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23 April 2018

ABB has won Manufacturer of the Year at the Motion Control Industry (MCI) awards for the second year running.

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03 October 2017

Allied Motion Technologies has added smaller frame sizes to its line of Megaflux Frameless Direct Drive Torque Motors. Motors are now available in sizes ranging from 60 to 792 mm in outside diameter, with multiple stack lengths for each diameter.

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14 February 2017

Meeting the needs of operators in applications such as food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical processing, who are under pressure meet the highest standards of hygiene, Gibbons Engineering Group offers waterproof electric motors and variable speed drives.

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01 January 2017

As of 1 January, 2017, IE3-grade energy efficiency will be compulsory in the EU for mains-operated electric motors in the rated power range from 0.75 to 375kW.

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22 September 2016

Available from Delta Line, new BLDC flat motors from Fulling are said to be an ideal solution for many applications thanks to their compact, flat design (32mm diameter, length <18 mm).

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16 June 2016

Schaeffler has launched an innovative standalone system for monitoring the condition of rotating plant and equipment with fixed or variable speeds from 100 to 15,000 rpm. Thanks to its unique automatic fault assessment feature, the system can be operated by maintenance staff with little or no expertise in vibration monitoring technology.

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27 April 2016

Available in 22mm diameter, the new Portescap 22DCP coreless motor offers high efficiency and what is described as an unparalleled price-to-performance ratio.

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27 April 2016

Available through OEM Automatic, iMOT17 is Technosoft’s family of size 42mm (NEMA17) motors with integrated electronics, containing a brushless or stepper motor, encoder, servo drive and motion controller, all in one compact unit.

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25 February 2016

Together with partner, Schleich, Whitelegg Machines will present a comprehensive array of advanced motor testing and condition monitoring equipment. Spread across 6 workstations, visitors will have the opportunity to view hands-on demos of both off –line and on-line motor testing and analysis.

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19 October 2015

Berlin-based Menzel Elektromotorenhas have completed construction of a motor fitted into a special enclosure for a cement plant in Oman.

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19 June 2015

This year’s Isle of Man SES TT Zero Challenge class event saw two Victory Racing prototype race bikes – powered by Parker Hannifin’s Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) PMAC electric motors – take third and fourth place.

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08 June 2015

An extension to ABB’s low voltage IEC mining motors range is now available with Ex d flameproof protection for use in underground mine (group I) applications such as conveyors, air handling fans and water pumps.



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08 June 2015

Ahead of Ecodesign standard EN 50598-2 NORD Drivesystems is performing tests and numerical analyses for components and systems manufactured in-house and can therefore quickly provide detailed information to resolve any customer queries concerning the standard.

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08 June 2015

Demonstrating extensive know-how in application-specific motor manufacturing for industrial use and beyond, Nord Drivesystems showcased a range of configurations at Hannover Messe 2015.

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23 April 2015

The energy-saving benefits of using Emerson drive and motor solutions have been highlighted in a test report on electric motors by Energimyndigheten (Swedish Energy Agency).

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20 January 2015

As of 1st January 2015, the new European minimum energy performance standard (EU MEPS) means all motors between 7.5 and 375kW must either meet IE3 efficiency levels or meet IE2 if fitted with a variable-speed drive.

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02 January 2015

From January 1st 2015 the latest efficiency regulations for electric motors come into force in Europe whereby any new installation using a motor between 7.5 kW and 375 kW must use either an IE3 rated motor or an IE2 motor installed with a variable frequency drive (VFD). The regulation is supported by a new standard, EN50598, which benchmarks the efficiency ratings of electric motor drives.

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24 October 2014

Designed to save energy, Lafert HPS IE4-compliant motors satisfy current and future mandatory European motor efficiency requirements to help eliminate motor-related machine re-design.

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13 June 2014

Building upon the current IE4 Super Premium Efficiency standard, ABB’s IE5 SynRM2 technology will reduce energy losses by an additional 20%. This new motor technology sees ABB taking motor efficiency to the next level, a new ultra-premium efficiency, IE5.

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08 May 2014

Low-voltage motors in energy efficiency class IE5 should have approximately 20% lower losses than IE4 motors. WEG has now launched a permanent-magnet motor that fulfils this demanding requirement, making it one of the first to qualify for the IE5 Ultra Premium Motor designation.

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FEATURES

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09 January 2017

Modern electric motors may be more efficient and reliable than their ancestors, but they can still fail sometimes. Martin McGuffie, service manager of Euroserv, explains the three common causes of electric motor failure and how maintenance staff can reduce the impact equipment failure can have on business

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20 October 2015

The ErP Directive - the second stage of the EU motor efficiency regulations - took effect at the start of this year. Until now, industry has mainly focused on electric motors, but that no longer enough, says Eaton UK's Stuart Greenwood,

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14 October 2015

Production managers in the food and beverage industry face a number of headaches, yet with the right approach, electric motors can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem, as Dave Hawley, ABB, explains

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14 July 2015

Around the world, legislation relating to electric motor efficiency is tightening in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions and damage to the environment. However, far less attention is paid to some of the practicalities. Lucie Hodkova of Exico looks at how best to determine the efficiency of an installed motor.

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24 April 2015

Many plant engineers are confused about measurement of their motors’ efficiencies and some motor suppliers are making matters worse. Bill Bertram of Marathon Electric, says the problem began seven years ago and has a simple solution

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28 November 2014

As the development of more efficient electric motors continues to keep pace with upcoming regulations, it is important to ensure that all the components are engineered to the latest specifications, including the bearings. Tony Synnott, UK Engineering Manager for NSK Europe, explains how bearing design is affecting electric motor performance and reliability.

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21 October 2014

With the next phase of regulations coming into effect in January 2015, motors with a rated output of 7.5-375kW shall not be less efficient than the IE3 or will meet the IE2 efficiency and be equipped with a variable speed drive (VSD). With this in mind, fluid-flow application engineers are reviewing different technologies available to improve efficiencies further, says Siegfried Kreutzfeld, managing director at WEG Motors

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22 September 2014

The mains supply is coming under growing strain as industry regains momentum, so the chances of motor starting corrupting it are increasing. Various techniques for reduced voltage during starting are available and Jerry Hodek of motor maker Marathon Electric, explores which is best for different applications.

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08 May 2014

A tub of grease costs next to nothing, while a seized motor can bring a production line to a standstill, resulting in enormous accumulating losses. Magda Bartosova, technical advisor of Rotor UK, stresses the importance of remembering to lubricate electric motors

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28 April 2014

WEG chose the recent Drives & Controls exhibition to showcase the W40, W50 and W60 series, the latest additions to its portfolio of three-phase induction motors, as well as a permanent-magnet motor that is one of the first to qualify for the IE5 Ultra Premium Motor designation.

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31 October 2013

There are documented cases of motors that have given 20 or 30 years’ sterling service only to fail within hours of being fitted with a variable speed drive which was meant to save energy and protect the motor from high load on start-up. It’s a fairly unusual occurrence, but production engineers planning an upgrade to their facilities should be aware of the possibility. Here, Jerry Hodek, MD of Rotor (UK) explores the problem and looks at solutions and alternatives.

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11 June 2013

Don’t resign yourself to hefty bills when it comes to power consumption you can cut costs and boost efficiency in electric motors by looking at the bigger picture and taking a systems approach, says Phil Burge of SKF

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07 May 2013

With the continued rise of energy costs, electric motors are recognised as an important element for reducing electricity bills. But, according to Lenze, the electric motor itself is only part of the picture...

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26 April 2013

According to Jonathan Green, HBM’s senior sales engineer, the efficiency of electric and hybrid drive vehicles can be significantly improved by close examination of the raw test data.

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16 January 2013

The myriad motor technologies all have partially overlapping functionalities, so how does an engineer choose the right type of motor for a given application? Jerry Hodek, technical & operations director at Regal, offers this guide for applications requiring precisely metered torque, speed or positioning

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18 April 2017

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23 July 2013

Fulling presents the new range of 3 phase stepper motors.

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08 February 2013

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08 February 2013

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18 April 2017

Upskill with FANUC and improve your productivity At the FANUC Academy we’re passionate about automation – and love nothing more than conveying that passion.

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18 April 2017

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