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Selecting a scope for a variable frequency drive

Select the right oscilloscope to fit a variable frequency drive (VFD) application. Consider scope types, probes, and options. See eight factors to consider when choosing an oscilloscope.

How to kill your favorite variable frequency drive

Though not a complete list, following are some tried-and-true methods some have unintentionally used to destroy variable frequency drives (VFDs). Avoid the following situations to help your VFD live a long and fruitful life.

Engineering Essentials: A Closer Look at the I's and O's of VFDs

Making use of the inputs and outputs on a VFD can prove very beneficial to an application.

Implementing remote technical training

By using an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) gateway, or a remotely-controlled PC, critical how-to skill-based training can be made available to engineering students anywhere there’s an Internet connection.

Know the Score About SCCR

Short-circuit current ratings is a number you need to heed.

Demystifying the VFD

The VFD converts the AC voltage from the power company into a DC voltage it can better regulate. Then it takes the DC voltage and inverts it back into AC.

How to get a variable frequency drive (VFD) running with minimal effort

Here we cover the specifics of how variable frequency drives (VFDs) operate and ways to simplify their installation and setup.

Four Ways to improve Production by Understanding the Physics of Servos

This article published by TechBriefs and written by Michael Miller & Jerry Tyson, Regional Motion Engineers, Yaskawa America, Inc., explains how there is always a need to increase production in automation applications. Sometimes achieving improvements requires breaking the process down to its fundamental basics.

Mechatronics: Gaining Control and Applications

“New” Technology Turning  Heads — and  Profits.

Understanding Permanent Magnet Motors

A permanent magnet (PM) motor is an ac motor that uses magnets imbedded into or attached to the surface of the motor’s rotor. This article provides an elementary understanding behind the terminology, concepts, theory, and physics behind PM motors.

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