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December 2021

 PODCAST: Driving Motors with the Yaskawa U1000

Learn how the U1000 design functions and the many benefits it provides.

November 2021

 Anomaly Detection on Servo Drives

Reliably predict servo failures to reduce downtime

September 2021

 Consulting-Specifying Engineer most-viewed HVAC articles in 2021

Read the best articles about HVAC published in the last year including choosing between an ECM and VFD, COVID-19 mitigation, hospital ventilation design, smart building design, and more.

 PODCAST: Exploring the GA800 Drive

Learn about the unit’s various features and how it is designed to be an effective, versatile solution for a wide range of industrial motor-control applications.

 Choosing linear servo motors for the right application

There are several types of linear servo motors and knowing the strengths and weaknesses of each, along with the application they’re best-suited for, is critical.

 Benefits of auto-tuning VFDs

An auto-tune helps a variable frequency drive (VFD) control the motor with specific motor settings, and there are many ways to get the best results for a specific setting and situation. See five auto-tuning tips.

August 2021

 Forward in 3D: Rise Above Challenges in 3D Metal Printing

Servo motors and robots are transforming additive applications. Learn the latest tips and applications when implementing robotic automation and advanced motion control for additive and subtractive manufacturing, as well as what’s next: think hybrid additive/subtractive methods.

 Single blade rotary knife: Application overview

Industrial rotary knives, usually servo-driven, cut a continuously-fed web into desired lengths. Software helps size and configure the servo for rotary knife applications.

May 2021

 Yaskawa named First Team Honoree in 2021 Leadership in Automation

Automation World’s Leadership in Automation program reflects reader recognition of outstanding suppliers of industrial automation technologies.

April 2021

 Featured Podcast: Exploring the GA500 AC Microdrive

Learn about the unit’s various features and discusses how it is designed.

March 2021

 Motion Control Brings Flexibility to Packaging

Packaging operations need to change on a dime these days. That requires coordinated motion control hardware and software.

February 2021

 Yaskawa named to Clarivate Top 100 Global Innovators

Yaskawa is pleased to announce for the 6th consecutive year, Clarivate has named Yaskawa as a Top 100 Global Innovator!

 Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 3

Direct-drive servomotors are becoming more common as range and availability expands for use in many machine and motor applications.

January 2021

 Direct drive vs. geared rotary servomotor: A quantification of design advantage: Part 2

Testing a direct drive and geared rotary servomotor shows there are some significant differences between the two when actually put into practice.

 How to size an electric-motor-driven chain-and-sprocket system

Explore the process for sizing the components (using that same software) for an electric-motor-powered axis based on chain and sprocket power transmission.

 How to choose between an ECM and a VFD

While each has its place in HVAC applications, electronically commutated motors and variable frequency drives have important differences in simplicity, flexibility, cost and other factors