Motors, Drives & Controls

SKF and University of Twente open state-of-the-art technology center

SKF and the University of Twente are combining their research expertise to drive advances in an area crucial to rotating machinery performance: grease lubrication. They have jointly set up a dedicated SKF University Technology Center (UTC) for grease lubrication in rolling bearings. “Around…

🕘 4 days ago

Equipmake launches range of F1-bred electric motors for marine applications

Leading electrification specialist, Equipmake, has readied a range of high performance yet cost-effective advanced electric motors for marine, bringing major benefits to multiple types of watercraft in terms of power density, packaging and reduced emissions. Based in Norfolk, UK, Equipmake…

🕘 07/08/2020

Selecting the optimum motor technology for an application

Selecting the motor for the motion portion of an application is rarely a straightforward task, with different motor technologies all having characteristics that impact on the design in different ways. Here, Dave Beckstoffer of Portescap guides us through the factors to consider. As a design…

🕘 03/08/2020

Denchi creates bespoke power design for Lemac's motor systems used in stairlifts

Always looking to provide the market with highly-optimised energy storage solutions, Denchi has secured a large-scale contract with DC motor system manufacturer, Scotland-based Lemac, which produces the motor systems incorporated into a leading brand of stairlifts. DC systems (rather than AC ones)…

🕘 07/07/2020

With precision and reliability to the top

Tacho generators in drives of mountain railways and ski lifts are exposed to enormous strain. Nevertheless, they must perform for precise and reliable speed measurement. This is why manufacturers rely on HeavyDuty solutions from Baumer Hübner. What does it take for a tacho generator to…

🕘 23/06/2020

Compact ABB drive is the perfect fit for UK contract packing company

An ABB drive installed to get a customer out of a tight spot is bringing a host of additional benefits, including more consistent end-product quality and enhanced fault finding. Framptons, a contract packing company, processes around 1.5 million litres of fruit juices and milk-based drinks each…

🕘 17/06/2020

ABB appointed to modernize Zijin Mining Group’s copper mine in Serbia

Technology leader ABB has entered into an agreement with Zijin Mining Group to install its state-of-the-art ring-geared mill drives and control systems at Veliki Krivelj Copper Mine – a surface mining operation with an annual ore processing capacity of 2.5 million tons. Veliki Krivelj…

🕘 11/06/2020

Machines & Controls chooses KEB drives and controllers for special purpose stone and slate cutting machines

KEB Automation has supplied a variety of drives and control equipment to a UK-based machine builder for use on special purpose cutting machines for stone tiles and roof slates. KEB provided a complete solution from a single source and provided engineering support all the way through the machine…

🕘 26/05/2020

Drives & Controls Exhibition and co-located shows rescheduled

An announcement from Ian Atkinson, Event Director at DFA Media: DFA Media, organiser of Drives & Controls Exhibition and co-located shows, has been actively monitoring and following advice regarding the Coronavirus outbreak (Covid-19) over the past weeks. It has been decided that Drives &…

🕘 20/03/2020

First decentralised IP66 frequency inverter with IO-Link launched by Lenze

Lenze is pleased to announce the latest addition to its i500 inverter range. The i550 protec has been designed for decentralised drive tasks and comes with IP66 protection class, IO-Link connectivity and a power range of up to 75kW. It is the first of its kind to offer this level of communication…

🕘 28/01/2020