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Industrial Automation

Automation Migration Strategy in 3 Phases

Owing to competitive pressures in the marketplace, a company often needs to introduce a new product in the shortest possible time. The easiest and least expensive way to accomplish this… Read more

Oct 27, 2014 | By Edvard

Electric Motor

PLC application for reduced voltage-start motor control

Figure 1 shown below illustrates the control circuit and wiring diagram of a 65% tapped, autotransformer, reduced-voltage-start motor control circuit. This reduced voltage start minimizes the inrush current at the start… Read more

Jun 04, 2014 | By Edvard

PLC application for reduced voltage-start motor control (photo credit: dmaeuropa.com)
Industrial Automation

Effects of Speed Variation on Rotodynamic Pumps

A rotodynamic pump is a dynamic device with the head generated by a rotating impeller. Thus, there is a relationship between impeller peripheral velocity and generated head. Peripheral velocity is… Read more

May 09, 2014 | By Edvard

Industrial Automation

Purpose and Working Principle of Inductive Sensors

Inductive sensors use currents induced by magnetic fields to detect nearby metal objects. The inductive sensor uses a coil (an inductor) to generate a high frequency magnetic field as shown… Read more

Apr 28, 2014 | By Edvard

Purpose and Working Principle of Inductive Sensors
Industrial Automation

Let’s start learning the PLC programming

For managing and control of the electrical systems there once were used electromechanical relays. In time as tehnology advanced came and PLC devices (Programable Logics Controlers). Advantage of an PLC… Read more

Mar 17, 2014 | By Vlada Markovic

Let's start learning the PLC programming
Electric Motor

Motor Starting via Chokes or Resistors

The series-connected chokes (Figure 1) or resistors (Figure 2) reduce the voltage at the motor and hence also the starting current. The starting torque is reduced by around the square… Read more

Mar 07, 2014 | By Edvard

Motor Starting via Chokes or Resistors
Electric Motor

4 motor designs identified in NEMA MG1

Performance requirements for various types of induction motors for use on standard sinewave power supplies are identified in NEMA MG1. Some of these types of motors are suitable for use… Read more

Nov 01, 2013 | By Edvard

4 motor designs identified in NEMA MG1


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