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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?

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

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 ... 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

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... more

Bauer TorqueControl4.0 converts 130-year old technology into a smart drive

WEG extends its SSW900 soft starters range

The squirrel cage asynchronous motor was invented in 1889. 130 years later it is still one of the most frequently used electric motor designs for standard industrial applications. Bauer’s ... more
WEG’s SSW900 series of soft starters previously consisted of four frame sizes A to D, covering output currents from 10 A to 412 A in the voltage range of 220 to 575 V 3-phase AC. Now, the company has ... more

Interroll will give UK premier to new DC Platform at IMHX 2019

Conveyor technology expert, Interroll is set to showcase a number of innovations at IMHX 2019, the UK’s largest logistics event, which takes place on 24-27 September at the Birmingham NEC. For ... more

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