December 2010Top 50 Automation Vendors
Yaskawa is named as one of the Top 50 Global and North American Automation Vendors by Control magazine.
Choosing Between Soft Starters and Drives
Soft starters are cheaper, but VFDs often provide better value
November 2010Redundant Drives Ensure Continous HVAC Operation
The best way to ensure uninterrupted operation in a closely controlled environment is to employ a dual-VFD system.
Yaskawa Releases 1/1.5 axis Motion Controller with IEC61131-3 Functionality
The release of the MP2600iec motion controller extends the MP product family.
Yaskawa Welcomes New Senior Regional Manager for Ontario and Manitoba
Roy Lieuw Kie Song Joins Yaskawa America, Inc. and will serve as Senior Regional Manager for Ontario and Manitoba
October 2010Yaskawa Welcomes New Product Marketing Manager
Steve Perreault Joins Yaskawa America, Inc. and will serve as a Drives Product Marketing Manager
September 2010Making Better Solar Cells
Two primary photovoltaic technologies are used to make solar energy modules: crystalline silicon and thin film.
Control Design 2010 Readers' Choice Awards
Yaskawa Earns Marks in 2010 Readers' Choice Awards from Control Design in Three Categories
August 2010Advantages of Digital Motion Control Networks—Beyond Wiring Savings
Five most important advantages of digital networks.
Yaskawa Welcomes New Director of Human Resources
Cory McHugh Joins Yaskawa America, Inc. and will serve as Director of Human Resources.
July 2010Anti-resonance and Vibration Suppression in Servo Systems
Vibrations, resonances, and oscillations can cause problems in a servo-motor application. But when you turn down the control-loop gains, the driven machine responds more slowly. So what do you do when the tuning gains that run the machine with fast settling time cause it to screech and oscillate out of control?
June 2010Yaskawa Releases V1000 Drive with NEMA 4X/IP66 Packaging
Prepackaged drives save time, money and space
How VFDs Save Energy
Analysis and examples of power conversion by variable-frequency drives.
New Company Name
Name Changes Reflect Growing Global Stature - Motoman Inc. and Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. Combine
May 2010Save Time With Reusable Code
Standardized programming for automation equipment is here to stay. At the forefront is IEC 61131-3-compatible software, which generates standardized code for use on any number of controls.
Who Moved My Pencil?
This article discusses how software improvements have automated the accounts payable process.
April 2010Calculating VFD Efficiency
This article introduces new techniques that manufacturers are using to make it as easy as possible to calculate possible savings when using variable frequency drives (VFDs) as compared to old mechanical systems by providing PC and even iTunes applications in addition to the know-how for doing the quick hand calculations on-the-spot to quantify potential energy savings.
Sensorless Control of Permanent Magnet Motors
This article identifies how to achieve sensorless control with permanent magnet synchronous motors.
Yaskawa Offers No Cost Repair Evaluations
Effective April 1, 2010, Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. is pleased to announce no cost evaluations for each Yaskawa product sent in for repair.
March 2010Yaskawa Associate Joins South Suburban Chamber Board of Directors
Neil Koepke, Manager of Marketing Communications, was elected to a two year term as a South Suburban Chamber of Commerce Board of Director in March 2010.
February 2010iQpump $aver Now Available on iTunes
New iQpump energy savings application for iPhone and iPod touch created by Yaskawa.
No Hot Air About VFDs
This article identifies the benefits of using variable-frequency drives (VFDs) to reduce energy consumed by induction motors.
Motion Control Association Elects First Board of Directors
John Payne of Yaskawa Electric America is among the newly elected board members for Motion Control Association.
Share the Load, Reap the Benefits
Article identifies how load sharing provides multiple advantages in a variety of industrial applications, but care must be taken in design
Sigma-5 with EtherCAT Receives Engineers' Choice Award
Control Engineering 2010 Engineers' Choice Awards Honorable Mentions
January 2010$avings Predictor Now Available on iTunes
New energy savings application for iPhone and iPod touch created by Yaskawa.
Yaskawa Launches Social Media
Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube Now Available
Yaskawa Electric Brasil Achieves ISO 9001 Certification
YEB receives ISO 9001, ISO 14000 and OHSAS 18001certifications from Bureau Veritas
Yaskawa Receives 2010 BOMA HVAC Drive Award for E7N
The Top Products Awards recognize the product releases that appeared on FacilitiesNet and generated the highest level of click-through interest from building and facility executives.