ABB machinery drive improves feed production

Installing an ABB machinery drive to control conveyor speed has eliminated grinder breakdowns at an animal feed mill. Markedly, it uses simple motor current feedback from the animal feed grinder to control the conveyor speed. The VSD regulates the speed of a screw conveyor. This avoids overloading the the grinding mill with raw material. Using […]

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Mitsubishi Electric launches high performance redundant controller

    Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation has augmented its proven iQ-R Series integrated control platform with a high performance redundant controller. The new module creates a redundant process control system for applications that require highly reliable control. The iQ-R Series Process CPU/Redundant System is specifically designed for industries such as oil and gas, wastewater and […]

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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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New Omron NX1 with OPC UA for IIOT applications

  Omron Automation has introduced a new version of their NX series compact machine controller. Markedly, it now includes an OPC UA server for IIoT along with Industrial Ethernet ports for EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT. The new controller integrates machine control with information utilisation, quality management and safety. Omron NX1 supports smart machines and smart factories […]

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Need more than a Mitsubishi E1000 replacement?

The Mitsubishi E1000 HMI Series set the benchmark for design when launched over thirteen years ago. Despite having graced countless front panels, the model reached its end of life cycle several years ago.  There are many thousands of E1000s installed across the country. In the case of failure, it is necessary to find a suitable […]

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