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07 August 2019

A combination of remoteness and lack of mains electricity meant a Lebanese agricultural business had to rely on a costly and inefficient diesel generator to power a water pump for irrigation. It was only with the introduction of a dedicated solar-powered variable frequency drive (VFD) that photovoltaic arrays (PV) could be introduced to power the 110kW submersible water pump.

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12 July 2019

With the Nordac PRO SK 500P Nord Drivesystems claims to have launched a state-of-the-art control cabinet inverter with the latest component technology and ultimate levels of functionality, connectivity and modularity.

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12 July 2019

Control Techniques has increased the scope of its award-winning motion control portfolio by releasing three new additional products: an Ethernet-onboard model of its latest generation Digitax HD servo drive range for easy integration with Siemens and Rockwell PLCs, a DC bus connected capacitor share module for greater system flexibility and Active Front End (AFE) kits for enhanced energy efficiency.

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23 May 2019

Parker Hannifin has introduced its PSD series of servo drives designed for use in central control applications. All components utilise an Ethernet-based fieldbus system for fast and flexible communications with the controller via popular fieldbuses, currently in use in industry, such as EtherCAT, Ethernet IP and PROFINET.

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11 June 2019

HBM recently helped to provide the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) and Motor & Magnetic Materials R&D Centre (MagHEM) with a system which could supply synchronised data in real time – an important issue for further development of its new super motor.

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11 June 2019

Expanding on its extensive product line for motion control applications, Sensata Technologies has launched the Crydom DRMS Series hybrid motor starters.

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11 June 2019

ABB has expanded its all-compatible drives offering to include the ACS6080 medium voltage (MV) drive for critical applications. The new drive introduces a breakthrough control technology, developed by ABB, that brings high performance motor control to demanding processes used in industries such as mining, metals and marine. The drive also enables plants to operate more efficiently and produce higher quality output.

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20 June 2019

ABB’s new Food Safe stainless steel motors for food and beverage plants can withstand high pressure cleaning, helping to maintain hygiene standards while reducing downtime.

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05 April 2019

The 4 pole 30ECT motor offers ultra-high torque and power, up to 245W max continuous without compromising on the smooth operation and long life you expect from Portescap's brushless slotless motors. The new 30ECT is an ideal choice for industrial applications, and especially hand held tools due to its ergonomic diameter.

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05 April 2019

Available from Mclennan, Applied Motion Products’ STR2-nano microstepping drive delivers advanced features for open loop motion control in an extremely compact package (34 x 35 x 16 mm). Aimed at OEM automation and space restricted positioning tasks. Selectable current control from 0.3 to 2.2 Amps/Phase and 24 VDC supply voltage.

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15 May 2019

Stober Drives has released its new online Configurator, an innovative tool that allows motion control and power transmission drive designers and engineers to create their own drive specification.

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29 April 2019

Portescap has announces the expansion of the Ultra EC range of brushless DC slotless motors with the introduction of the new 35ECS motor.

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28 March 2019

Force Engineering develops and manufactures customised Linear Induction Motor (LIM) based motion systems, many of which are used in the amusement ride industry - adding heightened levels for thrill-seekers through ride launch and in-ride acceleration to 1.2 g, and equally rapid braking performance.

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13 March 2019

ABB has invested significantly in the rollout of a variable speed drive hire fleet across the United Kingdom and Ireland, with units extending from 3 kW up to several megawatts. Hire drives can be delivered the same day, and installed and commissioned within a matter of hours by engineers from one of twelve ABB authorised value providers.

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08 March 2019

Setting new standards in modern material flow technology, Interroll’s coordinated RollerDrive products, control systems and power supply elements enable system integrators and plant constructors to provide even more individual solutions for their customers, from plug-and-play standard applications to systems with Industry 4.0 functionality.

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22 February 2019

RS Components has introduced an innovative frequency converter from Rexroth that delivers potential energy savings of up to 80% across industrial and automation applications. The EFC 5610 intelligent variable-frequency drive is reported to enable manufacturers and other industrial businesses to tackle rising energy costs and increased demand for environmentally friendly production.

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05 February 2019

For many OEM and specialised motion control applications, integrating frameless servo motors directly into the machine design can provide numerous advantages. Kollmorgen’s KBM series frameless brushless motors – available with full support from UK certified partner Heason Technology – comprise separate rotor and stator components offering a direct-drive servo system that has a minimum installed footprint, superior mechanical stiffness with zero backlash and maximum torque density.

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28 January 2019

When flood damage at a pumping station threatened to cut the water supply to 25,000 homes, 30 minutes before the water supply ran dry, an ABB authorised value provider commissioned a new variable speed drive, avoiding 67,000 people from being deprived of water.

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21 January 2019

KEB Automation reports an increase in demand for its Combivert S6 range of high performance servo drives for a wide range of automation applications including robotics, materials handling, food and beverage processing, conveyors, printing and packaging machines.

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28 January 2019

With the introduction of its SES and SEM absolute encoders, Sick has delivered a motor feedback system with the standard Hiperface interface that takes precision and reliability to the next level for hollow shaft motors and direct drives.

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FEATURES

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18 April 2019

As the demands on food & beverage production become higher, and margins become tighter, ABB’s Andrew Bould, explains why focusing only on the energy efficiency of variable speed drives (VSDs) and low voltage motors loses sight of the bigger picture of potential savings

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05 December 2018

The demand for greater efficiency and productivity within industrial and automation applications are the principle drivers in the growth of the global variable frequency drives market.

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09 October 2018

In electric vehicles, renewable energy and energy efficient technologies, the need for reliability in testing to enhance safety, efficiency and performance has never been greater. Increasingly, electric vehicles and large-scale solar installations applications require the evaluation of larger-current devices. Yokogawa's new WT5000 precision power analyser meets these needs

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12 June 2018

Together with two of its subsidiaries, WEG has developed a complete drive with a synchronous motor at its core. The result: a powertrain based on a permanent magnet motor that can be customised precisely to customer needs. WG20 gear units and CFW11 variable speed drives complete the drive system

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24 April 2018

Control Techniques is launching a new 400V servo drive range within the Unidrive M family. Tentatively unveiled at the SPS show in Germany at the back end of 2017, and one of the early launches from the company since its purchase from Emerson Electric by Nidec, they were initially available in Germany and Italy, and are scheduled for UK launch summer 2018

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17 April 2018

The new WEG Motor Scan enables real-time monitoring of motors via a smart device App in order facilitate preventative and predictive maintenance, and so maximise uptime

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20 November 2017

Energy consumption is a major factor for most industries. From reducing the financial burden to minimising their environmental impact, companies are constantly seeking ways to increase efficiencies within their processing and manufacturing operations. This article from Invertek Drives looks at the role variable frequency drives can play in achieving this

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30 August 2017

The new SSW900 soft starter series from WEG provides gentle starting and stopping of three-phase induction motors along with comprehensive motor protection

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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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COMPANIES

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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26 October 2017

SICK offer all the choices for identification solutions – RFID, Laser-based bar code scanners and image-based code readers – so you can pick the best solution for you.

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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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02 March 2016

Ergonomic lightweight for mobile HMI tasks

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26 October 2017

SICK’s inductive, capacitive and magnetic proximity sensors offer a long service life, extreme ruggedness and the utmost precision - providing non-contact detection of a wide variety of objects and media.

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29 November 2013

As from January 2013, the Directive 2009/125/EC for Energy related Products (ErP) came into effect with significant impact upon compressors, fans and pumps

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24 June 2016

The high corrosion resistance of stainless steel makes it one of the most demanded materials in many industrial sectors.

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08 February 2013

Premium Efficiency

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21 July 2015

A precise solution for monitoring energy use

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10 June 2016

Series 30M is a compact modular incremental encoder with advanced magnetic sensing and signal processing technology.

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20 September 2017

NORD industrial gear units have been developed according to the tried-and-tested unicase housing principle.

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26 October 2017

SICK’s magnetic cylinder sensors offer the highest level of accuracy and control for pneumatic and hydraulic cylinder position monitoring.

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29 November 2013

Geoff Spear, Marketing Manager at Lenze Ltd, describes new products and concepts that can reduce the cost of building machines.

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04 January 2018

From simple high speed slotted motors to larger motors with drives.

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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 June 2016

Series 260 is a Low Profile Encoder with a Flexible spring mounted up to 2540 PPR and with Up to 12 pole commutation available

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