The NEW AC Motor & Control Handbook is Here!

A Practical Guide to
AC Motors


AutomationDirect’s Practical Guide to AC Motors and Control Options is now available with detailed info on these ubiquitous motors and the numerous methods used to control them.  The basics of AC motors and how to replace or repair them are covered along with the most common application types.   The decision to use contactors (across-the-line), soft-starters, or variable frequency drives hinges on a range of factors, and this handbook covers them all, along with sizing tips and gotcha’s to avoid. Our practical guide is a must-read for those new to AC motors or veteran professionals alike.  

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What's Inside:

  • Chapter 1:
    What are AC Motors and How Do They Work?
  • Chapter 2:
    Selecting Motors for Industrial Applications  
  • Chapter 3:
    Replace or Rewind an AC Motor?
  • Chapter 4:
    Overview of AC Motor Control Options
  • Chapter 5:
    How to Wire a Motor Starter
  • Chapter 6:
    How to Select a Soft Starter for Your Motor
  • Chapter 7:
    All About Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

Plus, a collection of inspirational AC motor application stories to provide
real world examples of these techniques in action.


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