Well plate automation boosts productivity

By replacing a fifteen-year-old well plate filling machine, a laboratory increased throughput yields by a factor of eight and cut waste by half. Well plates are the multi-well trays used for high-throughput screening of in vitro devices (IVD) in clinical laboratories. Reproducibility, precision, and accuracy are fundamental for creating stable conditions for clinicians to interpret […]

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In which applications do VSDs offer the best efficiency benefits?

  Most motor driven machines benefit from the use of variable speed drives (VSD). In some applications it is from energy savings and in others, improved control of the application. According to ABB, variable torque loads offer the most energy saving and efficiency benefits. This category includes pumps, fans, and air handling units. Pumps VSDs […]

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Four good reasons for not using mcbs in motor protection

  Industrial motors are the backbone of industry and commerce, and protective devices ensure their safe and reliable operation. Most machine builders and industrial engineers treat motor protection with care due to the downtime costs if they fail. Yet there are pressures on contractors and machine builders for smaller and lower cost solutions.   According […]

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Automating pizza base production exceeds expectations.

Bakkavor the leading UK provider of freshly prepared foods is benefiting from  the automation of their pizza base production line. In addition to improving the product quality and consistency, they reduced production costs through by reducing maintenance and unplanned downtime. Pizza is one of the UK’s most loved foods. With such high demand, pizza makers […]

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Omron 3G3RX-V1 high-function general-purpose nears end of life

In a recent notice, Omron Automation announced the discontinuation of the Omron 3G3RX-V1 high function general purpose inverter drives. Last order acceptance for the 3G3RX is 1st August 2022, with final deliveries at the end of that month. Maintenance support and support for network options will stop in 2029 after seven years. Keeping with Omron’s philosophy […]

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