Two new wide screen HMIs from Mitsubishi Electric

  Two new wide screen HMIs from Mitsubishi Electric benefit from optional antibacterial protection sheets to safeguard operators. The new Graphic Operator Terminals (GOT) are also ready for remote connection where user access is limited. Remote connection functions like Soft GOT enable remote maintenance to access the local screen, where GOT Mobile allows operators to […]

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Why replacing old drives makes good business sense

    Modern VSDs take advantage of new, higher efficiency motor designs, like synchronous reluctance motors (SynRM) that have no rotor losses. These motors operate with 40 percent lower losses compared to a conventional induction motor, so replacing old drives can make sense. According to ABB Drives, the lower losses allow motor construction in two […]

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Why motor starter coordination is important to keep plants motoring

Electric motors are the backbone of manufacturing industries and operated correctly they can also provide decades of reliable service. Choosing the optimal motor starter coordination for each application keeps plants operational and controls costs. Motors play a vital role in a wide variety of roles from pumping to material handling. This means that any failure […]

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How AI and AA extend machine control architectures

[Source: Shutterstock]   Modern technologies are often around for a considerable time before gaining acceptance in machine control or a production line. It is also true for the advanced analytics and artificial intelligence that are now creeping into industrial machine control architectures. These smart technologies are extending traditional machine control to offer enhanced data processing, […]

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How digitisation is benefiting F&B machine analytics

Consumers want assurances that the food they buy contains only what it says on the label and achieving this is critical for producers. Failure can result in fines, lost business and even a damaged reputation. Machine design, software and digitisation are critical in enhancing safety for ensuring optimised production and machine analytics. Companies like Schneider […]

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