NORD DRIVESYTEMS will exhibit their latest innovative drive solutions at Modex 2022, focusing on technology for warehousing, distribution, and logistics. NORD’s modular design offers nearly unlimited versatility with more than 20,000,000 unique combinations of gearboxes, electric motors, and variable frequency drives.
As the old adage goes, "There is more than one way to skin a cat." In the early stages of any project, system designers are faced with choices; whether they are designing a new application or retrofitting an old one,
they need to determine what is the most efficient, economical and practical way of completing the task at hand. Though
there are usually at least two viable means to accomplish the task, the first step is always to review and weigh the merits of each option.
All major manufacturers of 3-phase
AC induction motors offer "inverter-duty" or "inverter-ready” models, but while these motors have inverter-rated insulation to protect the windings, the bearings--their most vulnerable parts--are too often ignored.
Fairchild International, a U.S.-based manufacturer of underground mining equipment, has produced battery-powered DC scoops since the early 1980s. With 17 different models available, Fairchild offers a size to fit any coal mining operation, making it the leader in the industry.
A new preventive maintenance program at a leading New England Ivy League university demonstrates how the push
for more sustainable "green" building management has led to a growing awareness of a chronic, widespread problem with HVAC motors—electrical bearing damage and failure.
Given that many different hydraulic systems recommend the use of either frequency converters or cyclic control (soft starter technologies), the question must be asked - Which one of these solutions is the most cost-effective in reducing energy consumption and providing the most satisfactory payback time?