ABB ACS 580 improving productivity of old machines

  ABB ACS 580 improving productivity of old machine Retrofitting two twenty-year-old production machines with ABB variable speed drives (VSDs) and motors improved productivity and efficiency by reducing stoppages. In addition it enhanced the quality control of the finished product.   Samuel Taylor produces precision metallic components for the aerospace and automotive industries at its […]

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University demonstrates massive energy savings still available by installing VSDs

    University demonstrates massive energy savings still available by installing VSDs.   Despite being promoted for energy saving for over thirty years, huge opportunities still exist for retrofitting inverter drives in building services. In a recent example, installing ABB drives at the university of Leeds reduced carbon emissions by over 809 tonnes p.a. and […]

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ABB drives increase productivity for Biomass plant

  Installing ABB drives and controls at a problematic biomass steam generating plan in Brazil has resulted in improved productivity, higher sales and lower energy costs. The Brazil plant produces saturated steam in two low pressure boilers. However, the outdated controls were inefficient and prone to frequent disruption and downtime, resulting in lost revenue. The […]

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Preventive maintenance reduces VSD operating costs and production losses

    Reducing downtime   Preventative maintenance is a cost for manufacturers and tends to be ignored if the benefits are not recognised. To address this, ABB Drives operates a supported preventative maintenance programme for its ACS880 VSDs that is more cost-effective than sourcing spares in an emergency or general repair job.   Installed drives […]

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