Motors and Drives
Solving low speed rotary servo applications with direct-drive motors avoids hidden initial costs, while saving money over the life of the machine. Example shows $73,000 annual savings on a widget-making machine.
Electrical engineers should understand the basic history of motors before specifying them in various applications
Energy-efficient motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) can help reduce production costs through greater energy efficiency.
MIT researchers have design a heat engine with no moving parts, which could help enable a fully decarbonized power grid in the future.
Determining the source can be more difficult than correcting it.
Best practices and tips for motor management included advice on variable frequency drives (VFDs), motor efficiency, motor standards and more.
A permanent magnet (PM) motor requires a variable frequency drive (VFD) to operate effectively. See motor comparison table, induction motor vs. PM torque curve, and VFD programming and tuning advice.
Variable frequency drive (VFD) vocabulary words: These 50 terms can help properly apply VFDs.
Pent-up demand due to challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to result in strong growth for the motor and industrial gear markets in the next few years.
The most relevant information of a motor should be recorded on the nameplate, which includes frame size, voltage, power and more.