3 advanced motor management enablers to reduce cost and downtime

  Electric motors consume about 60% of the electricity used by manufacturing industries. Moreover, for heavy industries this proportion can ramp up to 90%. Adopting advanced motor management principles reduces both energy use and motor related downtimes. Yet, ofttimes users do not apply modern energy management principles to help reduce consumption. Industrial electric motors drive […]

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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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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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Seven ways Altivar Machine drives benefit conveying systems

  Whether you are specifying a new conveying system or upgrading your existing material handling operation, Schneider Electric explains how Altivar Machine drives help. As AC drive technology for conveyors advances, it presents new ways to address challenges for improving productivity, performance, connectivity, and security. Importantly, modern drives are smaller, so they will fit in […]

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Why replacing old drives makes good business sense

    Modern VSDs take advantage of new, higher efficiency motor designs, like synchronous reluctance motors (SynRM) that have no rotor losses. These motors operate with 40 percent lower losses compared to a conventional induction motor, so replacing old drives can make sense. According to ABB Drives, the lower losses allow motor construction in two […]

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