Motor Matters with George Holling

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Motor Matters with George Holling

The Gizmo Society

It is hard these days to find any device that is not IoT-compatible or WiFi-connected. I recently had a new well pump installed that requires an iPhone for setup, which

Motor Matters with George Holling

Consolidation and Innovation

It has been a while, but as many of you know there are too many projects and not enough time. One of my many projects has been to identify new

Motor Matters with George Holling

The Times, They Are Changing

Occasionally in conversation you make a reference to technology and then realize that you are old. I could talk about the first microprocessors, vacuum tubes and the first power MOSFETs,

Motor Matters with George Holling

When Things Get Hot

Looking at recent inquiries, there appears to be a growing demand for motors that can operate in high-temperature environments. Although they were previously a “space age” or military domain, we

Motor Matters with George Holling

A Virtual Reality

Two weeks ago I was invited to speak at Infolytica’s Engage 2016 conference (infolyticaengage.com). The company makes tools for finite element analysis (FEA). During this conference I listened to many

Motor Matters with George Holling

Factoring In the Power Factor

Recently our customers have indicated a great concern over power factors when starting new development projects for higher-efficiency motors. While in Europe there has been an emphasis on power factor

Motor Matters with George Holling

Custom or Off-the-Shelf?

  Today I want to follow up on a discussion of an often debated topic: do you want a custom motor or should you buy a standard (stock) motor? The

Motor Matters with George Holling

Are We Open to Change?

  This post will be a little different than normal as it does not address a specific technical issue but rather the industry’s “state of mind.” It was prompted by

Motor Matters with George Holling

The Driving Force

In “the good old days” we simply connected a motor to the power lines and that created motion — but those days are disappearing fast. Almost all motion today is

Motor Matters with George Holling

The Reluctance Force We Are Reluctant to Use

Almost daily I’m asked about the switched reluctance motor (SRM) — a motor that was invented more than 100 years ago. But only in the 1980s did it come back