Reference Material

Reference Material

IET Drives & Controls Handbook

Commissioned by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the 2nd edition of the Control Techniques ‘Drives and Controls Handbook’, edited by Professor Bill Drury, was launched on 6th July 2009. The handbook gives a state-of-the-art insight into the technology and techniques of AC and DC motor control, from basic theory through to practical solutions.

This book replaces the edition published in 2001 and according to Professor Drury, “Very little of the last edition has made it into the new one without at least some modification and there has also been a lot of entirely new subject material included.” This comprehensive and highly practical work runs over 750 pages and retails at £80; however you can get a 20% discount when buying it through the IET by visiting www.driveshandbook.com first.

Free Drive Engineering guides

A guide to Position Feedback Devices for variable speed drives

  • Position and speed feedback overview
  • Motor feedback device selection properties
  • Feedback sensors
  • Feedback resolution
  • Emerging technologies

This guide is available to download from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

A guide to motion control technology systems and programming

  • An introduction to motion control including industrial applications, motion system layouts, and relationships of motion
  • Worked examples using motion equations
  • Specifying feedback devices for motors
  • Control Techniques motion control solutions
  • Levels of motion programming overview
  • Motion references

This guide is available to download from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

A guide to Control Techniques option modules

  • An overview of our drive option modules for use with Unidrive SP, Commander SK, Affinity, Digitax and Mentor MP
  • A brief explanation of their function
  • Key specification details
  • Terminal descriptions
  • Compatibility

This guide is available to download from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

A guide to Supply harmonics and other low frequency disturbances

  • An overview of the standards and regulations that are relevant to drive installations, including IEC 61000-4-7:2002, G5/4-1, IEC 61000-3-2 and IEC 61000-3-12
  • The mechanisms by which harmonics are generated by AC and DC drives
  • The unwanted effect of harmonics
  • Methods to calculate harmonics
  • Techniques to limit or eliminate the generation and effects of harmonics
  • Other low frequency disturbances

This guide is available to download from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

A guide to popular Fieldbus systems for use with variable speed drives

  • An introduction to Fieldbus systems
  • An overview of the drivers behind Fieldbus selection such as centralised vs. decentralised control and physical network topology
  • Guidelines on network selection and design including, cabling, termination and grounding
  • Integration of IT networks and Fieldbus systems
  • An introduction to each of the main Fieldbus and Ethernet systems such as PROFIBUS, EtherCAT and PROFINET

This guide is available to download from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

A guide to Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) for variable speed drives

  • An introduction to the general principles of EMC
  • An overview of the standards and regulations that are relevant to drive installations, including IEC 61800-3, IEC 61000-6-4 and IEC61000-6-2
  • EMC behaviour of variable speed drives
  • Guidelines for trouble free installation of variable speed drives
  • An overview of the theory of EMC

This guide is available to download from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.

A guide to Control Techniques Safe Torque Off function

  • Principles of machinery safety design – General principles, SIL levels and Risk assessments
  • Control Techniques Safe Torque Off – How it works
  • How to apply Control Techniques Safe Torque Off
  • An overview of the standards and regulations that are relevant to drive installations, including EN 81-1:1998, EN 61800-5-2:2007, IEC 61508, IEC 62061, IEC 61508 and IEC 13849-1:2006

This guide is available to download from the Downloads section at the bottom of this page.


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