NASA Spinoff Database: Big Savings from Smart Motors

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 1984
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-99
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: Marshall Space Flight Center Research By Frank Nola

Chesebrough-Pond's operates 32 plants across the nation and in those plants are more than 10,000 electric motors. In an effort to cut down on waste of electrical power used by these motors, Chesebrough organized a Corporate Advanced Technology Group to devise ways of improving productivity and cut manufacturing costs. Chesebrough used NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center's Power Factor Controller technology as a departure point for development of their own computerized motor controller that enables motors to operate at maximum efficiency regardless of the motor's applications or operating condition.

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Page Number in Published book: 84-85

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