Full conference program and schedule announced for Motor & Drive Systems 2014



Motor & Drive Systems 2014, January 29-30 in Orlando, Fla. has just released the full program and schedule for its 11th annual event. The conference is focused on the latest technical advancements impacting the design and integration of motor, drive systems and motion control for manufacturing, industrial, packaging and other applications. Topics include improving motor efficiency and reliability, testing standards and programs, emerging and high growth applications, developing and pairing motor & drive systems and improving loss prediction and calculation. Join hundreds of OEM design engineers and discover how new technologies are improving performance, energy efficiency and providing cost savings in a variety of applications. New Sessions Include: -The Future Trends, Technology and Opportunities in Motor and Drive Systems Join this panel of industry experts as they discuss new developments, including standards, technology updates new opportunities in motor and drive systems. Hear application specific challenges to improve performance and efficiency. Discover the expectations from the manufacturer to the OEM. Alex Chausovsky, Manager & Principal Analyst, IHS Research Dr. Kolomeitsev, Advanced Motors Electromagnetics Thomas Wu, Professor, University of Central Florida -High-Speed Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor Close Loop Control and Drive System Design High speed motors can achieve high power density compared to conventional designed machines. This makes them suitable for a broad range of applications. With high speed, close loop control and drive system design become challenging. In this presentation, we report the close loop control and drive system design of a 2-pole 24-slots super high speed PMSM. The rated speed of the motor is 150 krpm and the rated output power is 3 kilowatts. The testing process is also going to be discussed. Yang Hu, Center for Advanced Electric Machinery (CAEM), University of Central Florida -New Variable Flux PM Motor and Generator Design Permanent Magnet machines have been attractive choice for many high power motor and generator applications such as Navy propulsion and other high power industrial applications. The new patented design of Variable Flux PM Motor/Generator offers possibility to utilize PM technology for high power applications without the typically associated risk factors and simplifies their control. Presentation will discuss several possible embodiments of the new design along with FEA and test results of a scaled down prototype machine. Dr. Kolomeitsev, Advanced Motors Electromagnetics Louie Finkle, Electric Louie, Inc. -Drive to a Greener Future Learn how to realize cost savings with state-of-the-art variable frequency drives technology. In many applications, variable frequency drives have the potential to return energy back to the facility power grid through regenerative infeed technology. Returns on Investment can be realized in as little as 3-6 months depending on the existing installation. Additionally, the concepts of energy efficiency and the financial incentives available for energy efficient installations will be reviewed. Ken Kerns, Drive Technologies, Motion Control & Low Voltage Drives Marketing, Siemens Industry, Inc. Pre-Conference Workshops -Basic Principles of DC, Brushless and Other AC Motor Control This introductory course is to provide fundamental concepts of motor control. The objective of this course is for motor drive designer, application engineers as well as marketing and management professionals who want to learn fundamental principles and basic knowledge on electromagnetic torque production theory, construction and operation of DC, PM brushless, Switched Reluctance, and Induction motors. -Field Oriented Control and Advanced AC Motor Control Algorithms This course will provide in-depth knowledge and skills in control algorithms and software to design high performance AC motor drives and control systems. The course starts with the basic principles of FOC (Field Oriented Control, aka Vector Control), reference frame transform theory, and dynamic motor model of PM motors and induction motors. -Sizing Electric Machines This full day workshop sketches the history of how engineers size electric machines based upon the air-gap energy conversion level and how the resulting losses are removed by heat extraction. The losses causing heating are covered as well but the process of electric machine sizing is laid out in sequence from several different starting points I.E., Max. stator O.D. max rotor O.D. due to tip speed limits of rotor retention and also rotor O.D. & length based upon TRV & air-gap stress vs cooling method. -Learning the Performance Ins and Outs of 11 Electric Motor Types and Their Use in the Global Marketplace This course takes the attendee through the basics of some 11 different types of electric motors. Changing events in the global marketplace including: the past volatile impact of rare earth magnets, the continuing drive to more power efficient electric motors through new government agency requirements and regulations in North American, Europe and Asia, have created opportunities for different motor types. -Motor Technology for Sales and Customer Service The Motor Technology for Sales and Customer Service workshop focuses on providing conceptual understanding to non-engineers of electric motor design, construction and operating principles important to technical support activities. The goal of this course is a clear understanding of the basic characteristics and features of electric motors needed for non-engineering activities of a motor-related business or department important to providing high-quality sales & customer service to motor end-users. -Technology Trends for Lower Cost Motor and Controller Design with Increased Operating Reliability This workshop will examine emerging technology trends that impact motor and drive design as they allow for cost reduction and which can also improve the reliability and operating redundancy of motor drive systems no cost penalty. Broken down into morning and afternoon sessions, the morning session will introduce the technology trends and the implication while the afternoon session will go into more detail on how these technologies impact the design, the product cost and the overall product performance. Motor & Drive Systems 2014