Motors, Drives & Controls

Benefits of HepcoMotion technology set in stone

Maidstone-based Medway Marble, a specialist in granite worktops and a long-time user of HepcoMotion linear motion products, said it has recently sold a stone cutting table-type machine featuring HepcoMotion parts for nearly the same value as it was built some 12 years ago. In the years between, the…

🕘 02/09/2014

Reliability is crucial in pump design

The use of high pressure pumps, up to 1,000 bar, is widely seen in a variety of industries, including mining, steel production and oil and gas, each of which presents its own set of challenges. In industries such as these, where production losses during unplanned downtime can be astronomical…

🕘 26/08/2014

Altra solves vibration issues for large pumps in Malaysian water treatment plant

A large raw water pumping station in Malaysia was suffering from severe vibration problems with the drivetrains on a number of large pumps which resulted in regular failures and downtime. When an update to the original parts was unsuccessful in solving the issue, the plant's managers turned to…

🕘 08/08/2014

Protect your motor against overheating

Danfoss VLT frequency converters have a thermal motor protection feature, which makes it possible to protect the motor from overheating; thereby extending the life of the motor. As the name suggests, this feature protects the engine against overheating so that the engine does not burn. The motor…

🕘 08/08/2014

‘One VLT for all motors’ now includes synchronous reluctance

A new control algorithm for Danfoss VLT frequency converters now opens up for synchronous reluctance motors. High efficiency synchronous reluctance is one of the newly-emerged motor technologies offering optimum energy utilisation. Furthermore, it is a robust technology and maintenance requires…

🕘 06/08/2014

Danfoss EC+ solution proves the best

Comparison tests have been conducted at the independent Institut für Luft und Kältetechnik in Dresden (ILK). These tests are comparing total fan system efficiency for the following systems: • Danfoss EC + solution with the FC 102 frequency converter, Lafert PM IE4 motor and Nicotra…

🕘 04/08/2014

ABB drive saves £2,000 a year energy costs for plastic moulder

A plastic components manufacturer is saving nearly £2,000 a year in energy costs on one of its injection moulding machines through retrofitting an ABB variable-speed drive (VSD). Newtown Plastics fitted the VSD following a joint energy appraisal report by ABB and City Electrical Factors…

🕘 24/07/2014

Foresight allows envelope manufacturer to take preemptive action and avoid downtime

With advances in modern technology reducing demand for envelopes, manufacturers are finding it increasingly hard to justify investment. So when Encore Envelopes were made aware that its production line was at risk due to spares becoming obsolete, it was imperative that a strategy be put in place…

🕘 24/07/2014

New flood defence scheme uses penstock control system

As the Environment Agency (EA) continues its work to improve flood defences around the country, in the Northern region, it has chosen to install a new hydraulic, multi-turn actuator as part of a new penstock control system, which will make the flood defences at Market Weighton, in East Yorkshire…

🕘 16/07/2014

Composite manufacturer saves 7,500 hours of lost production in a single year

AIC has announced that it has helped a Hampshire-based composite manufacturer save up to 7,500 hours of lost production per year (150 per week) by upgrading the control systems of eight ovens with its AMCS (Autoclave Management Control System). Before the replacement, AIC found that its engineers…

🕘 15/07/2014