HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog
Trends in Integrated Motor Drives
3/11/2013

Image 1 of 3      Next >

A modular control architecture utilizing remote I/O, drives, and cameras with only some base components remaining in a central enclosure is shown using the example of a modular packaging machine.
A modular control architecture utilizing remote I/O, drives, and cameras with only some base components remaining in a central enclosure is shown using the example of a modular packaging machine.

Image 1 of 3      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Threaded|Newest First|Oldest First
Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Why were motors and drives separated?
Charles Murray   3/11/2013 10:29:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Great article, Al. It makes me wonder: Why have motors and drives been historically separated? Is it a manufacturing reason?

tekochip
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Why were motors and drives separated?
tekochip   3/12/2013 8:19:50 AM
NO RATINGS
Size.  The drive components used to be huge and required lots of surface area for cooling.

smmeyer
User Rank
Iron
Re: Why were motors and drives separated?
smmeyer   3/12/2013 3:36:50 PM
NO RATINGS
2 reasons;  first, motors and drive electronics are both heat producing systems.  In order to combine them you have to derate the assembly to prevent damage, and second, motors are designed by mechanical engineers, motor drive circuits are designed by electronics engineers.  The two disciplines and attending manufacturing processes are completely different.

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Integrated Motor Drives
apresher   3/12/2013 12:27:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, A primary reason to separate motors and drives in the past has been packaging the two together, and especially the ability of the drive to handle heat. There is significant technology involved in mounting the drive to the top of the motor, but it is still an issue as motor/drive combos go up in torque (with resulting increases in heat).

Partner Zone
More Blogs
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
Researchers have developed a hybrid energy harvester for generating electricity from multiple spectrums of solar energy.
These futuristic military robots will help soldiers and other military personnel better perform their duties.
Icon Labs has developed a whitepaper to help determine the type of cybersecurity needed based on the type of device.
We're talking a look at 10 of the coolest technologies being developed by the US military today. In addition to saving lives on the battlefield, don't be surprised if you see some of these in your daily life some time in the near future.
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service