Energy savings-The energy audit process

  ABB offers a wide range of technologies that help reduce energy consumption and improve productivity.   According to ABB, the best way to startis with an effective energy audit: it will have several characteristics, but generally include for following proven characteristics:   The ABB energy audit process   Outlining the scope of supply To start, the […]

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Embedded safety over Ethernet

As safety technology advances, it is increasingly popular to embed the functions in to automation equipment like variable speed drives. According to Schneider Electric, as Industrial Ethernet becomes the network of choice, then both will start to merge. Hence, the resulting integration of embedded safety over Ethernet will extend the benefits of both. Modern industrial […]

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Is it cost effective replacing functioning VSDs?

How cost effective is replacing functioning VSDs?   ABB advises replacing functioning VSDs, even if they have not failed, depending on the circumstances. But then, they would say that wouldn’t they, as they get to sell another drive. Their arguments are sound, and suggest an old drive could be costing money unnecessarily, compared to more […]

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Mitsubishi FR-A800-CRN vibration resistant VSD

  Leading variable speed drive producer Mitsubishi Electric has added a vibration resistant VSD crane application model to its FR-A800 Plus inverter drive series. Further, the enhanced vibration resistant VDS are also suitable for a wide range of applications where high vibrations are experienced. Furthermore, other uses include tunnel boring machines and marine deck cranes. […]

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