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27 June 2017

The ABB Ability Smart Sensor for motors is a pocket-sized device that is retrofitted to the frame of LV induction motors. Installation of the sensor module is made easy as no additional wiring is required. The sensors are available not only for motors made by ABB but also for non-ABB motors.

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20 June 2017

ABB’s range of fully-certified aluminum motors for dust ignition and increased safety protection is now available with frame sizes 160 up to 280.

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22 June 2017

Rulmeca now offers enhanced, dual level Ingress Protection rating IP66/69 for its 80LS, 113LS, 138LS and 165LS TS8N specification Drum Motors in stainless steel.

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22 June 2017

The performance and safety of a range of industrial ovens has been improved with the installation of an ABB variable speed drive on the motor controlling the ovens’ turntable function.

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22 June 2017

Two cable cars carry up to 60 people more than 400ms above the River Penfeld in Breast. Supported by Leroy-Somer, the companies Bartholet France and Seirel are behind the project, which has a power consumption that is potentially close to zero.

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22 June 2017

Finnish servo drive manufacturer, Granite Devices, has released a new industrial servo motor drive contributing high degree of time and cost saving features to the machine automation market.

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25 May 2017

Parker Hannifin has added a resolver feedback option to the AC30P and AC30D units from its highly capable AC30 range of variable speed drives (VSDs).

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12 May 2017

A quick response from an ABB authorised value provider ensured that Anglian Water avoided the risk of a sewage leak by loaning a variable speed drive (VSD) at one of its pumping stations.

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11 May 2017

The new ServoTube XTA25 and XTBA25 tubular linear motors from Dunkermotoren are designed to provide optimal solutions for linear movement, increasing the peak performance of a standard product line by between 10 and 18% (force and speed) compared to the standard STA25 and STB25 ServoTube range.

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12 May 2017

A new range of AC Servo Drives which provide consistently simple and fast commissioning, maximum machine throughput and outstanding operational reliability has been introduced by motion control specialists Yaskawa.

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15 May 2017

UK-based variable frequency drives manufacturer, Invertek Drives, launched a new range of outdoor rated general purpose drives at Hannover Messe 2017.

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05 May 2017

The TATA Steel plant at Shotton has eliminated stoppages and cut the downtime of its steel slitting line by around five days a year following the installation of an ABB variable speed drives system.

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15 May 2017

With the new line of Allen Bradley Kinetix VPC servo motors from Rockwell Automation, manufacturers can run machines at higher speeds and higher torque, significantly improving machine throughput.

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24 April 2017

For IoT-driven machine and plant engineering, NORD Drivesystems now offers solutions for making drive data available in real time in a cloud environment.

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04 April 2017

Reported to offer high performance control and excellent power-to-dimension ratio, Motion Control Products has introduced the new MKN series MACK Nano drive, an ultra-compact, versatile and powerful universal drive.

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24 March 2017

New from Rulmeca, the hygienic stainless steel 113LS motorised drum offers up to 0.55KW continuous power from a compact 113mm diameter drum with a minimum drum width of 250mm. Easily installed into a conveyor frame units provide low noise conveyance with the capability of reversible operation.

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20 March 2017

Alongside its single and three phase high powered motors, Tecnotion, the linear motor specialist, offers a selection of both iron core and ironless motors for low voltage purposes, which are available through OEM Automatic.

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28 March 2017

When oil and gas instrumentation specialist Hohner was developing a new test rig for its rotary encoders the company needed to incorporate a low profile motor that could perform precisely and repeatably at speeds of up to 6000rpm in an environmentally controlled enclosure at temperatures as low as -40˚C.

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09 March 2017

The Electric Actuator Company is pleased to announce the launch of the ALL NEW LM range of actuators. The LM Actuator has been developed as a modular linear actuator allowing designers to specify a bespoke actuator choosing Stroke Length, Force and Speed tailored to individual requirements.

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20 March 2017

Magma Moulding producer of the Trunki ride-on suitcase, as well as other plastic moulded products, has cut its energy costs by £7800 per year by retrofitting an ABB variable speed drive (VSD) to one of its moulding machines.

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FEATURES

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08 May 2017

While variable speed drives provide an important energy saving technology, Mitsubishi Electric’s Matt Handley questions how many of the installed base of drives are actually set up to run at their maximum efficiency

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20 February 2017

When Pro-Roll's 2-high rolling mill became increasingly unreliable, the specialist metal finisher turned to Softstart for a high duty digital soft starter, replacing an Edison liquid resistance starter that was installed when the mill was electrified in 1957

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09 January 2017

Modern electric motors may be more efficient and reliable than their ancestors, but they can still fail sometimes. Martin McGuffie, service manager of Euroserv, explains the three common causes of electric motor failure and how maintenance staff can reduce the impact equipment failure can have on business

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22 October 2016

In more demanding operating environments, it can be difficult for complex electronic assemblies to continue functioning correctly. Exposure to the elements such as moisture, salts, and corrosive chemicals such as oils or fuels take their toll, reports Andy Pye

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23 August 2016

Variable speed drives (VSDs) and soft starters can both be used to protect expensive equipment and extend the life of the motor and coupling devices. Andy Pye reviews information supplied by Fábio Gonçalez, European Automation manager at WEG and James Archer of Aucom

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24 June 2016

Europe’s first Dodge controlled start transmission (CST) drive system, is helping prevent repeated breakdowns of a 700m conveyor at a Norwegian mine, saving up to NOK 1 million ($120,000) in lost production each time.

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24 June 2016

The next phase of the Energy-related Products Directive (commonly referred to as ErP), which comes into force in January next year, is set to play a pivotal role in ensuring energy efficiency across the industrial and process sectors, as Mark McCall, product marketing manager at Newey & Eyre, explains

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22 April 2016

After bearing problems, electrical faults are the most common cause of motor failure. Yet many organisations ignore electrical testing when they select condition monitoring strategies for the motors that run their plants. Michael Herring, Channel and Platform development manager, Electric Motor Condition Monitoring at SKF explains why they shouldn’t

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04 March 2016

There are many misconceptions about motor starting. It is often believed that the start current of a motor under full voltage conditions depends on the driven load, but this is totally incorrect

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16 February 2016

Sixty years ago, when Raaco started manufacturing plastic drawers and mobile storage solutions in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark, pneumatic actuators were the technology of choice for injection moulding and semi-automatic welding line automation.

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11 January 2016

Permanent magnet brakes offer a safe, lower cost option for servo motors

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01 January 2016

As any regular reader of CDA will know, when it comes to drive technology energy efficiency is one of the biggest issues to be addressed.

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15 December 2015

Development work by leading manufacturers is centring on the customisation of both the mechanical and electronic elements of electric motors, as well as the advancement of high efficiency motors. Furthermore, the introduction of special inverters, frequency converters and other electronics that fit directly into the electric motor is ongoing, resulting in intelligent motor technologies

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15 December 2015

For many years stepper motor drive systems were bedevilled by high levels of noise and vibration. David Melder of Astrosyn International Technology describes advances in stepper motor and drive electronics designs that promise to eliminate these unwanted side-effects

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22 October 2015

Mitsubishi Electric's latest pump and fan inverter, the FR-F800, offers new performance levels in terms of energy saving, optimised speed control, simple start-up, connectivity and the versatility of its features

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20 October 2015

The ErP Directive - the second stage of the EU motor efficiency regulations - took effect at the start of this year. Until now, industry has mainly focused on electric motors, but that no longer enough, says Eaton UK's Stuart Greenwood,

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14 October 2015

Production managers in the food and beverage industry face a number of headaches, yet with the right approach, electric motors can be part of the solution rather than part of the problem, as Dave Hawley, ABB, explains

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21 August 2015

As in any professional sport gaining a competitive edge by taking advantage of the latest technology can make a significant difference and racing yachts are no exception.

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18 August 2015

Andy Pye reviews the grey literature on the relative merits of the Field Oriented Control (FOC) and Direct Torque Control (DTC) methods of controlling AC drives and takes the mathematics out of it

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17 July 2015

Pneumatic cylinder actuators, known for low purchase cost and durability, have been a staple in factory automation equipment for decades. They are simple, easy to maintain and provide reasonable control. However, since the development of more flexible, precise and reliable electric actuators, there has been an ongoing debate over which technology offers the best overall solution for industrial plant optimisation. Aaron Dietrich, director of marketing at Tolomatic reports

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COMPANIES

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24 June 2016

Handles and knobs in RAL 9002 white colour with a smooth surface to make cleaning operations easier.

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09 May 2017

Powerful, Clean Solutions with a Stainless Reputation. Cone Drive’s stainless steel precision motion gearboxes are designed for sterile manufacturing environments.

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05 August 2014

Suds Pumps. From stock or an very short delivery.

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15 February 2013

It doesn't get any easier than this: Define the number of axes for the Mother-board, click, and done.

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09 May 2017

Accudrive Product Family. The breadth of products within the Accudrive product family, will exceed the most demanding needs in motion control applications.

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13 May 2016

Schneeberger’s MINISCALE miniature linear motions guideways with position feedback now available from LG Motion Ltd

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08 February 2013

Premium Efficiency

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24 June 2016

Knobs,handles and latches made out of self-extinguishing special technopolymer certified "V0" according to UL-94 V (Underwriters Laboratories) for use in public environments where flame-proof materials are required. 

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18 November 2016

The alpha Value Line is universally suitable: it represents the most economical solution whatever the requirements for driving any axis in virtually any industry.

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15 February 2013

The prestigious Formula Renault 3.5 series has become an important feeder championship for Formula One in recent years with a string of current F1 racers having graduated from Renault’s ranks. Scuderia Toro Rosso drivers Jean Eric Vergne and Daniel Ricciardo, and reigning World Champion Sebastian Vettel are all products of Formula Renault 3.5.

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21 July 2015

Accurate and reliable sensing solutions

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08 April 2013

When a Welsh based Steel works required an upgrade of the roller table gearboxes on their casting production line, they turned to Rossi Gearmotors UK. Rossi have an unrivalled experience and reputation in supplying OEMs and end users, within the global metal manufacturing industry. Majority of the world's largest steel producing companies have Rossi products installed on their machinery, in various arduous applications either via OEM equipment or via retrofitting equipment upgrades.

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18 April 2017

Short cycle times, consistent parts quality FANUC ROBOSHOT takes state-of-the-art CNC precision technology from turning and milling and applies it to electric injection moulding.

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15 February 2013

More than 50 brushless dc motors, gearheads and controllers from maxon motor are responsible for the humanoid's precision movements.

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10 January 2017

The Elevator Variable Frequency Drive is the 2nd generation dedicated elevator drive from Invertek Drives, designed to provide smooth, reliable carriage control in all elevator applications.

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