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Key criteria for industrial drive specification

It can be challenging to continually update your specification choices in line with the rapidly evolving landscape of Industry 4.0 but in doing so, machinery manufacturers can offer their customers a wealth of financial benefits as well as better use of factory space, optimised machinery…

  • 11/07/2019

Three Essential Benefits AC Drives Provide to Industrial Users

Variable frequency drives go by a lot of names, depending on who you talk to. Sometimes, they are shortened down to VFDs. Other times, people will refer to them simply as an AC drive. No matter what VFDs are referred to as, they still serve the same purpose. These devices will all control the…

  • 05/06/2019

ABB introduces ACS6080 drive for high performance motor control

ABB’s new all-compatible ACS6080 drive brings precision, reliability and safety to demanding industrial processes. 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…

  • 22/05/2019

ABB launches IEC Food Safe motors designed for easy cleaning and long life

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. ABB has launched a full range of IEC Food Safe motors designed for applications in the food and beverage industry that…

  • 11/04/2019

ABB launches UK-wide variable speed drives hire fleet

Users of low voltage variable speed drives (VSD) can now keep processes running, test new applications or prove predicted energy savings before purchase, through a leasing program provided by the ABB authorised value provider network. ABB has invested significantly in the rollout of a variable…

  • 20/03/2019

Malt producer raises glass to improved productivity with ABB drive

A control package, built around an ABB variable speed drive, eliminates machine stoppages, improves safety and cuts maintenance costs for malt producer. A new germination machine, controlled by an ABB variable speed drive (VSD), is increasing productivity and safety in a process that turns barley…

  • 28/06/2018

Miniature servo drive packs a big punch

An ultra-high power servo drive for demanding industrial applications is to be showcased by Elmo Motion Control at this year’s Drives & Controls exhibition, Birmingham, stand D332. With a weight of only 33 grams and continuous currents of 160° (80V) and 140° (100V), Double Gold…

  • 26/03/2018

Variable speed drive eliminates grinder stoppages

Regular stoppages of a grinder used in the production of animal feed have been eliminated with the installation of an ABB variable speed drive (VSD) to control the input of ingredients. The VSD regulates the speed of a screw conveyor to ensure the grinding mill is not overloaded with raw material.

  • 26/01/2018

Knowledge is power: Industry warned threat of unauthorised repairs to hydraulic drives

Unauthorised repairs to hydraulic drives and systems are leading to increased downtime and placing the safety of staff and warranties at risk, according to one of the UK’s leading drives and controls manufacturers. Production and maintenance managers in the industrial sector are being warned…

  • 20/10/2017

IE4 smooth-surface motors

Nord Drivesystems has expanded its range of high-efficiency smooth-surface motors. The new permanent-magnet synchronous motors without cooling fins achieve level IE4. This can greatly benefit the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries, and other hygienically demanding applications. The…

  • 04/09/2017