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04 April 2024

LEADING MANUFACTURER of drives for industrial motor control, Sprint Electric, has won Innovate UK funding for its groundbreaking Generis AC Regeneration drive. This patented AC drive technology provides precise control of AC electric motors combined with efficient energy regeneration, a need not adequately addressed by traditional AC variable frequency drives.

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31 August 2023

INVERTEK DRIVES intends to create 250 new jobs at its global headquarters and manufacturing facility in Welshpool, Powys over the next five years. The roles will be across the innovation team, production, and other business areas as the company continues to invest in the design and production of its energy-saving variable frequency drives.

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31 August 2023

WHEN NOISY vibrations from a ventilation system were disturbing diners at an upmarket boutique London bowling alley, the solution came in the form of the Control Techniques Commander drive.

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12 April 2023

AT HANNOVER Messe 2023 Invertek Drives will be displaying its complete range of Optidrive variable frequency drives (VFDs) and highlighting how VFD technology is not only helping industry make savings of up to 50% in some motor and pump control applications, but also supporting reduced emissions and action against climate change.

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04 August 2022

THE SAFE, simple, and efficient operation of three-phase asynchronous motors is an important objective in a large number of applications. The Contactron Speed Starter from Phoenix Contact is the new device class that bridges the gap between motor starters and frequency converters with easy operation.

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14 March 2022

WITH THE flexibility and functionality to support the broadest range of applications on all types of mechanical equipment, the FRENIC-MEGA-G2 from Fuji Electric is reported to take core capabilities, responsiveness, environmental awareness, and easy maintenance to the next level.

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17 January 2022

WEG HAS announced availability of a decentralised drive package, consisting of WG20-series gear units, EUSAS motors and a MW500 variable speed drive (VSD). Compared with traditional drives, this compact and decentralised package provides lower energy consumption and a compact footprint, as well as improved flexibility, reports the company.

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18 November 2021

BRINGING TO the table expertise in a wide range of industries, Control Freaks has become the latest member of Mitsubishi Electric’s Drive Solutions Centre (DSC) network. The system integrator will expand its support to customers by continuing to develop the in-depth technical knowledge of its engineers and strengthening its offering to customers.

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05 July 2021

US MIXER manufacturer, MXD Process, has switched to Invertek Drives variable frequency drives (VFD) for use on its electric motor products thanks to their reliability and ease of commissioning.

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13 May 2021

A LIFE cycle assessment service provides a dynamic report of the age and operating performance of every ABB drive and motor across a plant, helping to save time and money and improve profitability by preventing lost production.

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29 March 2021

MOTION CONTROL and systems build integrator, Micromech, has become the UK Solutions Partner for Trio Motion Technology, the motion-based manufacturer of machine control systems. Micromech will develop solutions for OEMs and machine builders using Trio's range of motion controllers, I/O, servo drives and servo motors.

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04 March 2021

CONTROL TECHNIQUES has expanded its Specialist family of industry-specific drives with the introduction of the new dedicated H300 HVAC drive.

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18 January 2021

ABB HAS moved its variable speed drive (VSD) customer services team from Aberdeen to Daresbury, Cheshire, ensuring improved access to extensive technical support services across the UK.

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27 April 2020

Invertek Drives has updated its Optidrive P2 IP20 variable frequency drives (VFD) with enhanced features, including a high definition TFT display as standard.

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20 March 2020

The efficiency of a bioconversion plant using organic food waste to feed insects that go on to nourish farm animals and fish is being dramatically improved with variable frequency drive (VFD) technology from Invertek Drives.

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24 April 2020

WEG has added a new model to the MW500 series of variable speed drives (VSDs). Designed for decentralised installation, the MW500 VSDs are now available for operating induction motors with low power in the range of 370 to 550W.

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14 January 2020

When ECG, the company responsible for managing Edinburgh landmark office building Exchange Plaza, decided to look for ways to reduce the energy used by 16 pumps in the building’s HVAC systems Pump Action was approached to carry out an assessment. In turn, Pump Action contacted Greenville, a Premium Danfoss Drives Partner.

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10 January 2020

Anglian Water avoided a serious interruption to customer water supplies following rapid replacement of variable speed drives (VSDs) after a double drive failure at one of its pumping stations, which supplies water to 2000 households in Suffolk.

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15 January 2020

ABB has extended the scope of its ABB Ability Digital Powertrain concept that connects drives, motors, pumps and bearings with a new Condition-Based Maintenance service option for drives.

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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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FEATURES

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18 April 2024

Charlotte Stonestreet sits down with Lee Turner, vice president of product and supplier management at Farnell to discuss trends and challenges in the world of industrial automation and control

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31 January 2024

LUKAS SCHMITZ, sustainability manager at KEB Automation, explains what sustainability means and why companies have a special responsibility towards people and nature, as well as looking at how drive technology plays a key role in promoting sustainability

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24 January 2024

DAVID STRAIN explains the three primary motor starting methods – direct online (DOL) starter, soft starter and variable speed drive (VSD) – and how to choose the best one.

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12 October 2023

David Strain takes a deep dive into the energy savings potential of pumping applications

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