Making machine safety easier for machine builders

Machine safety is a core responsibility for machine builders. In most countries, the machine builder is liable if the machine safety system fails. Safety is critical, but for OEMs developing safety functions for machines is complex, expensive and time-consuming. Makers of safety devices and modules like Schneider Electric produce solutions that simplify the OEM safety […]

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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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