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Using a standardized methodology to define project quality ensures deliverables fit customer specif...
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Historically, the use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has been limited to large motors and proj...
The packaging and processing industry is becoming more automated with more companies being bought o...
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Manufacturing automation provides companies many benefits such as improved safety, lower costs, and...
For the first time in the history of industrial controls, industrial control system (ICS) programmi...
The terms accuracy, repeatability, and resolution can be found on the spec sheets of many engineere...
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Customization and variability are at an all-time high and food producers must keep up with the tren...
It is essential to perform preventive maintenance (PM) checks on electric motors as a part of manag...
Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system....
A permanent magnet (PM) motor is an ac motor that uses magnets imbedded into or attached to the sur...
Providing cost, space, and energy efficiency for VFD applications.
If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the equipme...
Motor current analysis provides information on existing issues such as loose connections, burned wi...
Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of productiv...
Keep an ear out for leaks, but look at other factors as well.
It is important to verify and improve short-circuit rating to remain in compliance.
The use of variable frequency drives (VFDs) has many benefits including improved process control, e...
End users desire speed and/or torque control procure and install VFDs to modify existing applicatio...
Assessing the motor before repairs and a well thought-out preventive maintenance program can help r...
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of th...
Inside Machines: Lumber machine manufacturer’s moves to servo control yields increased precision, p...
Yaskawa Motoman's 6-axis MA1440 arc welding robot features a 6 kg payload and a large 50 mm wrist h...
Although VFD manufacturers have made many advances in terms of ease of use, some users still find p...
Yaskawa Motoman's MH12 six-axis robot is designed for assembly, dispensing, material handling, mach...
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have become ubiquitous in manufacturing, and there are many aspect...
Strategy combines compressor motor, drive in one package.
PID loop tuning may not be a hard science, but it’s not magic either. Here are some tuning tips tha...
A new control strategy and implementation system optimize variable frequency drive (VFD) efficiency...
Engineers generally don't get very involved in politics, but that needs to change. Engineering is c...
Best automation, control, and instrumentation products in 27 categories.
Engineers must understand how the components in the HVAC systems they design use power and how they...
The global market for centrifugal pumps is expected to grow to over $40 billion in 2019, but the oi...
The Motion Control and Motor Association outlined several motion trends for 2016 including the Indu...
Ask Control Engineering: How can variable speed drives increase efficiency? Links to resources on v...
High radio frequency (RF) leakage currents in drive-powered systems can be eliminated by using spec...
Sophisticated, vacuum-compatible motion devices are increasingly being used by product designers an...
Respondents to the Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2015 HVAC and Building Automation Systems (BAS) S...
Key findings from The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies Research.
Here are some best practices for designing building automation systems (BAS) and controls for HVAC ...
The ability to program and control robots, servos, and drives with one software package is availabl...
EASA AR100 details steps to take to clean, repair, and test equipment.
In a typical wastewater treatment plant, aeration blowers are the largest single consumer of energy...
Inside Machines: In low- and medium-voltages, three-phase induction motors are the most widely used...
How product innovations are revolutionizing pump monitoring and process control management.
Companies are considering upgrades for primary process control systems, but upgrades for secondary ...
Upgrade your next machine design with servo motors to decrease downtime, decrease footprint, increa...
Machine designers strive to increase throughput, decrease machine costs, and reduce maintenance cos...
Knowing the truth about VFD operation can simplify the selection process for choose a variable freq...
Below are a few key comparisons between small and large engineering firms that specify HVAC and bui...
Voltage fluctuations not only affect performance, it can also put the safety of electrical devices ...
Engineers must understand how the components in the systems they design use power and how they can ...
Harmonics mitigation, filtering voltage spikes are two key issues.
Servo system selection criteria involves more than just wattage and price. Other important servo cr...
A general-purpose test system can be viewed as a research and development tool and a production and...
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Cycling motors on and off could be a way to meet demand; minimize starts, stops, and run time; and ...
A rudimentary understanding of how shaft sizes are determined can be helpful to anyone who works wi...
Multi-phase ac induction motors have traditionally dominated the electric motor industry. The indus...
Advice follows on using proportional-integral-derivative (PID) tuning for motion control and roboti...
When designing a system and automating it, there are numerous professionals involved with each of t...
Hands-on experience helps accelerate the PID learning curve.
Engineering and IT Insight: Programming and the other associated tasks of design, installation, deb...
Servo control software improves applications requiring accurate path tracking and low settling time...
One-in-four control loops are regulating level, but techniques for tuning PID controllers in these ...
For those who are just getting into writing ladder logic and have maybe taken a few classes or seen...
Engineering and IT Insight: Lazy?! Great control system programmers spend more time in design so th...
Correctly setting controls for pumps and circulators is key to achieving energy savings.
Testing drive-and-motor systems is a three-step process.
There is no “one size fit all” formula for legacy migration of control systems, but assessing the a...
Cross-referencing really can be an art. If successful it can save a company time and money, whereas...
Ask Control Engineering blog links to 60 years of motors, drives, and motion control coverage for t...