New DE1 variable speed starter from Eaton

  Eaton’s DE1 variable speed starter offers the advantages of both a motor starter and a variable frequency drive in a single device. The DE1 is a compact and easy-to-use device with the ability to change the speed of the motor with the simplicity of a contactor starter. Its design suits users concerned with the […]

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Pump VSD gets hotel into hot water

The importance of a hotel’s hot water system cannot be underestimated. For the guests, it’s right up there with comfort, cleanliness, security and Internet access. For one UK hotel, installing ABB VSDs improved the hot water pumping and returned a 53% energy saving. The 200-room Daresbury Park Hotel & Spa came under the Britannia Hotel […]

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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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Inverters -are you using what’s inside?

  As with many factory automation products, users see VSDs simply as a way of controlling motor speed. But have you wondered why the makers of AC inverter drives regularly reinvent their products, or how they can help you? Consider for example Mitsubishi Electric’s high-performance FR-A800 inverters. Specifically designed for precision machine control, the FR-A800 […]

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