What should energy saving mean?

The second phase of the UK Government’s ESOS Energy Saving compliance programme is due in 2019. ESOS requires large companies to measure their total energy consumption and audit cost-effective energy saving opportunities. Schneider Electric is already prompting organisations to start thinking about their audits. But, it reminded me of an energy saving blog from their […]

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Dual output and duty rated drives increase savings

  Using AC variable speed drives to save money by reducing motor power consumption is a matter of fact. Furthermore, offering a range of inverters with dual output and duty rated means users of Jaguar VXG drives can further increase savings by reducing the cost and size of the drive. When applying a variable speed […]

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VSD’s loop control improves system performance

Byworth Boilers has improved boiler control and overall system efficiency by using the VSD’s loop control built into ABB’s machinery drive. The controller quickly responds to changes in demand for steam by accurately adjusting the water feed pump within its boilers. PID (proportional–integral–derivative control) is a control loop feedback mechanism widely used in industrial control […]

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Portable HMI works across multiple machines

Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a portable HMI pendant to work across multiple machines to improve operator effectiveness. The pendant terminal forms part of the GOT2000 series operator panels. Named the GT2506HS-VTBD handy model, it provides a 6,5” TFT LCD display with 65K colours, VGA resolution and up to 80MB internal memory. Moreover, it comes with […]

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New DE1 variable speed starter from Eaton

  Eaton’s DE1 variable speed starter offers the advantages of both a motor starter and a variable frequency drive in a single device. The DE1 is a compact and easy-to-use device with the ability to change the speed of the motor with the simplicity of a contactor starter. Its design suits users concerned with the […]

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