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Product platform expands to 1,700V range for industrial motor drives

1,700V modules with six-pack and CIB circuit topologies help to develop cost-effective inverters

Easy clean washdown motors

The new Kollmorgen AKMH stainless steel motors, available in the UK from INMOCO of Daventry, are designed for quick and easy cleaning CIP (clean-in-place)

Sensing expert expands portfolio with Hall effect magnetic sensors

Easy-to-use reference designs simplify industrial motor applications

Merits of DC technology

DC drives regenerate energy under braking without the need for complex intermediate storage or power bridges

AC drives registration service launched

Drive registration service via smart device app and online now available

Cost and time savings with drive-based functional safety

Significant advances in drive technology now allow for safety functions to be built directly into the drive which controls motor and machinery movements

Drives cut fume extraction costs at melting shop

Tata Steel’s extraction system saves £570,000 a year on energy costs with ABB variable-speed drives and high efficiency motors

High sensitivity Hall-effect latching sensor ICs

Sensor ICs are suited for applications such as commuting brushless DC motors used for medical equipment and appliances as well as for flow-rate sensing, speed and RPM sensing

What gives a motor sea legs?

Jerry Hodek looks at some of the principles and techniques that have evolved to make motors reliable at sea

Ballscrew drives now include new rolled version

Screw drives are suitable for a variety of machine building, automation, handling and automotive engineering applications

Motors drive plunger pumps

WEG to supply six custom-made squirrel-cage motors for driving plunger pumps on offshore oil production ships in Brazil

Delivering water to region in Turkey badly hit by drought

WEG has supplied eight medium-voltage asynchronous motors, to drive the pumps that transport water to the irrigation canal

A motor control technique for all seasons

Ere Jääskeläinen outlines the benefits of direct torque control (DTC) technology

Semiconductor devices energise servos and inverters

Whether an application requires precision motion control for medical apparatus or for powering a megawatt motor, the omnipresent transistor invariably sits at the crux of it all. Boris Sedacca reports on the latest developments in power electronics for motors

The fundamental principles of stepper motors

Stepper motors are very often the best solution for positioning applications, being low cost and straightforward. But they are not a universal panacea, as Gerard Bush reports

Micro-motors take over when conventional designs reach their limits

PiezoMotor AB develops, manufactures and markets cutting-edge based on patented piezoelectric technology

Water cooling boosts performance and component life

Water-cooled inductive and resistive components to increase the reliability and lifetime of electric motor and drive applications

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