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The Motors Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about gears all types of motors including AC motors; DC motors; servo, stepper and linear motors; and motor maintenance and efficiency. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news and industry trends, to hot topics and cutting edge innovations.

ABM Drives: Custom, Continuous-duty Motors and Drives

Posted May 19, 2017 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The design and manufacture of drives for almost every application is facilitated by ABM Drives’ comprehensive standard continuous-duty motors and drive product platform and flexible modular systems. A modular design process allows for cost-effective, low-volume production runs.


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Goal: Let's Elevate the Status of Manufacturing

Posted November 23, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

The disconnect between reality and the public perception of manufacturing jobs threatens the ability of manufacturers to attract workers. That's the bleak picture painted by a survey of U.S. citizens, sponsored by digital manufacturer Proto Labs and reviewed on Engineering360.


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Using Software for Motor & Generator Analysis

Posted August 15, 2016 12:00 AM by SavvyExacta
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Software can help engineers obtain standard motor/generator parameters, or design specialized virtual experiments. Users can display waveforms, FFTs of the waveforms, phasor diagrams, and time-averaged values of many quantities. Multiple designs can be analyzed at the same time and results of the different designs compared.

Check out an example using a model in software to study an AC synchronous reluctance machine for traction application.

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1 comments; last comment on 09/23/2016
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First-ever FLNG Vessel to Star Eight Flameproof Motors

Posted June 03, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Even as the global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) slows a bit, industry experts predict long-term growth for the market in the Asia-Pacific and Indian regions. So notes a recent report appearing in the GE Oil & Gas Newsroom. Also noted is the trend to use floating LNG (FLNG) operations to "improve the viability of smaller, more remote or environmentally-sensitive (gas) fields that would otherwise be too costly or difficult to develop." The first tanker to be converted for FLNG operations is the Hilli, whose conversion requires eight flameproof vertical motors.


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Intelligent Motors Monitor Their Performance

Posted May 02, 2016 12:00 AM by Engineering360 eNewsletter

Engineers from Saarland University in Germany are developing self-monitoring motor systems that function without added sensors. Instead, the motor control system continuously monitors the motor's magnetic-field strength during operation. This data is used to compute rotor position and to draw inferences about motor status. These motors, reports IHS Engineering360, can be networked together, with one taking over for another if it has failed or is not operating as it should.


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