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Abb helps drive chinese tyre industry

25 January 2013

ABB is supplying two variable speed drives and accompanying motors to Rochdale-based Farrel, a manufacturer of processing equipment for the plastics and rubber industries. The drives will run Farrel's Intermix batch m

ABB is supplying two variable speed drives and accompanying motors to Rochdale-based Farrel, a manufacturer of processing equipment for the plastics and rubber industries. The drives will run Farrel's Intermix batch mixer machines for two Chinese customers that produce rubber compounds for automotive tyres.

The Intermix is used in rubber and plastics applications and is particularly designed for technical rubber products.

ABB's order comprises two ABB industrial drives and appropriate ABB motors, one set of 1400kW and the other of 1000kW.

For the Chinese applications, the ABB 1000kW drive and motor can provide an overload current of 150%, while the 1400kW package can provide an Automation solutions spec- overload current of 180%.
 
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