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Motors, Drives October 5, 2021

Back to Basics Education Session: Electric Motors

Electrical engineers should understand the basics of motors and how to specify them in various applications. Learn about these basics on Day Five of Fall 2021 Virtual Training Week

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
Courtesy: Yaskawa
Motors, Drives September 5, 2021

Benefits of auto-tuning VFDs

An auto-tune helps a variable frequency drive (VFD) control the motor with specific motor settings, and there are many ways to get the best results for a specific setting and situation. See five auto-tuning tips.

By Paul Avery
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives September 4, 2021

Airport logistics market expected to get boost from Asian market

The airport logistics market, which took a hit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is expected to rebound thanks to a boost from the Asian market, particularly China.

By Jamie Fox
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives September 3, 2021

Infrastructure bill projected to grow low-voltage market in key areas

The low-voltage (LV) drives market, like all other markets, dealt with a turbulent 2020 brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, but it should rebound if the Infrastructure Bill passes.

By Blake Griffin
VFD application issues. Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives August 12, 2021

Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 4

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

By CFE Media
Motor failure statistics from IEEE. Courtesy: CFE Media, Advanced Energy Corp.
Motors, Drives July 29, 2021

Motors & Drives: Tips and tools for efficient motor management, Part 2

Michael Lyda, motor and drive engineer with Advanced Energy Corp., explains tips and tools for efficient motor management in this transcript from a December 2020 webcast.

By CFE Media
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives July 14, 2021

Drive suppliers facing supply chain issues, semiconductor shortage

Motor and drive suppliers are rebounding from COVID-19, but are not out of the woods yet and are facing major supply chain issues and a semiconductor shortage.

By Brianna Jackson
Motors, Drives June 29, 2021

US Department of Energy issues final rule for testing small electric motors

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued rulemaking on test procedures for small electric motors for more than a decade.

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Courtesy: Koffel Associates
Motors, Drives February 19, 2021

Top 5 Consulting-Specifying Engineer articles: February 12-18, 2021

Read the best articles from the past week. Choosing between an ECM and VFD, NFPA 101 and COVID-19, NEC changes, integrating a BAS and data center metrics.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: Johnston, LLC
Motors, Drives February 1, 2021

Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed articles, January 2021

Read the best articles in January 2021 including: Choosing between an ECM and VFD, NFPA 70-2020 changes, NEC chances and more.

By Chris Vavra