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Motor Oversizing: Does it do more harm than good?

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There are conflicting opinions on the harms and benefits of oversizing motors. According to a survey taken by Automation World, there are a number

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Variable Frequency Drives vs. Soft Starters

When a motor is rising to full speed, there is an inrush of current that can be harmful to connected devices and can wear out machinery quickly

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How Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) Save Energy

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Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), or AC Drives, are used far less frequently than fixed speed controllers. However, VFDs can significantly reduce

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Inside Machines: PC vs. PLC - Comparing Control Options

The 1970s saw the introduction of PLCs or Programmable Logic Controllers, which would forever change the way automation is achieved in industrial

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Calculating VFD Heat Dissipation

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It’s a beautiful day outside. But the sun is high overhead and the temperature is going through the roof. As the air conditioning struggles to

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Torque Characteristics of NEMA A, B, C, D, & E Motors

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Many aspects of a manufacturing system have various NEMA ratings to tell the manufacturers what they are best suited for. Things like size,

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Calculating Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) [Free Template]

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OEE stands for Overall Equipment Effectiveness.  It is a measure in percentage of how well a production machine is utilized over a period of

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Transforming Rotary Motion Into Linear

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Linear motion is referred to as moving an object in a straight line, typically with a programmed speed and in a specific position. One of the most

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Fundamentals of Integrating vs. Self-Regulating Processes

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A process that is integrative in nature tends to produce an output that is proportional to the running total of input values that have been

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VFDs - Reducing Noise and Conserving Energy

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Downtime, quality control, and performance efficiency are some of the biggest concerns for manufacturers when it comes to their production lines.

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