Power Factor Correction and Motor Control Power Factor Correction can be a critical opportunity to improve motor efficiency, particularly if that action can be accomplished at the motor controller. Full Story
Power Factor Correction Gets Green Light
Regulations in Europe for power supplies, such as IEC 555 that require power factor correction (PFC), as well as initiatives from the US Department of Energy, are forcing designers to greater attention to aspects of design that previously got little notice. Full Story New Developments in Commutation and Motor Control Techniques
Field Oriented Control, a math-intensive technique for controlling brushless dc and ac induction motors, has become a major focus of the motion control industry due to its potential for improving performance and lowering energy consumption. Full Story Lessons in Electric Circuits: Power Factor
This book chapter from an open-source text examines power in resistive and reactive AC circuits; true, reactive and apparent power; calculating power factor and practical power factor correction. Read More
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Microchip is giving away Motor Control development tools worth thousands of dollars to randomly-selected US entrants who take this survey. Read More Sensorless Field Oriented Control (FOC) of an AC Induction Motor (ACIM)
This application note is to present one solution for sensorless Field Oriented Control (FOC) of induction motors using a dsPIC Digital Signal Controller (DSC). Read More
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