Category: Motor Control

How to Calculate RMS Torque

Guest contributor: Hurley Gill, Kollmorgen Question: How do I calculate RMS (Root Mean Square) Torque for a given axis motion profile in my application? Answer:  Let’s take a look at the Root Mean Square (RMS) Torque and why it is important. Typically an axes’ motion profile is broken up into multiple segments, each segment is found to

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The pros and cons of soft starters vs. VFDs by application

Guest contributor: Eaton Motors often require large amounts of energy when quickly accelerating to full speed. Soft starters and variable frequency drives can both be used to reduce inrush currents and limit torque— protecting your valuable equipment and extending the life of your motor by reducing motor heating caused by frequent starts and stops. Choosing

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