Extended monitoring of electrical power needs to be done for power grids and inverter-driven electric machines to characterize their long-term behavior. This is often quite difficult to do and can contain data that is overwhelming and hard to understand.
This whitepaper will showcase a real-life example of a monitoring test done over a five-day period on an electric motor that had been failing for unknown reasons. With HBK’s eDrive power analyzer and Perception software, flexible, accurate and powerful data was able to be acquired from multiple channels and outputted in a single data file. This testing allowed engineers to identify the problem and analyze further to determine the cause of the motor failure easily and quickly.