Where does the Schneider Electric Altivar ATV320 Machine Drive fit?

Demand from industrial users digitising their manufacturing processing is unquestionably growing. This means that OEMs need versatile industrial VSDs for easy integration into hybrid automation systems. In these applications, the Altivar ATV320 machine drive exemplifies safety, reliability, and simplicity. With its robust design, ATV320 offers a reliable solution that helps to reduce installation costs and enhances […]

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The importance of switchroom diagnostics for plant continuity

  Most electrical switchrooms house medium voltage or low voltage electrical distribution equipment. For example, switchgear, circuit breakers, transformers, fuse-switches, relays, electrical panels, and busbars. And for the maintenance teams and operation managers that manage them, switchroom diagnostics are increasingly important. Ensuring safe smooth operation, and early identification of potential failures depends on disciplined practices. This […]

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Mitsubishi FR-E800 inverter supports switching to high efficiency motors

Mitsubishi Electric’s compact FR-E800 is a high-performance inverter drive for smart machines and demanding production requirements. The range offers onboard Ethernet and TSN connections, AI, smartphone connectivity for troubleshooting, and SIL2 or SIL3 safety functions. Moreover, FR-E800 series has output from 0.1 kW to 7.5 kW, extending to 30 kW in the future. Advanced FR-E800 […]

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Communicating VSDs save energy on Archimedes screw pumps

Anglian Water trials using variable speed drives (VSDs) to control the speed of Archimedes screw pumps, resulted in a three-month energy savings of £26,000 across three wastewater treatment sites. It also helped to reduce wear on the associated belts, drive chains and bearings. Each site uses three Archimedes screw pumps each controlled by a 90 […]

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Advice for getting started on digital transformation in manufacturing

  You might be forgiven for believing that the digital transformation revolution is steaming ahead and that your business is being left behind. Well, that may not be the case. As with every revolution, there are early adopters, and many of these are larger organisations with deep pockets. For most SMEs, the questions remain “what […]

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