MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Speed control provides and essential efficiency optimisation
Electric drives revolutionised the industrial and domestic sectors, and now hardly any aspect of daily life can manage without them. In the industrial and production sectors, some 30 million electric motors ensure reliable and effective operation. The share of frequency converters is rising in response to the growing demand for optimised processes and lower production costs, as well as more efficient use of expensive energy.
Developments in level measurement technology
Charlie Sorbo, Level Product Manager for Gems Sensors and Controls, looks at the development of level measurement components and the recent innovations that are boosting performance and efficiency.
How to achieve optimum bearing performance in gearboxes
Bearings for modern industrial drive systems must deliver efficient and reliable performance even in the most demanding of environments. NSKreveals a focus on continuously improving products.
IEC 60034-1 electric motor duty cycles explained
Motor Technology Ltd offers the following advice relating to duty cycles for electric motors.
The big challenge for operators of ever-larger wind turbines
The increasing demand for wind energy is driving the development of bigger turbines, which require larger gearbox components. The latest component technology – in particular, separable high-capacity cylindrical roller bearings – is supporting the development of these larger turbines, says Phil Burge, Country Communication Manager at SKF.
Measuring vibration for automation protection
Chris Hansford, Managing Director of Hansford Sensors, discusses the importance of preserving high levels of performance in automation equipment and how this can be achieved using reliable vibration measurement equipment.