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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Extending electrical equipment life by reducing cabinet temperature

The reliability of electrical and electronic equipment is critical to most production plants. Heat induced equipment failures causes damage to expensive equipment, and loss of production due to downtime. Electrical equipment life is extended by operating at the correct cabinet temperature   The temperature inside an electrical cabinet is invariable higher than the ambient. The […]

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Using Smart Condition Monitoring for predictive maintenance

Mitsubishi Electric’s Smart Condition Monitoring (SCM) solutions use an intelligent sensor controller to provide an overview of plant operations using traffic-light style alerts. Integrated within this as detailed diagnostics, in-depth analysis and recommended actions to minimise unscheduled downtime and maximise asset availability.   Replaces vibration analysis For example, in rotating machines, increases in operating temperature, […]

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