New Mitsubishi FX5U safety extension modules for PLC, simplify design.

  Mitsubishi Electric has strengthened its compact PLC series with the addition of two new FX5U safety extension modules. The modules allow users to create a compact, integrated safety system by connecting a safety extension module to a PLC. Developed and produced in conjunction with German safety maker SICK AG, the modules connect directly to FXU and […]

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How to cut unplanned downtime with this SMART condition monitoring system

Avoiding unplanned downtime of rotating machinery is an important tool for improving the productivity of manufacturing. Modern VSD’s offer a wide range of functions to protect both the drive and connected motor. Adding a condition monitoring system extends this protection to critical fans, pumps, gearboxes and other equipment. The condition-based monitoring solution developed by Mitsubishi […]

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Experiences of edge computing driving business continuity

It is hardly surprising that the Internet of Things (IoT) is changing manufacturing and impacting on business continuity. The digitisation of industrial processes means that previously inaccessible data is now collected, stored and analysed. But where is this happening? Increasingly, the processing of data is happening local to the source, and this is generally by […]

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ACH580 override mode | What is your emergency?

Most of the deaths or injuries that occur in a fire result from smoke inhalation and intoxication from poisonous gasses. Airflow control is important for smoke management and keeping injuries and deaths as well as building damage to a minimum. The ABB ACH580 override mode VSDs is an important tool for minimising the loss of […]

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How do I know if my motor needs an overload relay and VSD?

An overload in a motor circuit can take several forms. For example, an overcurrent fault due to a short circuit or earth fault, or motor overload. It raises the question “Does my motor need an overload relay and VSD?” Each fault type needs different handling, and the type of protection depends on the needs of […]

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