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Drives & Motors Features

Why the reluctance?

The synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) has been around for nearly a century, and yet it is only in recent decades with improvements in rotor design, power converters and control technologies that it has become commercially viable as a high efficiency alternative to the induction motor.

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WEG motors drive safe jackup operations in the North Sea

Reliability is key to ensuring the success of ‘jackup’ operations in the oil & gas industry. With this in mind, leading provider of offshore drilling units Paragon Offshore turned to WEG to replace the electric motors driving its B391 jackup rig in the North Sea.

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Innovative gear motors help to make fresh coffee

Coffee is big business. It’s the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day while in the UK, we drink around 70 million cups.

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What to consider for high speed motor applications

Need to drive a motor of 0.75KW to 1MW well in excess of 10,000rpm? As well as compiling to EU regulation 428/2009, the decision on which inverter drive to use for your high speed application needs to be considered and taken.

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