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04 February 2022

DEPENDING ON the application, changing from hydraulic to servo-hydraulic technology for a hydraulic machine can result in energy savings of more than 50% (kWh) per cycle. To help illustrate this, Baumüller provides online energy calculator with which the savings for the respective machine can be calculated, in just three steps.

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09 August 2021

FOLLOWING UPDATES to the Ecodesign Directive in July this year, which revised the regulations governing the energy efficiency requirements of new electric motors, the Association for Electrical and Mechanical Trades (AEMT) has published an easy-to-use reference explaining the implications for motor users.

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24 September 2020

Manufacturer of motors and drives, WEG, has released a visual guide to explain the impending stricter requirements for motor ecodesign, which have been approved by the European Commission (EC).

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01 April 2020

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, German motor builder Menzel Elektromotoren, reports that it is still able to fulfil orders due to the large inventory of motors it keeps in stock.

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27 March 2020

Carlo Gavazzi has launched HDMS, a single phase motor starter that uses an innovative algorithm that can start a motor without a start capacitor.

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27 April 2020

A new range of air motors from Chicago Pneumatic combines multiple configurations, compact design and excellent performance in harsh environments, helping OEMs and machine builders to improve the efficiency of their systems.

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18 February 2020

New to the i500 inverter range from Lenze is the i550 protec. This has been designed for decentralised drive tasks and comes with IP66 protection class, IO-Link connectivity and a power range to 75kW.

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26 November 2019

Anglian Water avoided a serious interruption to customer’s water supplies following a rapid replacement of variable speed drives (VSDs) after a double drive failure at one of its pumping stations.

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20 November 2019

Thomson Industries has launched an upgraded RediMount option, a pre-engineered, modular adapter kit for seamlessly installing motors or gears in less than 5min.

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20 November 2019

Sensata Technologies has launched a high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) brushless DC motor that supports the operation of Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) in the oil and gas exploration sector.

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16 October 2019

Up to 1200t of aggregate per day can now be consistently following the conversion of a fixed speed motor to ABB variable speed control.

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10 October 2019

A new high pressure, high temperature (HPHT) brushless DC motor from Sensata Technologies supports the operation of Measurement-While-Drilling (MWD) in the oil and gas exploration sector.

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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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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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25 March 2019

When new technology emerges, there’s a distinct split between digital innovators who want to implement it first, and those who prefer tried-and-tested methods, comments electric motor repair specialist, Houghton International.

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FEATURES

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22 November 2023

TODAY, THE most common use of drives in industrial environments is for the control of fans, pumps and compressors. In fact, these applications account for about 75% of all drives operating globally.

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21 November 2023

With growing financial and supply chain pressures, repairing a motor can be an increasingly viable alternative to replacement. But for a repaired motor to perform as well as, or in some cases better than, when it was new it is essential that you get a quality repair from your motor repair partner, says Karl Metcalfe

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31 August 2023

To coincide with changes to the ecodesign legislation for electric motors which came into effect at the start of July, WEG has published an infographic highlighting the changes for manufacturers

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31 August 2023

When manufacturers look at how to improve the efficiency of their cooling systems, it’s important to consider technologies that maximise part-load efficiency, says Dave Palmer

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27 July 2023

Choosing the wrong gear unit can lead to excessive energy consumption, noise, wear and tear, reduced efficiency, and in a worse case scenario, breakdowns. Given this, it's important to select the correct gear unit for your application, says Marek Lukaszczyk

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12 May 2023

When it comes to upgrading motors, it's not always possible to swap out an older motor for a more modern alternative. Reflecting this, there are a variety of considerations when looking at how a motor's efficiency can be improved as part of a repair or refurbishment, says Thomas Marks

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07 March 2023

Direct-drive motion solutions have a performance advantage over conventional mechanical transmission systems but this comes at a premium. But, given the value of the reduction in the total cost of ownership that can be presented to end users, OEMs may want to take a fresh look at integrating a direct-drive solution, says Gerard Bush

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22 February 2023

There are a number of key steps that should be taken when commissioning motors which have been in storage or removed for repair, says Karl Metcalfe

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06 October 2022

With growing financial and supply chain pressures, repairing a motor can be an increasingly viable alternative to replacement. But for a repaired motor to perform as well as, or in some cases better than, when it was new it is essential that you get a quality repair from your motor repair partner. Karl Metcalfe, technical support at the Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades, explains what to look for when commissioning a repair.

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14 November 2022

With energy efficiency more relevant than ever, variable speed drives have an important role to play in providing energy savings, says Marie Hammer

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08 September 2022

As microprocessors continually get smaller, manufacturing becomes more accurate, working on the nanometer scale which is highly intolerant to disruption. To create the environment needed to facilitate precision manufacturing, it is essential to control vibration, temperature, humidity and particulates, says Adam Fox, director at Mason UK

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23 August 2022

Simple, standard applications are well served by AC induction motors. In this global chip shortage, the appeal of a chip-less motor with high IP ratings and low lead times has never been more apparent, says Paul Jepson

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31 January 2022

Mathis Menzel discusses how different test methods for large electric motors and drive systems can contribute to efficient commissioning and operation.

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23 November 2021

Livestock farmers have to meet the challenges of operating a sustainable business while ensuring animal welfare

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27 January 2021

As the use of premium efficiency (IE3) motors has increased, due in part to strengthened regulation, the question of maintaining motor efficiency after a rewind process has reappeared. Karl Metcalfe looks at the latest report and the procedures that were used to support these findings

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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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COMPANIES

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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

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

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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

JTEKT manufactures a large range of deep groove ball bearings.

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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

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

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

Available as Single, Double or Four Row.

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23 November 2016

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

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