Q2V space saving VSD from Omron brings benefits for OEMs

In developing their new Q2V space saving VSD, Omron Automation paid special attention to the needs of OEMS. Features like integrated filter, side by side mounting, screwless terminals and coated PCBs reduce installation time and extend operating life. The close mounting offered by the Q2V space saving VSD reduces enclosure sizes without suffering from derating […]

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Motor starter functions changing to meet demands of the digital age

Motor starter functions are changing as more users digitalise their control and automation systems in the development of smart machines. The control of motors and motor load management is evolving as finding competitive advantage displaces basic motor starter functionality. In response, manufacturers are improving not only the design of new motor starters but also their […]

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Schneider technical guides for control panels reduce complexity

When considering Smart Machines and IIoT it is simple to forget that digitisation must be compatible with power switching devices. It means automation control panels have become more complex and harder to design and build. They may be smaller, needing better thermal management and often harder/slower to wire. This has led to the adoption of […]

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ABB virtual commissioning cuts project cost by 25%

Virtual engineering and commissioning allow machine builders to develop and simulate entire industrial processing lines and machines without running hardware. This provides them with invaluable savings and other benefits through the designing, commissioning and operating phases of ABB enabled machines. ABB’s Virtual Commissioning platform lets them set up virtual drives for offline simulation, eliminating the […]

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Smart machines benefit from single sourcing of components

For machine builders it is hard to remain local players when your competition often comes from overseas suppliers. You need to consider how to stand out from the crowd and avoid price driven negotiations. Even if your brand and reputation are portable, are your components and solutions? Single sourcing of automation componenents is becoming a […]

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