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Bearing Greasing Intervals

Bearing Greasing Intervals

Bearing re-greasing interval time for industrial motors is an issue which tends to be as much of an art as it is a science. This post explains why it is challenging to make a blanket recommendation for bearing greasing intervals. From the scientific end of the...

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Mechanical Torque Limiters with Servos?

Mechanical Torque Limiters with Servos?

Why Use Mechanical Torque Limiters in a Servo Drive System? Electronic current limiting is not a 100% effective way to prevent overloads in a mechanical system. On a servo drive system it is relatively easy to set torque limits in the parameter programming of the...

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Harmonic Distortion Explained

Harmonic Distortion Explained

Variable Frequency Drives are becoming more and more popular in both heavy industry and in commercial applications as they provide both process improvements and potential for energy savings.  This statement is particularly true where the load is of a variable nature...

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Electric Motor Basics – A Reference

Electric Motor Basics – A Reference

Since electric motors consume far more than half of the electric power used in manufacturing plants around the world, it is a good idea to be well versed on electric motor basics - their selection, use, and optimization. One of Baldor Electric's district managers...

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