Mitsubishi Electric MAPS 4 offers multi-functional SCADA platform

  MAPS 4 is a multi-functional SCADA from Mitsubishi Electric with object orientated control and visualisation software for demanding customers and applications. It provides a full life-cycle planning, management and integration platform for applications from manufacturing to infrastructure. An HMI version also exists for machine builders and customers wanting a lightweight localised control and visualisation […]

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Benefits of open platform controller for automation

  There are times in machine control that a PLC cannot give you the performance you need for a special requirement. Rather than opt for a PC or special micro controller,  a C-Controller offers an interesting alternative. Mitsubishi Electric’s C-controller can be used stand-alone controlling the I/O or integrated within the Mitsubishi Electric iQ-R control […]

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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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Three new remote services for ABB drives

Remote services for ABB drives   ABB Ability is adding three remote services for ABB drives users. They provide instant alerts, rapid help and support before failure occurs. The services are: Remote assistance; condition monitoring, and predictive maintenance. Introduced in 2017, ABB Ability is a cloud-based service providing their digital solutions on a single platform. […]

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Avoiding installation issues with PWM inverters

Avoiding installation issues with PWM inverters   Variable speed AC drives have become very popular because of their energy efficiency. Additionally, they offer flexible control of processes and machinery using maintenance-free AC motors. AC drives use power switching techniques and generate high rates of change of voltage. Most modern AC drives use voltage-source PWM inverters. […]

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