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New generation of servo drives and motors launched by Control Techniques

Control Techniques, part of the Nidec group of companies, has launched Digitax SF, a new generation of servo drives and motors to complement its existing portfolio. Competitive, compact and easy to ... more

InterContinental Hotel deploys ABB technology to cut energy usage by 40 percent

A landmark hotel in Madrid is saving energy and meeting its environmental goals after equipping its heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems with ABB drives and high efficiency motors.... more

Drive belts from Nitta for textile machines

Nitta Industries Europe GmbH presents drive belts for use in textile manufacturing. The flat belts conform to the stringent requirements for textile applications and are particularly noteworthy for ... more

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 ... more

ABB drives eliminate burst pipes at Scottish Water pumping station

Replacing direct-on-line starters with ABB variable speed drives eliminates pipe bursts at Scottish Water pumping station. Over £12,000 in maintenance costs is saved per year by eliminating burst ... more

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 ... more

New video animation reveals the secrets of new compact escalator drives

Renold Gears has produced a 3D video animation that quickly summarises and illustrates, in just over two minutes, the innovations, benefits and design features of its new range of compact escalator ... more

Invertek helps Canadian marine contamination response team keep fleet efficient

An organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife, economic and environmental sensitivities along the coast of British Columbia, Canada has made three of its new vessels more efficient thanks to ... more

Do you have the UK's oldest working Danfoss drive?

This year Danfoss Drives is celebrating two outstanding anniversaries for its’ VLT and Vacon brands. It’s 50 years since the Danfoss VLT 5 Drive was launched, being the Worlds’ first mass-produced AC ... more

Rulmeca’s smart alternative to conventional geared drives

Rulmeca Motorised Drums were first produced in 1956 to provide plant managers and designers with a compact, hermetically sealed and highly efficient drive solution for belt conveyors and associated... more

Thomson introduces hybrid stepper motor/lead screw actuator with anti-rotational guidance built in

Thomson Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of mechanical motion control solutions, has expanded its line of stepper motor linear actuators with models featuring built-in anti-rotational ... more

OEM standardises using ABB drive to improve boiler range efficiency

An improvement in the pumping accuracy of water feed within industrial boilers has led to Byworth Boilers standardising using an ABB variable speed drive (VSD) to enhance the efficiency of its ... more

Considering efficiencies: to rewind or replace an electric motor

When motor failure occurs, it can have a huge impact on your business in terms of productivity and monetary losses. You want to get your processes up and running as quickly as possible, so you may ... more

Interroll Pallet Control PC 6000 enables zero-pressure pallet conveyance

Interroll is expanding its decentralised control and drive concept, which has been used successfully for years with the Interroll 24 V DC RollerDrive and the Interroll MultiControl for zero-pressure ... more

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 ... more

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

Ten-year field study enhances materials handling performance and reliability

Working alongside market-leading logistics specialist Witron, Lenze has been monitoring the performance and reliability of more than 5,000 electromechanical drives and 2,200 inverters installed at ... more

Anglian Water cuts £2,000 a year from borehole pump costs

Variable speed drive eliminates intermittent starts and stops on borehole pump, saving energy, reducing turbidity and improving reliability.

Anglian Water is saving £2,000 a year on a borehole pump’... more

AUMA launches new compact part-turn gearboxes

A new range of part-turn gearboxes, the GQB series, extends the gearbox portfolio of electric actuator manufacturer AUMA. The GQB gearboxes combine compact design with superior quality and ... more

 
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