Motor starter functions changing to meet demands of the digital age

Motor starter functions are changing as more users digitalise their control and automation systems in the development of smart machines. The control of motors and motor load management is evolving as finding competitive advantage displaces basic motor starter functionality. In response, manufacturers are improving not only the design of new motor starters but also their […]

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Schneider technical guides for control panels reduce complexity

When considering Smart Machines and IIoT it is simple to forget that digitisation must be compatible with power switching devices. It means automation control panels have become more complex and harder to design and build. They may be smaller, needing better thermal management and often harder/slower to wire. This has led to the adoption of […]

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ABB virtual commissioning cuts project cost by 25%

Virtual engineering and commissioning allow machine builders to develop and simulate entire industrial processing lines and machines without running hardware. This provides them with invaluable savings and other benefits through the designing, commissioning and operating phases of ABB enabled machines. ABB’s Virtual Commissioning platform lets them set up virtual drives for offline simulation, eliminating the […]

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Smart machines benefit from single sourcing of components

For machine builders it is hard to remain local players when your competition often comes from overseas suppliers. You need to consider how to stand out from the crowd and avoid price driven negotiations. Even if your brand and reputation are portable, are your components and solutions? Single sourcing of automation componenents is becoming a […]

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Intelligent controller improves micro-brewery production

Over the last few years, the UK has seen a significant growth in micro-breweries as more hobbyists turn their past time into a business. Accessing an easy-to-use intelligent controller helps the production process and enables owners to check and control their batch production remotely. One reputable micro-brewery with a reputation for creating unique hand-crafted beers […]

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