May 2013An Improved Active Front End Non- Regenerative Rectifier System Employing a Five-Limb Inductor
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) draw discontinuous current from the power system resulting in current distortion and consequently voltage distortion. Limiting current distortion to levels recommended in IEEE 519-1992 improves system efficiency, increases reliability, and limits voltage distortion that can adversely influence sensitive loads.
Yaskawa's schedule of operation for upcoming holidays in 2013.
Private label is a market segment producing enormous growth in recent years. Sales of private label food and beverage products in the U.S. topped $98 billion in 2011, according to a new report from market research firm Packaged Facts. Products in this category accounted for 17.6 percent of total retail food and beverage sales, the report said, and posted a six percent year-over-year sales growth.
April 20135 Really Good Servo Motor Videos
Here’s a look at some of the best servo motor videos Motion Control Tips found online.
Spool changer gets automated
Motion-control technology helped automate spoolchanging operations on machines that coil tubing, hose, wire, and other materials.
Cut centrifugal load energy costs
A simple calculation determines how upgrading a centrifugal load to a variable-frequency drive can cut costs
Improving network electrical noise immunity
The electrical noise immunity of real-time Ethernet-based motion networks is critical to operation, as are the methods employed to deal with interruptions in data transmission due to electrical noise and other factors. Automatic retry can double the noise immunity of these networks by retransmitting corrupt or missing data within the same transmission cycle.
March 2013Regenerative power units save energy
Spindle drives, decanter centrifuges, hoists, cranes, elevators, and torque dynamometer test rigs can save energy from frequent run and stop, deceleration with high inertia load, and overhauling torque by using a regenerative power unit. One application saves 54% of the power used, $1017 per year.
Application Overview: Wire Drawing
There are literally thousands of finished products that rely on drawn wire. To satisfy this ever growing need, many millions of miles of wire are drawn by metal working companies annually. For this reason wire drawing, although unchanged in process for many years, is an extremely cost sensitive and competitive market.
February 2013MCA Announces 2013 Board of Directors
John Payne, Vice President of the Motion Division, Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. remains a 2013 member of the MCA Board.
Understanding servo system application requirements
When selecting servo-based motion control systems, it’s all about the application.
January 2013Yaskawa Receives 2012 Leadership in Engineering Award
Winners for the Sixth Annual Program were chosen by Design World online users via a registration based online voting system.
Yaskawa Receives 2013 BOM Top Products Award for Building Automation ESP
The Building Operating Management Top Products award-winners were selected by an e-mail ballot to the facilities professionals who receive the print and online editions of the magazine, attend in-person and online events, and subscribe to e-newsletters.
Yaskawa named to First Team: Leadership in Automation 2012
Automation World reports on how readers implement automation projects in order to improve their companies’ bottom lines. This annual survey helps you know which companies your peers have chosen as their “first team” suppliers.
Energy Efficiency Improvement with Permanent Magnet Motors and Variable-Frequency Drives
About two-thirds of electricity is consumed by electric motors used in industrial facilities. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, motor systems are responsible for 63 percent of all electricity consumed by U.S. industry and the electric bill represents more than 97 percent of total motor operating costs.