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20 August 2019

Mitsubishi Electric has helped Western Mechanical Handling (WMH) develop a fully automated inline cell for cutting and slicing food of any size and shape on the fly.

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31 July 2019

Celebrating 50 years in the UK, Lenze will use IMHX 2019 to showcase its Smart Motor Solutions, a scalable mechatronic drive system that combines motor, gear unit and electronic drive in one easy-to-use package.

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14 June 2019

Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a free app for iOS tablets and smartphones that provides commissioning, maintenance, troubleshooting, parameterisation and monitoring support for the company’s FR-F800E and FR-A800E inverters.

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14 June 2019

ABB has won 'Contribution to Skills and Training' at the annual Motion Control Industry (MCI) awards.

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10 June 2019

Expanding its product line for motion control applications, Sensata Technologies has launched the Crydom DRMS Series hybrid motor starters.

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16 May 2019

ABB has launched a range of IEC Food Safe stainless steel motors for applications in the food and beverage industry that need frequent sanitation.

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14 June 2019

ABB has expanded its all-compatible drives offering to include the ACS6080 medium voltage (MV) drive for critical applications.

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11 April 2019

The CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) made its debut at the Hannover Messe 2019. This is a continuation of the push to promote CC-Link IE TSN, first introduced in 2018, to the European market. CC-Link IE TSN is said to be the first open industrial Ethernet to combine Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) with gigabit Ethernet to deliver a future proof network for Industry 4.0 applications.

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26 March 2019

Visitors to the Advanced Engineering conference in Göteborg, were able to view HBK's solutions for test and measurement engineers in industries such as aerospace, automotive, machinery and manufacturing.

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05 April 2019

Smart automation solutions offer energy-saving opportunities for those involved with mines and quarries, as Trevor Herbert, business development manager for Mitsubishi Electric Europe - Automation Systems Division, explains.

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20 March 2019

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 authorised value provider network.

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09 April 2019

Today’s inverter drives are smarter than ever and able to look after themselves as well as connected equipment such as fans, pumps, motors and conveyors.

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30 January 2019

A variable speed drive, commissioned by an ABB authorised value provider, avoided 67,000 people being deprived of water.

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03 December 2018

Permanent magnet motors provide a simple way of reducing emissions, whilst at the same time offering technical benefits and potentially significant financial savings, according to Lafert Electric Motors.

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06 December 2018

SMC has extended its multi-axes control step motor controller range, with the launch of the JXC92. This new unit can control up to three electric actuators simultaneously, creating a range of savings and simplifying the process in terms of equipment, wiring, space and programming.

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03 October 2018

Drive Lines Technologies is introducing a new range of linear chain from Grob which offers variety in functionality when designing linear motion and automation.

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04 October 2018

Webtec, a specialist manufacturer of hydraulic measurement and control products, is unveiling its new CV120 series combination valve that provides a complete solution to hydraulic motor control for mobile machinery.

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24 July 2018

SMC has stepped up interpolation performance and speed tuning control credentials for its leading range of LE electric actuators with the launch of its JXC92.

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23 July 2018

Visitors to the Lenze stand at PPMA will get a chance to network and interact with Lenze’s automation platform, where they can see for themselves what advanced automation can do for their business – from geared motor to the cloud.

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16 July 2018

With the introduction of its EES37 single turn encoder and EEM37 multiturn encoders, SICK has completed its product portfolio for HIPERFACE DSL standard servo motor feedback systems, while achieving an important step forward for drive technology, particularly well-suited to robotics and packaging machinery designs.

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FEATURES

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27 July 2018

Variable speed drives (VSDs) are renowned for being reliable and robust devices. If properly and regularly maintained there is no reason why a VSD will not function for 20+ years. Yet the replacement VSD market is growing at some 40% per annum. Andy Preston, UK Drives Product Manager, ABB, suggests a reason

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26 January 2018

There are many factors to consider when choosing a variable speed drive and low voltage motor. Here, ABB's Dan Welch provides answers to some frequently asked questions

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28 November 2017

A joint research project conducted at the University of Nottingham found that energy efficient motors remained within ±0.5% of their original efficiency after being repaired by a good service centre. This is within the specification tolerances of the label and efficiency banding. Tim Marks of the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) reviews the project and its findings.

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31 May 2017

Marchwood Power Station, a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) site has operated efficiently since its commercial operations began in December 2009. When its three main water cooling pump systems started having reliability issues, Siemens provided a solution

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14 February 2017

2017 is set to be the year that the fourth industrial revolution comes of age. So what is it and how is it going to transform industry? ABB’s Stuart Melling shares an insight into what to expect with a warning to handle the new data with care.

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22 June 2016

Looking to save energy within its factory chilled water system, Codd Mushrooms in Tullow, Co. Carlow turned to Mitsubishi Electric and its systems integrator partner MPAC for a solution. The resulting PLC-based control system using Mitsubishi Electric variable speed drives to control the various pumps and systems, has the potential to deliver up to €40,000 per year in savings, depending on seasonal variations

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14 June 2016

One of the many potential causes of motor failure is an electrical fault. Michael Herring, channel and platform development manager, electric motor condition monitoring at SKF, explains how these can be detected and corrected through a proper testing and maintenance regime

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27 May 2016

Kevin Brown, director of ABB authorised value provider, Quantum Controls, offers a simple guide to determining whether or not to repair or replace an electric motor

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15 July 2015

Drives have been a key technology for industrial engineers for many years. However, Matt Handley of Mitsubishi Electric, thinks they can be underappreciated. Here he highlights just a few of the interesting facts about them

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12 January 2015

Standard induction motors use about 30% of all the electricity generated in the world. Armed with that statistic, it is not hard to realise why increasing efficiency is a crucial R&D strategy among manufacturers. Sebastião L. Nau and Daniel Schmitz of WEG consider what can be done

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30 July 2014

Modern variable-speed drives (VSD) can readily incorporate safety functions, ensuring that machines and applications are always operated safely, as ABB explains

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05 June 2014

As the world economy starts to recover, industry is investigating and implementing methods and technology to ensure long-term profitability and reliability. Here, John Inskip of Siemens Industry looks at how completely integrated drive trains can provide a solution for industrial plants

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17 December 2013

An electric motor is a key piece of equipment in modern manufacturing processes and, with businesses under pressure to reduce costs and increase productivity, the emphasis on care and maintenance of such equipment is rising. Part of that maintenance involves choosing the right grease, explains Umut Urkun, industrial marketing advisor – EAME – ExxonMobil Lubricants & Petroleum Specialties

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28 October 2013

With continued uncertainty surrounding energy prices and increasing demand for resources globally, manufacturers are under huge pressure to reduce energy usage or face the consequences of spiralling costs. John Guthrie, energy manager for drives & controls, ABB Ltd., explains how businesses can manage rising costs through adopting variable-speed drive technology

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04 September 2013

Richard Hale, managing director of Deritend Industries, explains how a more holistic approach to the maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment can deliver tangible benefits to the bottom line.

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24 July 2013

Are you getting the best from your drives? Replacing them with more modern products that offer better efficiency and more capable software could transform your process and save even more energy, as Neil Ritchie, local business unit manager, drives & controls, ABB explains explains

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09 July 2013

For OEMs of continuous driven equipment such as pumps, fans or compressors, design engineers could be incorporating into products motors that will offer customers significant operating savings, as well as enabling them to design products that could be smaller and lighter, as Nigel Evenett, motor specialist at Lafert Electric Motors, explains

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COMPANIES

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23 November 2016

Available as Single, Double or Four Row.

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23 November 2016

Thrust ball bearings are divided into single and double direction types.

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23 November 2016

JTEKT offers a vast range of bearings for the automotive industry including various types of tapered roller bearings.

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23 November 2016

Available as Single or Double row, Matched Pair and Four Point Contact.

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23 November 2016

These types of bearings are self-aligning and feature a large load rating capacity.

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23 November 2016

Needle roller bearings are an economical alternative for applications requiring minimal space to carry a given load at a desired speed.

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23 November 2016

Available as single or double row, in metric and inch sizes, they can be produced as either TDO (one double cup and two single row cones) and TDI (one double cone and two single row cups).

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23 November 2016

JTEKT manufactures a large range of deep groove ball bearings.

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23 November 2016

The Ceramic and EXSEV Bearings are designed for applications operating in extreme special environments where conventional bearings are not suitable for.

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23 November 2016

Ball bearing units consists of pre-lubricated sealed ball bearings and a housing which varies in shape.

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