Carbon Brush Redesign Solves Commutation Problem

Though DC motors may not be the latest state-of-the-art in technology, many railway and transit operators will trust in its reliability for many years...

How to Choose an Industrial Automation Controller

There are many important items to consider when choosing a controller for machine and process automation. Breaking down the equipment’s operational needs is a...
CLUTCHED HYBRID SYSTEM

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...

PVD Coatings Extend the Life of High-Value IGT and Steam Turbine Components

By Paul Brooks, Oerlikon Balzers Industrial gas turbine (IGT) manufacturers and MROs are continually seeking new ways to improve the performance and longevity of critical...

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,...

VFD Maintenance Tips

By Jason Wellnitz, Yaskawa America, Inc. Many production settings have changed in the midst of social distancing. Employees are spaced six feet apart, assembly lines...
Drive Composer

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...

Drive-based Functional Safety

Functional safety can be easily achieved with safety devices that are, themselves, already certified to the most relevant functional safety standards. ABB drives include...

Protecting Critical Pump Motors with Automatic Notification

By Jeff Elliott Although municipal and industrial process engineers have streamlined the monitoring and control of critical equipment through SCADA systems and other means of...

Canned Motor Pumps Update

By Heinz P. Bloch As a reliability professional since 1962, the author had many occasions to evaluate industry experience and feedback (see reference 1). He...