Pages: 80
Number of copies printed: 5 300

The way we control and manage motors has changed. Advances in electronics, the incorporation of drives into overall control systems and the realisation that motor and drive optimisation can have a significant impact on the bottom line has necessitated a look at current issues in this field.

This handbook does not pretend to be more than a perspective but we have assembled a formidable team of authors who have shared their knowledge and understanding allowing readers to gain in overall insight into current trends, technologies and strategies.

The book is divided is organised into nine chapters, written by a variety of industry experts.

Our sincere thanks go to Henry du Preez and all the authors who have so willingly contributed their insights.


I Jandrell, Crown Publications

Chapter 1:
Introduction to machines
H du Preez, Henry du Preez Associates

Chapter 2:
Overview of variable speed drives
H Dunn, ABB

Chapter 3:
Variable speed drives: their effects on motors
R Melaia, L H Marthinusen

Chapter 4:
Medium voltage drives
R Annandale, Saftronics

Chapter 5:
Active filtering
L Asiminoaei, S Hansen, H G Moos, S Kalaschnikow, J Masters, J D Bergman, Danfoss Power Electronics

Chapter 6:
DC drives
G Botha, Winder Controls

Chapter 7:
Trends in drives systems maintenance
A J M de Sousa, Yellotec

Chapter 8:
Reliability and maintenance of variable speed drives
I Y Önel, Engin Çağlar, A Duyar, Artesis

Chapter 9:
Industrial Experience: A Case Study
F Endrejat, Sasol Technology; B van Blerk, Sasol Synfuels; G Vignolo, Siemens Energy & Automation


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