Combined PLC and touch screen HMI in IMO i3H integrated module

  The i3  integrated PLC and HMI from IMO Precision Controls combines the functionality of a PLC with a powerful, intelligent colour touch screen HMI.  The i3 is a robust, reliable control product that combines a traditional controller, programmed in ladder logic, an operator interface, I/O and networking into an integrated, all-in-one unit using a single […]

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Combined PLC and touch screen HMI in IMO i3 integrated module

  The i3  integrated PLC and HMI from IMO Precision Controls combines the functionality of a PLC with a powerful, intelligent colour touch screen HMI.  The i3 is a robust, reliable control product that combines a traditional controller, programmed in ladder logic, an operator interface, I/O and networking into an integrated, all-in-one unit using a single […]

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Simplified guide to energy saving with variable frequency drives

An introduction on how the installation of variable frequency drives saves significant sums of money when applied to fan and pump motors, and how you can convince your manager.  Let’s start with an analogy:   Imagine running a car at full throttle and controlling the speed by using the brakes.  In addition to the noise, […]

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Can I use an inverter with a single phase motor?

  It depends who’s asking, and what the application is, but generally speaking the answer is no.   Most inverter drives are designed for use with three phase motors.  If you have a high torque application like a lathe, or are using pulleys or gearboxes then you will need a three phase motor. Fitting a […]

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Schneider Electric Altivar ATV12 replaces ATV11

  The ultra compact ATV 12 drive for simple machines is the smallest inverter in the Schneider Electric (Telemechanique) variable speed drive range and replaces the ATV 11.  User friendly features include:   -Quick start option requiring no adjustment from factory default settings -Intuitive programming navigation -Compact construction -Category 1 EMC filter -Local control on […]

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