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Motors & Drives

Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs
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Nucor Steel Adopts Use of VFDs

As part of its asset management strategy, Nucor Steel replaces two-speed motors with variable frequency drives to reduce energy and water use as well as maintenance costs.
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Elmo Motion Control: High Power Density Servo Drive

The GOLD BEE nano drive delivers current of 50 A/100 VDC in harsh Environments.
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More Reader Response on Motor Oversizing

Automation World’s article, “Engineers Split on Motor Oversizing," contained information from a reader survey on the pros and cons of oversizing motors. Read more reader feedback.
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Mixed Picture for Medium-Voltage Drives

Some industries and geographies are seeing considerable growth in MV drives, while others face decline. But expect 2014 to shift toward equilibrium.
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Sizing Advice from Motor Makers

Motor manufacturers are some of the most useful experts to consult if you need to size motors for a difficult application. Many also provide software to aid in motor sizing.
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Engineers Split on Motor Oversizing

Many engineers do it, but does the practice of oversizing motors “just in case” do more harm than good? An exclusive Automation World survey reveals both sides of the debate.
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MWV's Lee Miller describes the Shellpak Renew system at The Automation Forum 2014.
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Adherence Pack 2.0 Now Reaching Walmart Stores

As baby boomers continue to age and adherence packaging becomes more important than ever, one clever company built a 134-axis servo-driven system to crank out lots and lots of blister-style adherence
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Bosch Rexroth: Drive Handles High Power with High Efficiency

The IndraDrive CL/ML has power ranges of 110 kW to 500 kW on a single unit; up to eight units can be paralleled for 4 MW output.
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Siemens: Decentralized Servo Drive

The Sinamics S120M is a motor with integrated drive that offers the option of moving the inverter outside the control cabinet and directly onto the motor, reducing cabinet space and required cooling.
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Lenze: Gearboxes for Smart Motors

The g500 gearboxes provide efficiency of over 94 percent across the entire transmission range.
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