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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

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 extends its SSW900 soft starters range

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

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

Tips for extending your electric motor’s life

Motors are central to many industry processes. However, through extended use, motors can become worn and less efficient, driving associated costs up for businesses.

Did you know that the initial ... more

New online shop for motors and drives

A range of industrial parts, including motors and drives, are now available for online purchase on supply, maintenance and repair specialist more

ABB - What do your motors really do?

In 1969, the first home security system was born, consisting of four peepholes and a camera that could be moved to look through any of them, broadcasting the images to a monitor. more

Condition-based Maintenance Improves Fleet Availability and Efficiency at Subsea 7

Analysis of marine electric motors and generators by SKF Electric Motor Condition Monitoring Services is helping a leading offshore engineering services provider optimise the performance and reliability of its rotating equipment.   more

Motor failure: Repair or replace?

Motor failure can have a huge impact in terms of both cost and productivity, so preventing it should be a priority. However, when the worst does happen, you’ll need to rectify the issue quickly and ... more

Schaeffler expands expertise in electric mobility

The automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has today concluded a purchase contract with SEMIKRON International GmbH for the acquisition of 51% of the shares of Compact Dynamics GmbH, a ... more

Rare earth magnets, getting more for less

China’s near dominance in the supply of rare earth magnets has become a source of consternation to motor manufacturers and end users alike, with fears of huge increases in prices. But Exico Electric ... more

Allen-Bradley all in one Industrial PC options

The Allen-Bradley 6181 Integrated Display Computers form a dynamic portfolio, with Performance and Advanced Models that provide all-in-one industrial PC options to help meet your application needs.

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Renold Couplings to launch new product ranges at Drives & Controls exhibition

Renold Couplings has announced it will launch two new product ranges at this year’s Drives & Controls exhibition more

Drive technology for automated production in the age of IIoT

Machine and plant designs that live up to the German "Industrie 4.0" framework and the similar concept of the "Industrial Internet of Things" require smart drive technology with high flexibility and functionality.  more

3-phase power analyser PCE-PA 8300

PCE Instruments increased their range of products with the PCE-PA 8300 power and harmonics analyser which measures voltage, current, effective, apparent and reactive power as well as active and apparent energy. It determines the power factor, delay angle, frequency and harmonics. more

White paper addresses motor protection for the IE3 revolution

Eaton has published a new white paper, 'Motor protection for the IE3 revolution', that discusses the impact of the Energy-related Products (ErP) directive on switchgear and protection systems for electric motors more

Extended range of DC drives available from stock

With its recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers, Sprint Electric has a comprehensive offering of products incorporating the latest digital DC drive technology. All DC Drive products and ... more

Precision control makes Emerson first choice at Advanced Furniture Testing

A furniture testing specialist is now among the increasing number of industrial companies benefitting from variable speed drive solutions from Emerson.

Advanced Furniture Testing of Holland, ... more

New series of controllers deliver energy-efficient variable-speed control with contactor-like affordability and ease of use

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents, the global distributor for engineers, is now stocking the Eaton PowerXL DE1 series of variable-speed motor starter/controllers. These ... more

Staying ahead of the motor efficiency standards

From January 1st 2015 the latest efficiency regulations for electric motors come into force in Europe whereby any new installation using a motor between 7.5 kW and 375 kW must use either an IE3 rated ... more

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