Experiences of edge computing driving business continuity

It is hardly surprising that the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing manufacturing and impacting on business continuity. The digitisation of industrial processes means that previously inaccessible data is now collected, stored and analysed. But where is this happening? Increasingly, the processing of data is happening local to the source, and this is generally by […]

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ACH580 override mode | What is your emergency?

Most of the deaths or injuries that occur in a fire result from smoke inhalation and intoxication from poisonous gasses. Airflow control is important for smoke management and keeping injuries and deaths as well as building damage to a minimum. The ABB ACH580 override mode VSDs is an important tool for minimising the loss of […]

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How do I know if my motor needs an overload relay and VSD?

An overload in a motor circuit can take several forms. For example, an overcurrent fault due to a short circuit or earth fault, or a motor overload. It raises the question “Does my motor need an overload relay and VSD?” Each fault type needs different handling, and the type of protection depends on the needs […]

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Monitoring system prevents losses from failing drives systems

Drives and rotating machines are at the heart of most production processes. Providing early warning for failing drives systems is straight forward in application and cost effective when using predictive maintenance. To a high degree, modern drive systems are reliable, but when failures occur, they are costly and time consuming. Direct and indirect costs from […]

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Why electric motors fail in industrial applications and how to prevent it

With their high reliability, we sometimes forget why electric motors fail and how avoiding this needs some simple TLC. Focussing on this important issue, ABB has an interactive online booklet examining the main reasons why electric motors fail and how to prevent it. They also identify the six main failure categories, and of these, bearing […]

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