Motors now include synchronous reluctance

Danfoss VLT frequency converter operates optimally with a wide range of motor types

VSDs with safety built in

Drives’ built-in safety functions give machine builders more scope

Space: the final frontier for stepper motors

Alexander Hatzold explains why a new stepper motor standard for space is hitting the spot

Top five things that go wrong with electric motors

There are a myriad of issues that can cause electric motors to fail. However, among this rogue’s gallery of problems there is a set of usual suspects that crop up more often than the others. Jonathan Wilkins compiles a list of the top five causes

Simulation tools range expanded

Romax Technology enhances product portfolio with upgrades to three products

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)

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

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

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

The trends that are driving electric drives

What does the future hold for electric drives in the industrial automation sector? Currently there are three trends which are dictating development – speed and ease of specification, simplified control and maintenance, and machinery safety. Here, Nigel Dawson looks at these trends

High-efficiency motors power cave train

Train controlled by ABB variable-speed drives is helping visitors to Oman experience the wonders of a two-million year-old natural cave system, deep in the desert

‘Off-the-shelf’ variable frequency drives

Bosch Rexroth has unveiled its new series of variable frequency drives for general automation, materials handling, pumps, fans and conveyors

Servomotors bridge gap between stepper and induction motors

New Kollmorgen VLM series servomotors from Heason Technology suit value conscious applications

Sensor detects neutral and reverse gear positions in engine stop-start systems

Sensor element reliably detects the selected drive position and sends this information to control units incorporated in the vehicle

USB stepper motor evaluation kit

Aimed at OEMs and machine builders wishing to assess the many benefits of Arcus’ integrated motor technology



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