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Variable speed drive eliminates grinder stoppages

Recurring grinder breakdowns caused by raw ingredient overload are eliminated following the installation of an ABB drive.

Regular stoppages of a grinder used in the production of animal feed have ... more

Plastic bottle maker benefits from higher throughput and lower energy use with motor-drive package

When a 23 year old plastic bottle blow molding machine was failing to deliver its proper output, Northern Ireland’s PrimePac faced a dilemma. The machine uses a hydraulic motor to run an extruder on ... more

White paper addresses motor protection for the IE3 revolution

Eaton has published a new white paper, 'Motor protection for the IE3 revolution', that discusses the impact of the Energy-related Products (ErP) directive on switchgear and protection systems for electric motors more

Extended range of DC drives available from stock

With its recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers, Sprint Electric has a comprehensive offering of products incorporating the latest digital DC drive technology. All DC Drive products and ... more

Precision control makes Emerson first choice at Advanced Furniture Testing

A furniture testing specialist is now among the increasing number of industrial companies benefitting from variable speed drive solutions from Emerson.

Advanced Furniture Testing of Holland, ... more

New series of controllers deliver energy-efficient variable-speed control with contactor-like affordability and ease of use

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, the global distributor for engineers, is now stocking the Eaton PowerXL DE1 series of variable-speed motor starter/controllers. These ... more

Staying ahead of the motor efficiency standards

From January 1st 2015 the latest efficiency regulations for electric motors come into force in Europe whereby any new installation using a motor between 7.5 kW and 375 kW must use either an IE3 rated ... more

How to be cool: life lessons for electric motors

Improving the efficiency of electrical conversion and new methods of thermal management may mean that in future motors run far cooler than they do today. But until then, heat dissipation remains a ... more

Installing and operating electric motors

Motors are the workhorses of industry, so commonplace that they are often taken for granted. Now, with the world economy growing and new regulations about energy efficiency coming in, many users will ... more

Smooth and precise helical gearboxes

Two helical gearboxes have been added to B&R’s premium family which are said to offer excellent synchronisation characteristics and a very low noise level at high speeds.

The new 8GP70 series ... more

Dual-pinion ball mill drive successfully tested

WEG has successfully tested low speed synchronous motors driven by frequency inverters for mills with dual pinions at its plant in Brazil. As a multinational company, WEG supplies a range of ... more

Design basics: A quick guide to servomotors

Andrew Fallows, managing director of Motor Technology, goes back to basics with servomotors and looks at some of the latest developments and advantages of modern systems... more

Low harmonic VSDs help reduce energy at McCain Food

At its plant at Whittlesey, Peterborough, McCain Food produces 30 tonnes of frozen chips per hour. The company, however, was looking for further ways to reduce its energy consumption and costs and ... more

Motors receive Russian River Register approval

Motor manufacturer Regal has won type approval for its RN and RF series marine motors from the Russian River Register. While most marine testing specifications are broadly similar, each has its own ... more

Digi-Key to distribute motor and motion control solutions from TRINAMIC

Digi-Key Corporation has announced a global distribution agreement with TRINAMIC, the Hamburg based supplier of motor control solutions. TRINAMIC provides integrated circuits and modules for motor and ... more

Automation on the upswing

GAMBICA’s deputy director and convener of the organisation’s Variable Speed Drives group, Steve Brambley, explains why the invention of the wheel provides valuable insight for succeeding in today’s ... more

How marine motors helped stabilise a luxury yacht

S­tabilisers are essential on boats to ensure a smooth journey even when the waters are choppy, and could be seen as highly important on luxury yachts where the owner is seeking a specific experience.... more

Innovations in screw drives

Not only has igus introduced the trapezoidal thread disc (TR-Disc) with zero backlash, but its new online tool for plastic screw drives helps with calculation, configuration and orderingigus invests ... more

Drives demonstration truck to tour the UK

VACON is to tour the UK and Ireland with a demonstration truck equipped with a comprehensive selection of its latest products. The VACON demonstration truck tour will start in Northern Ireland on the ... more

A modern design

When the Terminal de Contenedores de Yucatán – TCY – container and cargo-handling terminal in Mexico’s Yucatán peninsula began operation in 2005, the two Panamax Starporter ship-to-shore cranes, ... more

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