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Machine drive cabinets placing increasing strain on manufacturing space

Modern servo drives are making manufacturing more flexible, but are placing an enormous strain on factory space, according to a new white paper released. more

You get what you pay for…

What constitutes value for money when buying an industrial gearbox? It would be a mistake to judge a product by its purchase price alone. UK Sales Manager, Brevini,  Dave Brown, explains how OEMs and end-users can rely on the expertise of suppliers to ensure they see the best value for money. more

Compact washdown motor offers superb performance

The new Kollmorgen AKMH stainless steel motors, available in the UK from INMOCO of Daventry, are designed for quick and easy cleaning CIP (clean-in-place). more

Power unit and alarm indicator simplify connection of up to four FAG SmartCheck devices

Schaeffler has launched two new products that are intended to simplify the distribution of power and input/output (I/O) signals of up to four FAG SmartCheck online condition monitoring devices, resulting in reduced cabling costs and faster, easier installation.  more

Taking command of the situation

Variable speed drives from Control Techniques have helped slash energy bills by over $2,000 a month, reduce downtime and extend equipment life at a US food distribution centre. The savings have been ... more

IE2 and IE3 motors offer efficiency benefits

Nord Drivesystems has assembled a complete range of IE2 and IE3 motors that bring benefits of increased efficiency, less waste, reduced greenhouse gases, increased service life and reduced operating ... more

Variable speed drive is worth its weight in gold

When gearbox failure stopped production at the Omagh Minerals site in Cavanacaw, Ireland’s only operational goldmine, it initially seemed that repairs would take weeks if not months. However, in just ... more

Ultra compact, stand-alone, network servo drive

Inmoco has launched the Gold Solo Trombone – an ultra-compact, stand-alone, network servo drive from Elmo Motion Control. A high power density servo drive designed to operate "Direct to Mains", from ... more

Feature rich motor drive

Allied Motion's recently launched EnduraMax 75i integrated brushless servomotor-drive is available from Mclennan Servo Supplies. Combining a high power density 75mm diameter brushless DC motor, an ... more

Distributed inverter range with increased options

NORD Drivesystems has added an external 24V control input option to its entry level and low-cost SK2x0E motor mounted decentralised inverter. The external control allows the possibility for inverter ... more

Gearboxes to suit demanding apps

The Vogel bevel helical gearboxes available from Techdrives suit demanding drive applications because of their small size and high efficiency. The KS range also has low backlash and inertia, suiting ... more

A solution for simple or complex motion control

Delta Tau’s Geo Brick LV family of packaged eight-axis motion and machine controllers is available from Heason Technology as part of its motion system design and build service. The Geo Brick LV and and the new 19in rack mount version, the LV-PC, is supplied with eight user configurable 250W drives for linear or rotary brushed and brushless servos, ceramic motors or stepper motors in any mix with feedback interfaces that include practically all commercially available types. more

Three motors, just one drive

The latest compact variable speed drives from Vacon offer users the opportunity to make big money and space savings by controlling up to three motors with a single drive. This is achieved by using ... more

Servo drives for harsh conditions

Inmoco has extended its Elmo ExtrIQ range of compact digital servo drive products for specialised applications in extreme environments, with the introduction of the ExtrIQ Panther. The Panther is ... more

Air motors an affordable alternative

An air motor might be the solution for you if you are looking for an affordable, effective and reliable motor for use in washdown environments.Air motors from Huco Dyn­atork are said to combine ... more

New features make variable speed drives versatile

Additional EMC filtering options, configurable analogue inputs and enhanced fieldbus connectivity are among the features added to the latest M-MAX variable speed drives from Eaton’s Electrical Sector,... more

Inverter optimised motors approach IE3 efficiency levels

Lenze has introduced its MF inverter optimised motors to fill a gap between standard AC motor technology and servo motors. MF motors are claimed to yield around five per cent saving in energy, are ... more

Chemical plant solves rotating kiln issues

ABB drives have cut the need for a manufacturer of specialist chemicals to replace costly gears on its product kiln, saving £18,000 each time.Thermphos UK is a manufacturer of special chemicals used ... more

Drives cut pumping costs for water plant

The Leixlip Water Treatment Plant located in County Kildare is saving over €500,000 a year on its pumping costs thanks to the installation of ABB variable speed drives. The water treatment works is ... more

 
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