Motors, Drives

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Events and Awards September 28, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 21-27, 2020

Articles about the Leaders Under 40 winners, electrostatic precipitators, edge I/O, 3-phase squirrel cage motors and hydrogen's growing importance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 21-27, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives September 14, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles September 7-13, 2020

Articles about 3-phase squirrel cage motors, effects of low energy prices, virtual commissioning, global manufacturing outlook and grab sampling systems were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from September 7-13, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Courtesy: EASA
Motors, Drives September 8, 2020

How to field test 3-phase squirrel cage motors

Maintenance of critical machines depends on the diagnostic electrical testing of installed 3-phase squirrel cage motors, interpretation of results and key points of physical inspection

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
In addition to the ethanol-alcohol base, the hand sanitizer contains small amounts of a denaturant and hydrogen peroxide to make it safe and effective, along with glycerin and distilled water to avoid drying of people’s hands. Courtesy: University of Missouri
Safety August 31, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 24-30, 2020

Articles about Ethanol-based hand sanitizers, protecting VFD investments, global manufacturing outlook, IIoT engagement and predictive maintenance were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 24-30, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Thomas Bishop, PE, is senior technical support specialist, EASA. He offered information about motor repairs in a Aug. 19 one-hour course available for viewing until end of November 2020. Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology and EASA
Motors, Drives August 27, 2020

Motor repair answers via Virtual Training Day

Motor repair advice about applications, a motor detective story, and a common misconception about motor designs are among additional answers available after a motor repair educational course.

By Thomas H. Bishop, P.E.
Variable AC drives can save users money by providing better motor control to operate the system at lower speeds and unity power factor. Courtesy: Danfoss
Maintenance August 24, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 17-23, 2020

Articles about protecting VFD investments, cable gland strategies, predictive maintenance and block valves were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 17-23, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Variable AC drives can save users money by providing better motor control to operate the system at lower speeds and unity power factor. Courtesy: Danfoss
Motors, Drives August 11, 2020

Top 10 ways to protect your VFD investment

Variable speed drives offer savings, if used properly

By Jon Mosterd
Courtesy: Fluke Reliability
Motors, Drives August 10, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles August 3-9, 2020

Articles about VFD parameters, CMMS success, robotic software, industrial lubrication and predictive analytics were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from August 3-9, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
Iterate Labs’ location and contact tracing device, top right, which can be attached to a worker’s wrist or arm or worn around the neck, for workplace social distancing. The device gives off audio and haptic alerts when workers are too close to one another. Courtesy: Iterate Labs/Cornell University
Motors, Drives August 3, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 27 to August 2, 2020

Articles about VFD parameters, PPE production, predictive analytics, wearable devices and manufacturing accidents were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 27 to August 2, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra
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Motors, Drives July 27, 2020

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 20-26, 2020

Articles about predictive maintenance value, manufacturing accidents, reusable masks for COVID-19, tungsten's value to manufacturers and the manufacturing index tips were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 20-26, 2020. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Chris Vavra