Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) are most often used in industrial applications to transport heavy materials around warehouses or factories. It is critical AGVs don’t fail. The choice of motorisation is key.
KEB Automation has supplied a variety of drives and control equipment to Machines & Controls Ltd for use on special-purpose cutting machines for stone tiles and roof slates.
Geared motors are found throughout food and beverage production sites, used to drive conveyor belts, stirrers & agitators, packaging machinery and other equipment along the production line.
It is clear that the current pandemic has placed many organisations under great pressure as they adapt to the changing business and working environment.
Strict regulations are synonymous with hazardous environments. Despite this, changes to legislation can still cause disruption. Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG, explains the changing regulations for hazardous area motors and how the new energy efficiency requirements could provide significant financial gain.
Czech photographer Miroslav Tichy once said that photography is simply painting with light.
Soft starters and variable frequency drives are used to limit start-up currents and high torque in electric motors, which helps extend the life of the motor and its drive components.
As the new Ecodesign Directive comes into force throughout Europe in the summer of 2021, the energy efficiency of standard asynchronous motors, in particular those designed for continuous operation, will have to continue to improve. To make the transition a success, Lenze has started by compiling easy-to-understand basic information as well as a complete checklist for OEMs and machine operators.
The biennial co-located events; Drives & Controls, Smart Industry Expo, Fluid Power & Systems, Plant & Asset Management, and Air-Tech Exhibitions – are once again set to return to Birmingham’s NEC between the 21-23 April 2020, alongside MACH 2020.