What is ABB drive adaptive programming?

  The user of a VSD can control the operation using parameters. Each parameter has a fixed set of choices or a setting range. The parameters make the programming easy but limit the choices available. Users cannot customise the operation any further than the parameters allow. Drive adaptive programming gives users more control on customising […]

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IMO Jaguar still going after thirty-three years

According to National Geographic, the life expectancy of a jaguar is twelve to fifteen years. But, IMOPC may well take issue with that when you consider the IMO Jaguar Drive and its long-standing customers. In 1984, an IMO customer fitted the IMO Jaguar VL750 drive to a pump on their Pilot Plant. The VL750 was […]

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VSDs are more than just speed controllers

In a Schneider Electric machine and automation blog, François Malrait explains why VSDs are more than just speed controllers. Engineers use drives for a variety of purposes depending on the function required. This means the task is the focus, rather than the product. For many, the purpose of a VSD (Variable Speed Drive) is to […]

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Adopting the AutomationML provides consistent data exchange

  Mitsubishi Electric has implemented AutomationML within its iQ Works integrated software programming suite. Adopting the AutomationML open standard simplifies complex equipment design, installation and maintenance. Hence AutomationML  provides consistent data exchange between electrical wiring and control software. Production systems regularly adapt to meet changes in demand, thus leading to reengineering and reconfiguration of hardware […]

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Performance metrics | What gets measured, gets done

Developed over thirty years ago and still popular today, the balanced scorecard is a management tool. It helps organisations measure their performance in relation to key aspects of their strategy, and vision. The concept has evolved over time and covers four business perspectives. Being: financial performance; customer focus; internal processes, and organisational capacity. Furthermore, key […]

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