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January 2013

 Energy Efficiency Improvement with Permanent Magnet Motors and Variable-Frequency Drives

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.

December 2012

 Yaskawa Commemorates First U.S.-Manufactured MV1000 Medium-Voltage Drives

The Kagami-Biraki sake ceremony celebrates the start of U.S. manufacturing of the Yaskawa MV1000 medium-voltage ac drives, first in that series of drives to be built in Oak Creek, Wis., with an investment in manufacturing and testing in excess of $3 million. See photo gallery from the ceremony and plant tour, below.

November 2012

 The Power of PackML: A Tactical Brief

Published by Automation World Magazine with featured article written by Doug Meyer.

 The Power of PackML

The Power of PackML: A Tactical Brief - Published by Automation World Magazine with featured article written by Doug Meyer.

 Yaskawa Europe to Acquire Majority Shares of VIPA

Acquisition Strengthens Yaskawa’s Automation Solutions Portfolio

 Controls Technology Leads to Breakthrough in PTI-compliant Marking

This Florida grower and shipper looked high and low for an automated method of marking palletized cases of produce. Finally, it built its own which includes Yaskawa's Sigma 5.

 XYZ AC Motors vs. DC Motors for Power Presses

Depending on the drive style, a high-tonnage mechanical press can stamp out metal parts at up to 1,000 strokes per minute.

October 2012

 Machine Commissioning: A Programmer’s Checklist

Inside Machines tips and tricks: Control engineers need to practice these programming tips to ensure project timeline pressure doesn’t harm the machine project.

September 2012

 Open-Delta Systems Affect VFDs

To avoid premature drive failure, take proper precautions when installing VFDs on open-delta supplies.

 Yaskawa Acquires Wermac Electric, Ltd.

Acquisition Strengthens Yaskawa’s Position in the Oil & Gas Industry.

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