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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IMO SD1 inverter drives tough enough for wire-cutting granite

    The customer – Bicoma – is an Italian manufacturer of automation machinery for use specifically in the stone field – cutting marble, stone, granite etc. Bicoma has a proud history as one of the most innovative companies operating in this sector, and are globally renowned for their high-quality machinery production.   Their Fast […]

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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 However, the outdated controls were inefficient and prone to frequent disruption and downtime, resulting in lost revenue.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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Mitsubishi unveils linear transfer line for production at PPMA

    Visitors to the Mitsubishi Electric stand C60 at PPMA have their first opportunity in the UK to see a working demonstration of a dedicated linear transfer system. Called “Smart Carriage”, delivering integrated power for on-board intelligence and carriage equipment.   Smart Carriage allows assembly information and production data specific to each work piece […]

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