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Drives & Motors Features

Inverters that look after themselves – and your plant equipment

Today’s inverter drives are smarter than ever, able to look after themselves and a range of connected plant equipment such as fans, pumps, motors and conveyors. How then is this achieved?

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WEG collaborates with Mafresa to make cold production energy savings

Mafresa, one of the largest producers of Iberian pork products in Extremadura (Spain), has placed its trust in the efficient WEG W22 Magnet IE4 and CFW11 variable speed drive solutions to expand its refrigeration facilities. The annual savings in cold production energy costs for the Iberian pork producer are estimated at around €27,000.

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Advanced precision motors empower the IoT and Industry 4.0

This is an exciting time for the electronic design industry as embedded electronic functionality spreads into every facet of modern society. The disruptive growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) and next-generation smart manufacturing (Industry 4.0) is placing demands on designers to develop motion-enabled solutions that are powerful, small, precise and efficient.

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Predictive maintenance of rail traction motors

Ian Pledger, Service Engineer at Schaeffler UK, describes the results of a series of studies involving depot-based condition monitoring of railway traction motors using underfloor wheel lathes. These studies have proved that simple vibration-based parameters are often sufficient in providing very reliable indications of motor condition.

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