Motors & Drives

Process operations invariably involve the moving of materials through various steps and rely on the supply of utilities such as air, heat transfer fluids and water to operations. These demands call for a variety of equipment — pumps, mixers, fans, compressors, conveyors, etc. — all of which require prime movers to operate. 



Motor Efficiency Turns Upward

Regulation and end-user desires are spurring improvements
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Don’t Get Blown Away By Air Motors

Compressed air technology isn’t the most energy efficient source of power

Veto Vibration In Rotating Equipment

Addressing some contributing factors can help solve problems

Find And Fix Motor Noise

Solutions for magnetic, mechanical and windage noise begin with identifying the cause.



ABB Names Henson President Of U.S. Motors And Generators Division

Sept. 21, 2020
Henson will also continue as global head of the NEMA motors product group.

Motion Industries Completes AMMC Acquisition

Sept. 9, 2020
Motion Industries completes the acquisition of Applied Machine and Motion Control, Inc., a Kentucky-based supplier of motion control and automation products and services.

Baldor Electric Exec Receives Motor Summit Award

Nov. 4, 2016
Baldor Elecric’s John Malinowski is recognized for his contributions to global energy efficiency.

Baldor Launches Passport Selection Program

Oct. 7, 2016
Passport is a web-based tool that guides both novice and expert users through product selection.

White Papers: In Depth Research


Chemical Processing Special Report: How to Succeed with VFDs

March 25, 2014
Medium voltage variable frequency drives (VFDs) are often the best choice to capitalize on opportunities to significantly reduce the operating and maintenance costs associated...

Energy Savings From Synchronous Belt Drives

Sept. 23, 2010
Approximately one-third of the electric motors in the industrial and commercial sectors use belt drives. If the efficiency of these systems were improved by just 5%, plants would...

Monitoring Moving Equipment Isn’t Standing Still

Sept. 17, 2019
Getting valuable real-time diagnostic data is becoming easier and less costly

Take A Closer Look At Interstage Pressure

Sept. 16, 2019
Follow these guidelines for monitoring multistage compressors

Treat Your Reciprocating Compressor Right

Aug. 28, 2019
Pay attention to the load the device must contend with at startup

ABB Introduces Low Voltage IEC Motors In Smaller Sizes

Aug. 23, 2019
These motors are suited for use in hazardous and explosive environments, typically found in the chemical, mining, and oil and gas industries.