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Designing HMI for mobile devices
Well-designed human-machine interfaces (HMI) reduce operator error, saving companies millions of dollars by reducing down-time and increasing worker safety. HTML5 programming enables the transfer of ...
ABB introduces new drive for HVAC applications
The ABB HVAC drive, ACH580, is designed specifically for a wide range of HVAC applications. With harmonic mitigation, an intuitive operating panel and native BACnet (and Modbus) communications, the ...
Plastics manufacturer cuts energy costs by 15 percent with motor-drive package
A manufacturer of sheet plastics has cut energy costs on a blown film extruder by up to 15 percent per tonne by installing an ABB variable-speed drive and motor. Capital Valley Plastics produces gas ...
Brewie is coming to Indiegogo InDemand today
Marcel Pal, co-founder and CEO of Brewie
, has announced that the world’s first automated home brewery will come back to Indiegogo on October 21st 2015
Schneider Electric and Cisco partner to build resilient control system networks
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has announced a partnership with Cisco to bring advanced networking and control system technologies to its customers. ...
Variable speed control reduces energy consumption and increases system efficiency
TorkDrive – a torque limiting device which prevents valve damage
This article will discuss the advantage for using frequency converter technology in refrigeration applications to control compressors. As shown through theory and case study, speed control of ...
Smith Flow Control’s TorkDrive is a device which prevents manual valves from being damaged due to excessive torque application during valve operation. It can be customised to suit most manufacturer’s ...
Tata Steel saves 7,400 MWh with ABB DriveSave
A plant-wide series of energy saving projects has saved more than 7,400 MWh a year from Tata Steel’s energy use at its Port Talbot steelworks. Altogether 62 ABB variable-speed drives (VSDs) were ...
Airdale helps Iceland keep cool with intelligent control system
Airedale is working with Iceland to deliver a standard, optimised control system which could be applied across all stores to maintain store environments and produce significant energy cost savings....
Energy harvesting technology for Tata Steel
Tata Steel is trialling a novel thermocouple from ABB that generates the energy needed to drive it from the heat in the surrounding process. Combining this energy harvesting technology with wireless ...
Brewery upgrades its production line
Danfoss VLT FlexConcept is being utilised at Austrian brewery, Wieselburger, to secure flexibility, fewer motor variants and energy efficient operationThe brewery in Wieselburg, Austria, dates back ...
Enormous savings are possible for UK industry
A new report from Siemens Financial Services (SFS) has highlighted the huge cost saving potential in the industrial sector through the use of energy efficient technologies. Industrial enterprises...
A world first at South Staffs Water
The world’s first IE4 synchronous reluctance motor and drive package (SynRM) from ABB has replaced an induction motor-based variable speed drive package at South Staffs Water in the UK, resulting in ...
Time to stop oversizing motors
For generations engineers happily oversized electric motors to allow for worse case working conditions, plus an extra margin of comfort. But what made good sense then is something of an anathema to ...
Industry pays a heavy price for inefficient energy - VSDs can help
Significant fuel savings at Sri Lankan port
Get a fast payback with synchronous motors
A guide to VSD specification
VSDs supplied to MRC lab
New gearbox proves better than a repair for brickmaker
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