Updates address inverter-fed polyphase motors, temperature rise testing, and tolerances
October 6, 2016
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced it has revised NEMA MG 1-2016 Motors and Generators. NEMA MG 1 assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators.
RS will continue to suppy ebm-papst fans and motors
September 5, 2016
RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, has renewed its agreement with ebm-papst to supply its high efficiency fans and motor products throughout the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions.
This is a plug-and-play solution that allows connection of the VLT HVAC Drive to building management systems using the BACnet/IP protocol. It complies with the B-AAC (BACnet Advanced Application Controller) profile.
Transactions are part of company’s strategic repositioning
August 5, 2016
Emerson announced an agreement to sell Network Power to Platinum Equity and a group of co-investors. The transaction is valued at $4 billion. Emerson also announced it has agreed to sell its Leroy-Somer and Control Techniques business units to Nidec Corp. This transaction is valued at $1.2 billion.
DOE verified demos show energy savings of up to 80%
July 4, 2016
Through a the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, Kansas City, Missouri-based QM Power recently commercialized a high-efficiency motor for commercial refrigerators that has the potential to transform the market.
The motor’s design uses permanent magnets in a synchronous motor topology with a controller that quickly gets the motor to its targeted speed and then efficiently shifts the motor to AC power (50 or 60 Hz) supplied directly from the grid.
Fractional horsepower permanent split capacitor (PSC) fan motors are one of the most popular single-phase motors used in our industry, and then they fail, technicians must be able to troubleshoot and replace them.