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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CC-Link’s OPC UA companion widening IIoT machine connectivity

Moreover The CC-Link Organisation (CLPA), and the OPC Foundation, announced a companion specification. Thus ensuring widening IIoT machine connectivity, it simplifies IIoT and Industry 4.0 implementations.   It does this by providing a unified interface between devices and IT at production sites. This simplifies the IIoT machine connectivity required for Smart Factories, and improves productivity […]

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IIoT driving Industrial Ethernet growth for 2018

For factory automation, the installation of Industrial Ethernet nodes has overtaken traditional fieldbuses for the first time. This is the finding in HMS Industrial Networks’ annual study of the industrial network market for 2018.   IIoT driving Industrial Ethernet growth The move to Industrial Ethernet reflects the needs for high performance networks expected by the […]

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Food industry award for Smart Condition Monitoring

Food industry award for Smart Condition Monitoring. Mitsubishi Electric has gained recognition for its innovative Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) solution. It won the Continuous Improvement category award at the 2017 Food Processing Awards. The ‘Appetite for Engineering’ conference, acknowledges engineering innovation in food and beverage production. Mitsubishi’s SCM provides a simple, easy to install solution […]

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New widescreen operator interface

  Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its GOT operator interfaces with two new high-resolution LCD wide screens. The larger viewing area gives users of the GT21 and GT25 HMIs access to more visual information. They enhance machine operability and the potential to increase productivity. Further, they provide two Ethernet ports and a built-in sound output. Mitsubishi […]

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