Why hybrid multifunction motor starters are worth a closer look

Offering a smaller, smarter alternative to conventional starters, hybrid multi-function motor starters are growing in popularity. They are easier to install and integrate and provide greater functionality than conventional DOL and reversing starters <4 kW. They are compact, more reliable, and simpler to use and worth a closer look They combine forward and reverse running […]

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Making machine safety easier for machine builders

Machine safety is a core responsibility for machine builders. In most countries, the machine builder is liable if the machine safety system fails. Safety is critical, but for OEMs developing safety functions for machines is complex, expensive and time-consuming. Makers of safety devices and modules like Schneider Electric produce solutions that simplify the OEM safety […]

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How intelligent motor control improves productivity and energy use

An interesting article from the Schneider Electric blog considers how integrating motor control, automation, and energy systems reduce cost and improve efficiency. In most industrial operations, electric motors play a critical role in driving conveyors, pumps, compressors, agitators, fans, and essential equipment. In large production plants, the management and monitoring of motors are critical for […]

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VSD cable length can cause premature motor aging

  The benefits of using VSDs with motors are well known, but for some applications, the installer must use caution. A long VSD cable length between the drive and the electric motor can have a major impact on performance and cause premature aging of the motor. For example, long cable runs between the drive and […]

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Four tips on flexible manufacturing in food and beverage production

The coronavirus pandemic has posed significant challenges to organisations of all types and sizes. As a result, the food and commodity industries, companies have faced fast-changing demand patterns and disrupted supply chains. Omron Automation offers four tips on using flexible manufacturing to improve productivity in food and beverage production. So how can manufacturers adapt their business strategies […]

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