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SPS IPC Drives 2018

SPS IPC Drives (November 27-29 in Nuremberg, Germany), covers the entire spectrum of smart and digital automation – from simple sensors to intelligent solutions, from what is feasible today to

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ABM Supplies AC Induction Motors for Autonomous Mobility

NAVYA has been developing innovative, environmentally-friendly, sustainable mobility solutions since 2014. The company, based in Villeurbanne, Lyon, France, builds driverless electric vehicles that move autonomously on defined routes. “We created

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Evolution of Cooling Tower Gearboxes

Written by: Jerome Jennings, global product manager, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. Industries that require process heat rejection often use field-erected cooling towers to keep pace with their heat load. Cooling

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

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SPS IPC Drives 2016 Review

Matthew Jaster, Senior Editor                 SPS IPC Drives 2016 took place November 22-24 in Nuremberg, Germany. The show is Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation. It was the perfect platform

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