How to select an industrial pump control systems for TCO

Environmental concerns and optimising energy costs are strong drivers for an end-user’s economic policy. As a consequence, Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is an important factor when making investment decisions. System design is key to TCO and influences any purchasing decision, such as the design of a pump control system.  What is Total Cost of […]

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How intelligent motor control improves productivity and energy use

An interesting article from the Schneider Electric blog considers how integrating motor control, automation, and energy systems reduce cost and improve efficiency. In most industrial operations, electric motors play a critical role in driving conveyors, pumps, compressors, agitators, fans, and essential equipment. In large production plants, the management and monitoring of motors are critical for […]

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Should you choose a soft starter or VSD for controlling conveyor motors?

Should you choose a soft starter or VSD for controlling conveyor motors? For most motor drive applications, the choice between VSDs and soft starters is clear cut. But for conveyor applications, either option may be suitable, and selection is a balance between price and performance. Soft starters Soft starters slowly ramp-up the motor to minimise […]

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