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How and why automation in elevators is revolutionary for the industry
The elevator has been around since time immemorial, and although its core function has remained the same, the technologies behind working elevators have gone through multiple revolutions through the ...
More ups than downs using Matrix Converters on one of Europe’s largest network of escalators
Operating Germany’s largest escalator network in Munich which transports over half a billion people through the Bavarian capital’s subway system every year means the scale of any technical ...
Melexis’ all-in-one LIN motor driver cuts material costs in automotive mechatronic applications
Melexis, a global microelectronics engineering company, announces the third generation of its popular LIN driver for small motors targeting automotive mechatronic applications at up to 10 W, ...
Dedicated UK Drive Solutions Centres announced
Having already pioneered a more collaborative approach to designing and delivering automation systems employing low power drives, Mitsubishi Electric UK has announced a new network of Drive Solutions ...
New inverter class for demanding applications
New from Mitsubishi Electric, the latest FR-E800 variable speed drive series offers multiple networks and high performance predictive maintenance through AI and built-in corrosive gas alert...
Rotamec rewind service helps a leading brewery to keep its fizz
ABB variable speed drives cut air supply unit assembly costs and size
Ensuring redundancy in large scale manufacturing operations is key to any plant manager’s peace of mind. In the beverage industry, where processing speeds are high and profit margins per unit low, ...
ABB variable speed drives bring more reliability and energy savings to Air Handlers air supply units while cutting assembly costs and shrinking the amount of space needed to house them...
Antique bus engine gets new lease of life courtesy of an ABB drive
A variable speed drive’s soft-start function is used to convert a static cutaway diesel engine into an interactive exhibit at a UK museum.
EMS supplies 2020 product revision of Nidec DCK right angled gear-motor range
Electro Mechanical Systems has announced that it will be supplying the product revision of the Nidec DCK right angled gear-motor range. The design has moved from deep drawn housing to a rolled ...
Protective cover ensures outdoor VSD operation whatever the weather
ABB introduces a weatherproof solution which protects drives operating in outdoor locations. A weatherproof enclosure is available which allows standard, wall-mounted ABB variable speed drives (VSDs)...
When will the variable speed drive come of age?
David Hughes, managing director for ABB in the UK, reflects on the past, present and future of the ubiquitous variable speed drive as new generation of engineers are increasingly becoming aware of ...
Inverter drive helps speed up the drilling process
With Tool Drives’ modern high-speed drilling units, it takes just 17 seconds to drill 100 holes 6mm in diameter and depth in a coated composite wood panel, with the greatest precision. During this ...
Compact servo drives for demanding positioning applications
Festo has expanded its range of servo drives with the introduction of the CMMT-ST. Complementing the existing CMMT-AS, this new servo drive is equally reliable but much more compact and economical. ...
Hire drives keep water flowing for Anglian Water customers
A pumping station is repaired within hours following a drive breakdown, avoiding 2,000 homes being left without water...
Bauer TorqueControl4.0 converts 130-year old technology into a smart drive
WEG extends its SSW900 soft starters range
Interroll will give UK premier to new DC Platform at IMHX 2019
New generation of servo drives and motors launched by Control Techniques
InterContinental Hotel deploys ABB technology to cut energy usage by 40 percent
Drive belts from Nitta for textile machines
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