Waukegan, IL – The $avings Predictor application is now available on Apple iTunes for iPhone (OS 3.1.2 or later) and iPod touch. This mobile application estimates energy savings when using a Variable Frequency Drive instead of conventional volume control methods. Variable frequency drives are reliable electronic devices that control three-phase electric motor speed. They are […]
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Water-Jacket Cooled Motor from WEG
Atlanta, Ga. – WEG Electric Corp. introduces the WGM water jacket cooled motor, ideal for extreme environments with high temperatures, dusty conditions, and space constraints. Featuring a cooling system that maintains thermal efficiency, the motor remains cool in harsh conditions. Through the circulation of water over the frame construction and endshields, the system allows an […]
Bison Gear Adds 650 Series to Verdant Duty(TM) AC Gearmotors
St. Charles, IL – Following the successful introduction of its 100 in-lb (11.3 N-m) inverter-duty AC gearmotor line, Bison Gear & Engineering Corp. has increased by seven times the output torque capability of its Verdant Duty™ 3-phase AC offering with the introduction of the new 650 Series variable speed gearmotors. Driven by 1/4 or 1/2 […]
Top 25 most searched for terms for March 2009
Here are the top 25 most popular terms for March 2009 as deteremed by user searches.
How Green is Your Gearmotor?
Three phase electric motors are more efficient than single phase, but three-phase power isn’t available everywhere. Variable Frequency Drives are today’s answer. When compared to DC speed controls, they offer more features to increase equipment life. To maximize efficiency of your gearmotor, avoid inefficient gearing. Right angle worm gear reducers can have efficiencies of 50% […]
ABB introduces the third generation of Baldor-Reliance RPM AC motors
Baldor-Reliance Generation 3 RPM AC motors deliver 1 to 1,750 hp, with customizable speed ranges in nearly any enclosure type. The motors are designed to handle the most demanding applications in industries such as chemical, oil and gas; plastics; HVAC; energy; forest products; metals and industrial automation. RPM AC motors are optimized for adjustable frequency […]
Choosing between (or combining) relays and PLCs
Top design objectives for control installations include capability, reliability, and cost effectiveness. Many new and retrofitted control panels employ components such as PLCs and even industrial PCs (IPCs) and programmable automation controllers (PACs) for advanced connectivity and control. It’s often appropriate to use these more complicated (and capable) options and remove or forgo electromechanical relays […]
What do bit rate, baud, and cycle time mean in industrial networks?
For industrial networks, two of the most important performance factors are determinism and speed. In other words, industrial networks must be able to deliver data in a specified, predictable period of time, and they need to do so as quickly as possible. When describing network speed, three specifications are typically used: bit rate, baud, and cycle […]
Part 2: Wireless in predictive maintenance — and wireless connectivity uses
In Part 1 of this series, we alluded to the increased adoption of wireless technologies for automation. In fact, the market for wireless technologies, one permutation of IIoT connectivity, has exceeded $1B annually … and will grow as global competition in manufacturing pushes organizations to optimize facilities for minimized cost of ownership. Consider the input […]
What are current and future MEPS for electric motors?
Minimum efficiency performance standards, or MEPS, specify the required efficiency levels for electric motors used in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The goals of implementing MEPS are to increase energy efficiency, promote energy savings, and reduce operating costs for electric motors. And although work is being done to harmonize electric motor efficiency classifications, MEPS vary […]