Motor Solutions

To Succeed, Control Your Speed

By Mark Harshman, Siemens Medium voltage variable frequency drives (VFDs) are often the best choice to capitalize on opportunities to significantly reduce the operating and...

Finding Reliability at High Altitude

By CHRIS BRAND, ABB The open-pit gold-silver mine project by the South African mining company Gold Fields is located in the Atacama Desert among the...

Brushless DC Motor Commits to 100 Percent Running Time

By Roger Ingemey, Circor  When process operations depend on 100 percent running time, control valve actuators must offer unrivaled performance together with low maintenance requirements....

How PMAC Motors Are Often the Best Solution for Processing Applications

By Matt Hanson, Bison Gear and Engineering Selecting the right type of motor for your next machine build now includes a new option to consider....

Vibration Monitoring of an Integrally Geared Centrifugal Air Compressor

By Indira Rajagopal, Metrix A centrifugal air compressor is a rotating machine that uses centrifugal force to develop pressure for different applications. It accelerates air from...

Taking It to the Edge

By Lin Liu and Suri Ganeriwala, SpectraQuest Inc.  In this article, fracture propagation is simulated using a finite element model for a gearbox that is...