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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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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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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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22 October 2013

An ERIKS Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) motor calculator has enabled Montupet at its site in Belfast to significantly increase energy efficiency and achieve capital payback for all motors, which have been replaced or upgraded, within two years

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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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04 March 2013

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 todays energy conscious engineers. Stuart Harvey of SoftStart UK comments

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COMPANIES

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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

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

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

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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

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

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

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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

Available as Single, Double or Four Row.

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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

JTEKT manufactures a large range of deep groove ball bearings.

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