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July 19, 2013
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State-of-the-Art Control: Save Energy As You Maintain Normal Motor Speed

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Problem
Electric motor efficiency, as stated by the manufacturer, often puts customers and operators at ease assuming that a 70% or higher efficiency DOES NOT waste much energy. What many users don’t realize, however, is that electric motors only achieve the rated efficiency when operated at 100% of rated horsepower.  

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July 19, 2013
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Viewpoint: Auditing The Planning Function — Perfection Isn’t Our Goal

0713viewpointBy Doc Palmer, P.E., MBA, CMRP, Managing Partner, Richard Palmer and Associates

How do we know if planning is “working”? The answer is that we audit to see where we are versus our purpose. While the question is good, it implies we know the purpose of planning. The purpose of planning isn’t merely to create perfect plans that eliminate all delays so we can do a lot more work. Perfection isn’t our goal, regardless of slogans urging us to “Do it right the first time!”

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