Motors & Drives

EC Motor

A Rundown on EC, DC, and AC Motors

A Rundown on EC, DC, and AC Motors

What’s the Difference between AC, DC, and EC Motors? Machine Design, August 24, 2017 For motor applications, engineers have several options at their disposal. Typically, engineers can choose between direct-current (DC) or alternating-current (AC) motors. Machine Design has covered the difference between basic types of motors in the past. For motor applications, engineers have several options at their disposal.

Carestream Colorado

Carestream Colorado Reduces Energy Consumption by 21% and Wins Award

Carestream Manufacturing Plant Reduces Energy Consumption by 21% in 5 Years Energy Manager Today, August 2, 2017 Carestream, a provider of dental and medical imaging systems and IT solutions, has reduced energy consumption by 21% during the past five years at its Windsor, Colorado, manufacturing plant. In the past two years alone, Carestream Colorado has

electric motor measured effiiciency

World Record Set for Electric Motor Efficiency

Almost 100 per cent energy efficiency with synchronous motor Process & Control Engineering, July 9, 2017 Tests carried out on a 44 megawatt 6-pole synchronous ABB motor shortly before delivery showed an efficiency 0.25 percent greater than the 98.8 percent stipulated in the contract, resulting in the world record for electric motor efficiency. This efficiency improvement

electric motor efficiency

3-Phase Motors Not Running as They Should

Voltage Imbalance May Cause Motors to Run Inefficiently EC&M, June 13, 2017 Today’s 3-phase motors are more energy-efficient than their counterparts of only a couple of decades ago. Much of this is because of more precision in design, which allows for tighter tolerances and overall better construction. The newer motors use less energy and last

Heliex Power

Heliex Power Launches 3 Products to Boost Industrial Efficiency

Reinventing steam with three new technologies Eureka!, May 8, 2017 Heliex Power, the East Kilbride-based energy company, has launched three products to help a variety of industries maximise their energy efficiency, by building on its existing unique steam technology. The company, working with City, University of London, discovered a way of harnessing ‘wet’ steam –

Delta T Chiller

New Delta T Chiller Heralded as Most Efficient on the Market

Chiller Sets New Benchmarks For Energy Efficiency, Tight Control Plastics Technology, April 24, 2017 Here are more details on what is heralded as “the most efficient industrial process chiller on the market,” first discussed briefly in last month’s Keeping Up section. Jochen Naujokat, president of Delta T Systems, Richfield, Wis., and Rick Holzhauer, the firm’s chief mechanical

SynRM-Motor drive train efficiencies

Looking Beyond the Motor for Increased Drive Train Efficiencies

The importance of drive train efficiency Control Engineering, December 6, 2016 Rather than breaking down the drivetrain into different sections and focussing on a single component, such as the motor, Bauer believes that a view should be taken of a single, ‘electro-mechanical’ package – one which must be fully integrated to achieve maximum performance. Despite

electric motors

Advancing Technologies for Energy-Efficient Electric Motors

DOE Funds Projects to Develop Electric Motor Innovations ACHR News, December 8, 2016 The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced nearly $25 million for 13 projects aimed at advancing technologies for energy-efficient electric motors through applied research and development. The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Next Generation Electric Machines projects will address the

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