The Tool Belt Podcast
Motors and Drives
3 steps to improve motor reliability
Establish specifications and standards, then preventive maintenance best practices.
6 power quality measurements to uncover hidden issues in electrical systems
Energy monitoring measurement to reduce cost.
Maximize motor reliability and efficiency
Sheila Kennedy says features like self-monitoring and onboard predictive analytics help to reduce unplanned downtime.
Advanced variable frequency drives are working in more applications
Modern VFDs combine control, safety, networking, and efficiency technologies.
How to protect VFD motor bearings using nanocrystalline inductive absorbers
Prevent hazardous-duty bearing failures from fluting caused by high-speed VFD switching.
What you need to know about AC motors and VFDs
Maintenance and repair can damage a motor, whether it be over- or under-lubrication to incomplete motor testing analysis. Here’s how modern motors and drives can help to avoid...
The value of cabinet-free drive technology
In this installment of Automation Zone, when drives are integrated into servo motors, manufacturers can rapidly reconfigure production systems.
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New directions in motors and drives
Sheila Kennedy says maintenance pros are looking at motor reliability from all angles.
How to protect bearings and extend motor life
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