Motors and Drives
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.
Market research shows three trends influencing the drives market: functional safety, predictive maintenance and efficiency regulations.
EMEA regions suffered the greatest drives market decline in 2020, shipping costs and supply issues continue to pose problems, and global revenues will recover to pre-pandemic levels by 2022.