May 19, 2011 / 2 p.m. EST
Sponsored by: Bison, Dynetic Systems, and Kollmorgen
The seminar starts with current energy efficiency data related to industrial and residential electric motors. Discussion will be followed by investigating the source of energy loss and how to improve efficiency in design and operation on various motor types including induction motors, brushed DC, and Brushless motors. The discussion will also include motors controlled from variable speed drives or inverters, efficiency of the drives, and ways to improve overall efficiency by control and operation.
In order to understand the issue, the seminar will also provide fundamental concepts on motor control theory, magnetic structure of the various motor types, power electronics, semiconductor switches, and the concept of field oriented control (FOC).