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Monday, 25 February 2019 09:13

The Benefits of Vibration Analysis For Predictive Maintenance

vibration motor compressorWith few exceptions, industrial machinery functions at its best when it runs smoothly without excessive vibration. Any machine with moving parts will be designed to operate within a  tolerable level of vibration, but when excessive vibration occurs it requires immediate correction to avoid escalating damage and costly downtime. 

Monday, 18 February 2019 14:45

Why is Your Motor Overheating?

Many of the biggest problems that cause bearing and windings failure and disrupt motor performance occur due to overheating. Here are some of the problems that need to be addressed to prevent a motor from overheating: 

Monday, 11 February 2019 09:35

Electric Motors: The Power Behind Life and Business Often Taken for Granted

As the world turns to electric power and away from engines, it turns more and more to motors of all sizes and power levels. Eventually, as the world moves away from using fossil fuels like gasoline, machine movement and power will increasingly be the byproduct of motors. Motors are already everywhere things move. They are often taken for granted when we see doors open, printers print, and gigantic structures delicately eased into place. Motors do not directly require fuel to operate. The electricity that drives them can be generated by any number of energy sources.

Monday, 04 February 2019 09:44

6 Tips For Designing And Building A Small Controls Project

A small controls projects can be described as controlling from 1 to 3 motors and/or a small, automated number of processes, or one piece of machinery. These needs can be satisfied with a small-medium sized NEMA enclosure along with relays or a microcontroller with limited I/O to execute timing functions, a variable frequency drive (VFD), or contactors with overloads for motor control along with a simple operator interface that includes pushbuttons or switches - all located in a single remote control panel.

Monday, 28 January 2019 09:34

How Automation Technologies can Transform Manufacturing Companies

In any revolution, consumers fall into several categories: innovators, early adopters, early majority, and so on. Most small to mid-sized companies cannot afford to be innovators or early adopters of others’ automated technologies, because the risks outweigh the potential gains. But when prices for innovations fall, and the early adopters have experienced the traps of beta-testing, small and mid-sized companies can gain a competitive edge by becoming part of the early majority. Automation technologies can transform your mid-sized company in four key areas.

Monday, 21 January 2019 16:42

How Generators Work With Automatic Transfer Switches

People in South Florida generally accept that living and working in the sunshine state is a whole lot easier when you have a generator. The generator is your first line of defense against the bad weather we see in and out of hurricane season. But, not everyone is aware that when you combine an Automatic Transfer Switch (ATS) with your generator, you now have a solution that takes your reliability up to a whole new level.

Monday, 14 January 2019 09:19

Advances in Processor Technology and Memory Capacity Give the Advantage to VFDs

In his June 2018 article at Pumps and Systems, Dan Peters did some comparisons of the practicality of replacing the traditional PLC (programmable logic controllers ) with the more advanced VFD (variable frequency drive) in embedded pump applications. While advances in processor and memory technology have benefited both types of controllers, programming limitations inherent with PLCs may make them as obsolete as the candle after the invention of the light bulb for controlling 3-phase induction motor applications.

Monday, 07 January 2019 09:31

Industrial Control System (ICS) - What is SCADA and How Does it Work

SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition; it is a type of industrial control system that can be used remotely. It operates using coded signals over communication channels and can be combined with data acquisition systems to acquire information regarding the status of remote equipment. This information can then be easily displayed, or recorded if needed.

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 14:20

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Frequently Asked Questions

There are several types of variable speed drives (VSDs) in use, but variable frequency drives (VFDs) are the most popular. Because they increase efficiency and reduce system wear, VFDs should be considered for any application which requires consistent torque at different load levels.

Monday, 17 December 2018 14:51

Can You Use a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) on a Single Phase Motor?

It is not advisable to operate a single motor with a variable frequency drive. While it is technically possible, the disadvantages far outweigh any benefits that you might expect. In a majority of cases, it is less expensive to upgrade to a 3 phase motor for use with a VFD.

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