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September 2012

 Upgraded AC Motors Make Fiber Spinning More Efficient

Synthetic-fiber producer ENKA de Colombia SA, Medellín, Colombia, replaced dc and ac motors with advanced ac versions coupled to efficient variable-frequency drives on a fiber spinning line. The strategy saves the company more than $883,000 annually in electricity and downtime. 

 The Lead to Linear Speed

A Readers Faces Torsional Issues. Can They Overcome Them With Better Sensing or Control? Should They Look to an Electronic Answer?

 Synchronization Is Critical to High-Speed Assembly

Synchronization is an essential element of both symphony orchestras and football teams. It’s also important to the success of high-speed assembly lines.

 Advanced Servo Tuning Technology Enables Smooth Moves

Today’s ac servo systems are much different than those built even 10 years ago.

August 2012

 Troubleshooting Tips: Diagnosing and Mitigating Noise Spikes

Our panel of experts shares tips on discovering the source of noise spikes and ways to eliminate them.

July 2012

 Yaskawa Releases the P1000 Variable Speed Drive

The Flexible, Intuitive Solution for Fan and Pump Applications

 Yaskawa America, Inc. Expanding in Brazil

New 100,000 sq ft Facility for Drives & Motion and Motoman Robotics Divisions

 Automated Product Testing

One of the first items considered when developing a product should be product testing

 The Benefits of a Modular Machine

Programmable automation controllers and standardized, high-speed networks have enabled engineers to take a modular approach to designing assembly machines.

 Choosing the Right NEMA Enclosure

Comparing NEMA 3R and NEMA 4X enclosures for outdoor VFD applications

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