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Rotamec rewind service helps a leading brewery to keep its fizz

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, ... more

ABB variable speed drives cut air supply unit assembly costs and size

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... more

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. more

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 ... more

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)... more

When will the variable speed drive come of age?

Inverter drive helps speed up the drilling process

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 ... more
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 ... more

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. ... more

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