The constant-speed approach to AC motors made a lot of sense when energy was cheap and drives technology was in its infancy. With their latest advances, adjustable speed drives can provide one of the best energy efficiency options for a plant.
The theme for this years PIP Conference was Changing Times The Common Denominator. With over 140 registered attendees the conference included participants from member, subscriber, and licensee companies as well as other invited guests from the industry.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, writes Agnes Shanley, is not only being evaluated or implemented by more companies for supply-chain management and security, it lets companies spy on employees or customers.