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Motors, Drives

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Motors, Drives December 26, 2020

Grant given to design ultrahigh temperature tolerant alloys

A team of Texas A&M University researchers are investigating a class of metals, called refractory high entropy alloys (RHEAS), that can withstand higher operating temperatures.

By Dharmesh Patel
Courtesy: Swagelok (Note: Photos featuring associates without masks were taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
Maintenance December 14, 2020

Swagelok Co. excels by looking to the future

2020 Plant Engineering Top Plant: Focus on training, workforce development and digitalization enable success

By Kevin Parker
Courtesy: Yaskawa America
Motors, Drives December 4, 2020

Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 1

A geared servomotor can be useful for rotary motion technology, but there are challenges and limitations users need to be aware of.

By Dakota Miller and Bryan Knight
Courtesy: Interact Analysis
Motors, Drives November 4, 2020

Motor, industrial gears market expected to recover quickly from COVID-19 impact

In spite of the losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the geared motors market is expected to have a period of sustained recovery and growth over the next few years.

By Interact Analysis
Courtesy: Toshiba International Corp.
Motors, Drives November 2, 2020

How to match drives (VFDs, VSDs) to the motor

Size a variable-speed drive (VSD) for the application, and ask if a general-purpose drive will do or if more embedded intelligence is needed. Do you need a VSD, variable frequency drive (VFD) or adjustable speed drive (ASD)? (Trick question)

By Joshua Jagnanan
Courtesy: Nippon Pulse America/ֱ Products for Engineers Database
Motors, Drives October 21, 2020

Motor repair standard approved

Standard describes industry best practices for ac and dc motors and generators reliability and efficiency.

By ֱ Apparatus Service Association (EASA)
Courtesy: Beltran Technologies
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