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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GX Works3 controller software offer

  GX Works3 is the latest generation controller engineering software offered by Mitsubishi Electric. The software is customised for the MELSEC iQ-R Series control systems, offering many benefits over earlier versions. GX Works3 simplifies system design, reduces repetitive tasks, and cuts down on errors. It is easy to underestimate the importance of PLC programming software. […]

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Inverters -are you using what’s inside?

  As with many factory automation products, users see VSDs simply as a way of controlling motor speed. But have you wondered why the makers of AC inverter drives regularly reinvent their products, or how they can help you? Consider for example Mitsubishi Electric’s high-performance FR-A800 inverters. Specifically designed for precision machine control, the FR-A800 […]

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