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WEG White Paper: Choosing Between a Variable Frequency Drive or a Soft Starter

WEG White Paper: Choosing Between a Variable Frequency Drive or a Soft Starter

The following article is an excerpt from a white paper titled, “Choosing a Variable Frequency Drive or Soft Starter based on your application need” published by WEG Electric Corporation Read the full White Paper Overview When accelerating an AC motor to full speed using a full voltage connection, a large inrush current may be required.…

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VFDs Offer Cost-Effective Benefits for Plants

VFDs Offer Cost-Effective Benefits for Plants

Variable frequency drives (VFDs) are designed to reduce energy usage by controlling the speed of the motor and can offer cost-effective benefits for plants. Most business owners are aware of the high cost of operating electrical motors, but there are ways to reduce the costs. Improving the efficiency of an electric motor will save money…

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Design World Article – What Is A Gearmotor

Design World Article – What Is A Gearmotor

by Miles Budimir, Senior Editor for Design World Gearmotors are a fairly well-established technology. And recently, there is renewed interest in gearmotors, following a trend in integrated systems in general. More specifically, rising energy costs are driving demand for improved process efficiencies. This presents an opening for gearmotors that can be used in a variety…

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Gates Whitepaper: Proper Alignment Can Increase Belt Drive Performance

Gates Whitepaper: Proper Alignment Can Increase Belt Drive Performance

Misalignment is one of the most common causes of premature belt failure. Depending on its severity, misalignment can gradually reduce belt performance by increasing wear and fatigue. Or, it can destroy a belt in a matter of hours or days. While the forms of misalignment may be fairly well understood, accurate measurements and acceptable limits…

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Bishop Wisecarver – Linear Actuators Accelerate Motion System Design

Bishop Wisecarver – Linear Actuators Accelerate Motion System Design

A linear actuator is a combination of linear guides and power-transmission components contained in an assembly. Sometimes these are referred to as a linear motion system, or an actuated system. Designing with a complete actuated linear system can reduce overall machine design and fabrication costs. Standardized actuator products eliminate the effort associated with integrating lower-level…

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Guide to Selecting & Replacing Synchronous Belts

Guide to Selecting & Replacing Synchronous Belts

Just as we now consider rotary dial phones archaic, so are many installed synchronous belt drives. That they continue to operate is testimony to their durability—but that should not prevent you from taking advantage of newer synchronous belt drive technology that can improve equipment design, efficiency, and field installations. Synchronous belt technology has taken a…

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5 Common Motor Myths

5 Common Motor Myths

by Stephen Mraz in A Skeptical Engineer Electric motors are incredibly common in manufacturing and many engineers are well-versed in their operation and principles. But the average consumer, and even a few non-electrical engineers are unaware that what they think is true about motors and efficiency just isn’t true. Here are five of the more common…

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Industrial Supply Magazine Article Features ISC Companies

Industrial Supply Magazine Article Features ISC Companies

From bearings and PT products, to machining and fabrication, ISC Companies offers true turnkey solutions. Take a walk through most distribution companies and you often feel a strong sense of déjà vu. This been-there-seen-that feeling occurs because most distribution facilities are very much alike. While they focus on unique marketplaces, they tend to sell the…

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Food Grade H1 Lubricants Reduce Contamination Threats in Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Food Grade H1 Lubricants Reduce Contamination Threats in Food and Beverage Manufacturing

Food production consists of different types of equipment including pumps, mixers, chain drives, tanks, pipes, conveyors, compressors, automatic doors and many other units and systems—all of which need lubrication to work properly and safely. Plant managers realize that different machines require different types of lubricant and that stocking, tracking, and deploying lubricants effectively are critical…

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