ABB motor and drive deliver astonishing turnaround in machine performance

    Installing an ABB motor and drive to an ageing blow moulding machine has provided an astonishing turnaround in performance and savings. These included a 30% increase in usable product and a 60 % fall in energy costs for the machine. PrimePac Limited in Northern Ireland, specialises in continuous extrusion blow moulding. It manufactures […]

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    An article by Mitsubishi Electric considers how the PLC has developed into a control automation platform suitable for Industry 4.0. In doing so, it brings together a wide range of benefits for harmonious integration for users and integrators. The evolution of the modern control automation platform, commonly with a PLC at its heart, […]

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Benefits of wireless in automation safety

After years of suspicion, end-users are increasingly recognising the benefits of integrating wireless automation safety technologies to their industrial automation processes. According to Schneider Electric, the benefits of wireless technology in safety applications are numerous. In addition to improving safety of operators, there are also advantages in efficiency, cost, installation time and diagnostics.   Operator […]

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ECA tax incentives for energy saving drives

The Government’s Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) gives businesses a straightforward way for a business to improve its cash flow through accelerated tax relief.   The ECA Scheme for Energy Saving Technologies encourages businesses to invest in energy-saving plant or machinery. The Government’s Energy Technology List (ETL), is managed by the Carbon Trust, and lists approved […]

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Lunchtime CPD training in water systems

  ABB has introduced a series of lunchtime CPD training in water systems courses. The certified System Efficiency training courses focus on improving the electrical efficiency of pump systems and save up to 20 percent in energy costs. The Lunch ‘n’ Learn CPD training sessions are part of ABB’s 20+20 vision for improving customer outcomes […]

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