Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

Drives and Control Solutions' Bimonthly Digest is distributed on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Please download any of our past issues using the links below.

 

2018 - 2021 Drives and Control Solutions Issues

Spartan Controls and Mechanical Advantage Announce New Agreement / Product News November, 3, 2021
Monthly Product Round-Up October 29, 2021
VFD's Reduce Cavitation Risks / Product News October 6, 2021
Motor Upgrades / Machine Safety September, 15, 2021
Control Systems/ AC Motors September, 1, 2021
Monthly Product Round-Up August 30, 2021
Siemens 2-Pole Electric Motor / Condition Monitoring August, 18, 2021
New Partnerships/ Product News August 4, 2021
Monthly Product Round-Up July 29, 2021
Made in Canada/ Powertrain Considerations July 7, 2021
Monthly Product Round-Up June 29, 2021
Motor Operation & Technical Review / Reducing Emissions June 16, 2021
Energy Efficiency/ Performance June 2, 2021
Special Product Issue – May 2021 May 28, 2021
Condition Monitoring/ Legacy Upgrades May 19, 2021
Connection Challenge/ IT-OT/ Motor FAQ May 5, 2021
Special Monthly Product Issue April 27, 2021
VFD Cables/Modularity/Canadian Shifts April 21, 2021
Motor Maintenance/ HVAC and IT/ Product News April 7, 2021
Special Monthly Product Issue March 26, 2021
Proper Motor Selection/ A Look Into a Rewinding Shop/ Product News March 17, 2021
Winch Control/ Unplanned Downtime/ Product News March 3, 2021
Special Product Issue February 25, 2021
Predictive Maintenance/ Motor Maintenance Video/ Product News February 17, 2021
Bearing Considerations/ Machine Safety/ Product News February 3, 2021
Special Product Issue January 28, 2021
Adapted Connectivity/ Machine Safety/ Product Focus January 20, 2021
Motor & Drive Systems 2021/ Upcoming Events/ Product News January 6, 2021
Special Product Issue December 30, 2020
Year in Review December 28, 2020
Special Product Issue December 23, 2020
Evolving Industry Considerations/ Siemens New Look MCC SIVACON S8/ Integrated Motor Drive December 16, 2020
Integrated Solution/ Advancing Motor Tech/ AC Microdrive December 2, 2020
Drives & Control Systems November Special Product Issue November 27, 2020
Importance of Bearing Selection/ Implications of Subpar Oil & Lubricant  November 18, 2020
New Case Study from Mohawk/ Facts Worth Knowing about AC Drives/ VFDs for High-Speed  November 4, 2020
Drive & Control Systems October Special Product Issue October 29, 2020
ctrlX Automation/ Smarter Path to Servo Press Optimization October 21, 2020

VFD Maintenance/ Designing MCC's/ Drive Mounting

October 7, 2020

Special Product Issue

October 1, 2020

AC Drive Facts/ MCC Corrosion Prevention/ Gear Motors

September 16, 2020

IIoT Sensors & Condition Monitoring/ Servo Motor Systems Webinar/ Cleaning Cycle Times

September 2, 2020

Drives & Control Solutions August Special Product Issue

August 27, 2020

Pumping Solutions/ AC Drive Facts Series/ Motor & Drives 2021

August 19, 2020

AC Drive Facts Series/ Selecting Braking Resistors/ All About Servo Motors

August 5, 2020

AC Drive Facts Cont’d/ Industrial Transformation/ Cybersecurity

July 15, 2020

AC Drive Facts Series/ Functional Safety/ Motor Applications

July 1, 2020

VFD's in Aeration/ Innovation Talks/ A New World of Automation

June 17, 2020

ABB to Upgrade Pulp Mill in Quebec/ Danfoss Series: AC Drives Part-1/ Talking Motion Control

June 3, 2020

Special Product Issue - Featured Products of May

June 1, 2020

Facts about AC Drives Part 2/ VFD's vs. Soft Starters/ Machine Safety in Canada

May 20, 2020

AC Drive Facts/ Motor Duty Cycles/ Mining Considerations

May 6, 2020

Special Product Issue

April 30, 2020

Power Quality/ VFD Upgrade Tips/ Using the Right VFD

April 15, 2020

Mining Control, Robust Connectors/ Product News

April 1, 2020
 March 18, 2020

Servo Drives/ Safety/ New Products

March 4, 2020

Motor Duty Cycles/ Smart Manufacturing/ Safety Tips for 2020

February 19, 2020

Yaskawa Assembly Facility/ Safe Control/ Hazardous Powertrain Monitoring

February 5, 2020

Maintenance/Autonomous Drilling/ Peer Profile

January 15, 2020

Featured Products of 2019

January 1, 2020

2019 Holiday Issue: Articles and Products of 2019

December 18, 2019

Convention centre VFD retrofit/ Automation Fair/ Proper Labelling

December 4, 2019

A New Age of OEM Value/Open Source Automation/Servo Drives

November 20, 2019

Motion Controllers/ Plant Safety/ Answering Your Questions

November 6, 2019

Motor Controller Adds Safety/ Preventative vs. Predictive Maintenance/ What happens if you don’t grease your motor

October 16, 2019

Powertrain for the future/ Improving Equipment/ Safety Becomes Standard

October 2, 2019

Powertrain and Drivetrain Operations/Machine Safety/Downtime Prevention

September 18, 2019

Cost Saving with VFDs/ Rolling Motion Industries/ Low-Voltage Motors and Drives

September 4, 2019

Discussing Automation/ Potash Mining/ Low-Harmonic Drives

August 21, 2019

Machine Gears/ Safety/ Advanced Motion Technology

August 7, 2019

Savings with VFD's/ Looking Back at Electric Motor Use/ Global Motion Industries Market

July 17, 2019

New Direction/ Industry 4.0 Hydraulics/ SEW-Eurodrive Pushes Boundaries

July 3, 2019

Industry Insights/ Process Standardization/ Market Report

June 19, 2019

Industry Insights/ Simple Motor Control/ Ring Drives

June 5, 2019

Industry Insights/ Rotary Indexers/ Eramosa Engineering

May 15, 2019

Improving Beer Production/ Cicular Connectors/ Stopping Distances

May 1, 2019

Yaskawa Case Study/Cost Reducing Pneumatics/Bridging The Skills Gap

April 17, 2019

Yaskawa Matrix Drives/ Why Sizing Matters/ Stellar Power & Control Solutions

April 3, 2019

Turbines or Drives/Linear Motion Technology/ABB Introduces ACQ580 VFD

March 20, 2019

Servo Motor Torque Ripple Explained/ Pneumatic Valves/ Cabinet-Free Drive Technology

March 6, 2019
Pneumatic Air Cushioning/ JMP Solutions/ Advanced Certification from Fanuc February 20, 2019
Mulit-tasking motion/ CSA webinar/ VFD's use in greenhouses

February 6, 2019

Efficiency and Connectivity/ Partnerships/ Hazardous Locations January 16, 2019

2018 Product Review

January 2, 2019
Maximizing Throughput/ Learning from Nature, Holiday Gift Guide December 19, 2018
Products and Trends from SPS IPC Drives 2018/ Automation and Education/ Festo videos December 6, 2018
Product Efficiencies/ Multi-tasking/ Schneider Demo Trailer November 21, 2018
 Drive Efficiency/ Waste Water Facility Upgrade/ New ProductsDrive Efficiency/ Waste Water Facility Upgrade/ New Products  November 7, 2018

 

 


Editor's Pick: Featured Article


IO-Link Rotary EncodersWhether in the material handling industry, in packaging machines, or in wind turbines—sensors with IO-Link interface are increasingly being used to pave the way to Industry 4.0. With the ENA**TL-**IO-Link, Pepperl+Fuchs was one of the first manufacturers to launch an absolute rotary encoder with IO-Link interface, which is available in numerous variants and with a wide range of setting parameters.

Pepperl+Fuchs explain how you can benefit from easy configuration and integration with this IO-Link rotary encoder, while at the same time monitoring the status of your plants in a cost-effective manner.

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Concept SensorsNew fields of application, new sensor solutions: The digital transformation of industry presents us with new challenges every day. In the development of concept sensors, customers and partners are involved right from the start - in order to make the best possible use of all competencies. But what does that mean for the product development process in concrete terms? Questions for colleagues from research & development, product management and sales.

How does SICK define “concept sensors” and where does this term come from?

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