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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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Re: Intelligent Motors Monitor Their Performance

05/02/2016 2:50 PM

A mechanical analog to present Hard Disk Drive (HDD) S.M.A.R.T. technology reporting?

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