Spare parts coping strategies for maintenance managers

[Source: Shutterstock] For maintenance managers, spare parts inventory management is often an afterthought. In some cases, it is not even considered until an unforeseen incident occurs. Moreover, as companies grow, critical spare parts management becomes more complex. Over time the proportion of inactive spare parts inventory grows in comparison to the working stock. If there […]

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Top Four tips on flexible manufacturing in food and beverage production

The coronavirus pandemic has posed significant challenges to organisations of all types and sizes. As a result, the food and commodity industries, have faced fast-changing demand patterns and disrupted supply chains. Omron Automation offers four tips on using flexible manufacturing to improve productivity in food and beverage production. So how can manufacturers adapt their business strategies and […]

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Avoiding installation issues with PWM inverters

Avoiding installation issues with PWM inverters   Variable speed AC drives have become very popular because of their energy efficiency. Additionally, they offer flexible control of processes and machinery using maintenance-free AC motors. AC drives use power switching techniques and generate high rates of change of voltage. Most modern AC drives use voltage-source PWM inverters. […]

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Avoiding inverter drive failures

  Modern VSDs use sophisticated electronics for control and communication. They will operate in extreme conditions and are very reliable and effective. However avoiding inverter drive failures involves regular review and maintenance. Despite being serviceable, drives are often forgotten after installation. Recognising this, manufacturers have made developments to improve their reliability. They invest significant time […]

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