Electric Motors

Key Technology Considerations for Dynamic Metrology Applications

Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018

Gearbox Test Rigs Need Reliable, High-Precision Parts

When it comes to gearbox test rigs deployed in the automotive and aerospace industries, one thing is certain - there is no margin for failure. A test rig or system that is unreliable or...
On September 24, 2018

Synchronous Motors put Swiss-type Machine Builder Ahead in Space Race

Modern Swiss-type lathes have evolved from simple screw machines to high-precision, high-production machines and are now widely used across many industries to completely machine small parts, even...
On July 24, 2018

Specifying a Motor for a Hazardous Location? What You Need to Know

Hazardous locations are operating environments in which explosive or ignitable vapors or dust are present, or are likely to become present. It is normal for various processing applications where gas,...
On May 2, 2018

Meeting Demand for Efficient Automotive Vehicle Testing & Dynamometers

The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
On April 19, 2018

Five Great Applications for Permanent Magnet Direct Drive Servo Motors

With its high power density and flexible mounting capabilities, permanent magnet direct drive servo motors like the Parker PM-DD series have a proven track record in many manufacturing applications....
On January 10, 2018

A Quick Guide: How Servo Motors Work

The basic theory of operation for brushless servo motors revolves around the principles of magnetism where like poles repel and opposite poles attract. There are two magnetic sources found within a...
On October 5, 2017

Overcoming Motor Inertia - The Five Things You Need to Know

Most engineers recognize that gearheads can be used to create a better inertia match between the object that is being moved and the motor being driven. Put simply, it is dictated by the gearhead ratio...
On June 8, 2017

Technology Trend - eSteering Enables Greener Buses and Coaches

The world is quickly moving towards more hybrid and electric vehicles, which reduce toxic emissions. This trend is leading to an overall improvement in the quality of the air we breathe, especially in...
On March 14, 2017

Tube Bending OEMs Embracing All-Electric Automation

The tube bending industry is seeing a migration from more traditional manual hydraulic process equipment to fully automated "all electric" machinery. Historically, tube bending operations have been...
On July 18, 2016

How to Select the Right Motors & Drives for High Speed Spindle Applications

Need some tips for selecting the optimum motor & drive combination for your latest high-speed spindle application? Read on to find out why this oft-misunderstood process is far simpler than you think....
On February 10, 2016

5 Reasons to Control your Compressor with a Variable Frequency Drive

Recent improvements to Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) feature sets mean they now offer more than just their well-known energy savings capability, particularly when paired with a motor/compressor...
On December 1, 2015

How Engineers Helped Ohio State Win EcoCAR3 Phase 1

We’ve updated you on how Parker’s global vehicle motor has been applied in various motor vehicle competitions, but this post makes us particularly happy.  Being an Ohio-based company that also has a...
On July 10, 2015

Parker's GVM Electric Motor Competes in Isle of Man Electric Motorcycle Race

Parker’s high performance Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) electric motor has been tested through many electric vehicle competitions, but one race happening June 10, 2015 on the Isle of Man in the Irish...
On June 8, 2015

Let Automation Come to You

In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
On March 18, 2015

What You Should Know About Frameless Motors

Before discussing frameless motors, let's first take a look at the components that go into them. A frameless motor consists of a stator assembly and rotor assembly with permanent magnets.  Hall...
On June 11, 2014

Advantageous Series Hybrid Technology Applications

A variety of practical series hybrid vehicles applications are currently available. Parker has partnered with customers to design light weight, efficient power conversion devices that enhance savings....
On April 22, 2014

Series Hybrid Vehicle Electrical Systems

Previously, we discussed the advantages of the series hybrid vehicle architecture over parallel hybrid designs that results in superior fuel savings and reduced emissions. Now we will examine the...
On April 15, 2014

IFPE 2014 Showcases Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicle Design

The co-located IFPE and CONEXPO-CONAGG show, which occurs every three years in Las Vegas, Nevada, is among the largest tradeshows in the world. This year the international expo attracted...
On March 24, 2014

Top Innovative Products and Systems for Heavy-Duty Vehicles

From tiny seals and filters to powerful hydraulic systems, new advancements are improving the safety, reliability and performance of heavy-duty vehicles. These trending technologies solve...
On February 14, 2014