How to Assess Pump Performance

Conventional centrifugal water pumps are unable to be significantly improved; however the Stelth “Solid Body Vortex” principle, employed as a pump, approaches the problem...

Browning Turns Up the Heat

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Emerson has been bringing technology and engineering together to provide solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets...
Dynamatic

Extending the Life of Eddy Current Variable Speed Drive Systems

Figure 1: Original Dynamatic® Assembling Drawings Eddy current drive technology can be a reliable proven alternative to traditional VFDs. An eddy current drive controls speed...

Encompassing an Optimized Match Between Bearings and Applications: Part 1 of 2

Wherever there is rotating machinery—pumps included—rolling bearings perform vital functions. In general, they support shaft loads, reduce friction through rolling motion, and provide shaft...

The Future for Motor Control

ABB’s new AC drive portfolio introduces a new era in control panel design, featuring an intuitive, high contrast and high-resolution control display, enabling easy...

Encompassing an Optimized Match Between Bearings and Applications: Part 1 of 2

In last month’s introduction to this article, we discussed how the evolution of ISO standards has gradually refined life calculation methods to help close...

Driven Toward Innovation

Ferdinand Porsche is best known today for the sports cars that bear his name, but, among other engineering breakthroughs, he also built the first...

Integral Squeeze Film Damper Reduces Vibrations, Increases Production

The Dow Chemical Company operation in Deer Park, Texas, creates specialty chemicals for paint, detergent, floor care, adhesives and sealants, automotive coatings, acrylic plastics,...
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Keeping Current with the Times

Dynamatic® eddy current drive system chosen to replace aging wound rotor/liquid rheostat system Dynamatic® electromagnetic adjustable speed drives on induction motors have been installed in...

Ferryboat Travels into the Future with Danfoss VLT Drives

Carrying people and goods across rivers by ferryboat is a two-century old form of transportation that existed long before modern bridges. But for Clackamas...