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    Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide, Second Edition

    By Dave Polka



    This practical guide developed by Dave Polka, an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience, is an invaluable resource for design engineers, automation and control specialists, maintenance technicians, and students. The basic theories of AC and DC drives haven’t changed but the technology certainly has, and this new edition takes a fresh look at how market demands have advanced motor and drive technology to lead the industry in new directions.

    • The second edition incorporates significant new material, including discussions on:
      • AC drives and machine safety
      • Application-specific drives and soft-starters
      • Enhanced programmability for AC drives including adaptive, function block, sequential, and IEC-61131-3 programming
      • Master(leader)-follower, Ethernet, fiber-optic, and PLC communications
      • The principles of DC and variable frequency AC drive technology
      • An overview of drive components and types of drives, with special emphasis given to common applications and energy savings
      • DC and AC motor and drive operation, as well as AC vector, servo, and permanent magnet motors

      Inside you will also find easy to understand explanations, summaries, review questions, glossaries, reference tables for formulas and conversions. Great for a tutorial or desk reference!




      Q&A with ISA author Dave Polka

      Dave Polka
      Dave Polka

      In this Q&A feature, author and industry-veteran Dave Polka explains the focus, importance, and differentiating qualities of this second edition of Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide. Read the full article.

      ISA Press Release

      ISA's latest release by Dave Polka provides an overview of motors and drives and a fresh perspective on how market demands have advanced this technology to lead the industry in new directions. This book is a valuable resource for design engineers, automation and control specialists, maintenance technicians, and students. Read the full article.


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    Item Details:

    Copyright: 2020
    Length: 370 Pages
    ISBN: 978-1-64331-052-7
    Available Formats: Paperback, ePub, Kindle
    Publisher: International Society of Automation
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