Motors, Drives & Controls

Introducing the Kinetix 5700 servo drives from Rockwell Automation

Our Kinetix 5700 EtherNet/IP Servo Drives help expand the value of integrated motion on EtherNet/IP to large custom machine builder applications. With Logix as a single control engine, and one design environment, Studio 5000 Logix Designer, machine builders now have more flexibility to scale…

🕘 20/04/2016

The two significant ways soft starters can save you money

On average 96% of the lifetime costs of an electric motor are associated with energy consumption, which means there’s a huge potential for savings by running your motors efficiently. Easier said than done you might say but using the right soft start solution can provide significant benefits.

🕘 13/04/2016

Servomotor offers flexibility and simplicity

Schneider Electric’s Lexium32i integrated servomotor with modular design is said to give users the flexibility and simplicity in wiring and installation. Motion Control Products recently introduced Schneider Electric’s Lexium 32i servomotor with integrated electronics combines the…

🕘 21/05/2015

Motion controller offers high performance and power with a small footprint

Motion Control Products has launched the new compact, powerful and cost-effective EtherCAT dual & quad-axis drive module from ACS. With a rating of 12 VDC to 80 VDC and 2.5A (5A peak) to 20A (40A peak) per drive, each drive is programmable to control a two- or three-phase servo motor, a DC…

🕘 14/05/2015

Global charity’s mission to save lives by saving energy

Digicon Solutions, Competence Centre for Danfoss VLT Drives, have installed variable speed drives at the London HQ of a Global Charitable Foundation. It is estimated that the installation is saving the charity up to £50,000 per year. Digicon Solutions supplied, installed and commissioned…

🕘 01/05/2015

Ecodesign: Meeting the strictest requirements

Are you ready? The more stringent European Ecodesign Directive requirements for motors have come into force in 2015. Class IE3 is now mandatory for a huge range of motors. As an alternative, class IE2 motors plus frequency converters can be used. Learn more about the new requirements for energy…

🕘 01/05/2015

WEG drives play key role in saving 500 tonnes of CO2 per year at new sustainable housing development

500 tonnes of CO2 per year is expected to be saved at Kingston Heights, a new sustainable housing development in south west London, thanks to its use of water from the River Thames to supply heating, hot water and cooling. When completed, the estate will be heated and cooled by an open water heat…

🕘 23/02/2015

Braking resistor breaks free

Power quality expert, REO (UK) has launched a new braking resistor incorporating a component mounting surface . The novel design of the BW156.9 range will free up installation space for mounted components used with motors and variable speed drives (VSDs). At the same time, a higher ingress…

🕘 13/02/2015

ABB drives cut pumping costs for Welsh Water

Welsh Water is set to dramatically reduce the cost of its roadside pumping kiosks, following the adoption of ABB variable-speed drives. Up to 20 kiosks a year are to be installed. Each kiosk contains two pumps, each driven by an ABB drive for water and wastewater, ACQ810, up to 22 kW, in duty…

🕘 11/02/2015

New drive package cuts energy costs for steel company

SEW Eurodrive has supplied and commissioned a new drive package for Sheffield based Bedford Steels, a global supplier of hollow bar to the mining and construction industry. It replaces one originally installed in 1951 and will significantly reduce the company's energy consumption, increase…

🕘 02/02/2015