Regenerative drives convert braking energy into free electricity

ABB’s new ACS800-11 variable speed regenerative drives capture braking energy from electric motors. They return it in to the network as free electricity, significantly improving energy efficiency. In industry, electric motors are often used in applications with frequent brake applications. A braking chopper and external electrical resistors dissipate braking energy as heat. Resistor braking often […]

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Three new remote services for ABB drives

Remote services for ABB drives   ABB Ability is adding three remote services for ABB drives users. They provide instant alerts, rapid help and support before failure occurs. The services are: Remote assistance; condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance. Introduced in 2017, ABB Ability is a cloud-based service providing their digital solutions on a single platform. […]

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Avoiding inverter drive failures

  Modern VSDs use sophisticated electronics for control and communication. They will operate in extreme conditions and are very reliable and effective. However avoiding inverter drive failures involves regular review and maintenance. Despite being serviceable, drives are often forgotten after installation. Recognising this, manufacturers have made developments to improve their reliability. They invest significant time […]

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