Combining energy efficiency with productivity improvements

Most industries face the common challenges of reducing energy use whilst maintaining product quality and productivity. Productivity improvements drive up profits to satisfy stakeholders. On an industrial site with an electricity bill of £150,000 a year, about £100,000 may go on running motors. According to ABB Drives, the energy-saving benefits of energy-saving drives are well […]

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ACH580 override mode | What is your emergency?

Most of the deaths or injuries that occur in a fire result from smoke inhalation and intoxication from poisonous gasses. Airflow control is important for smoke management and keeping injuries and deaths as well as building damage to a minimum. The ABB ACH580 override mode VSDs is an important tool for minimising the loss of […]

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Functional safety definitions for inverter drives

ABB Drives published a white paper addressing (inverter) drive-based functional safety and part one includes the basic definitions for industrial systems. This addresses the replacement of electro-mechanical safety systems with electronic safety built into the drive’s safety logic. The white paper also addresses the EU Machinery Directive and harmonized standards, and ABB drives safety offering. […]

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