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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Replacing ATV61 and ATV71 drives with ATV630 and ATV930

Replacing ATV61 and ATV71 drives that have failed with Altivar Process Drives presents a challenge for users. Smart factories of the future depend on devices with embedded intelligence installed in equipment and machines. This means that replacements for many end-of-life devices (EoL) will be different in both size and performance from their predecessors. Schneider Altivar […]

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Q2V space saving VSD from Omron brings benefits for OEMs

In developing their new Q2V space saving VSD, Omron Automation paid special attention to the needs of OEMS. Features like integrated filter, side by side mounting, screwless terminals and coated PCBs reduce installation time and extend operating life. The close mounting offered by the Q2V space saving VSD reduces enclosure sizes without suffering from derating […]

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ABB virtual commissioning cuts project cost by 25%

Virtual engineering and commissioning allow machine builders to develop and simulate entire industrial processing lines and machines without running hardware. This provides them with invaluable savings and other benefits through the designing, commissioning and operating phases of ABB enabled machines. ABB’s Virtual Commissioning platform lets them set up virtual drives for offline simulation, eliminating the […]

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Connected systems offer cost savings in quarries and mines

Saving energy generally means making an investment in equipment and many operators use payback periods to justify the expenditure. So, what do you address first and where do you go for further optimisation and cost savings? Trevor Herbert, Business Development Manager for Mitsubishi Electric Automation Systems Division addressed the British Aggregates Association (BAA) recently. He […]

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