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Drives & Motors Features

The changing face of VSD and motor distribution

While the face of distribution may be changing, it’s important the face of the people remain the same, as ABB’s Pete Myatt explains.

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Gearing up Holborn Station's escalators for a reliable future

Renold Gears won an order to supply seven new escalator drive packages to London Underground as part of Transport for London's (TfL) refurbishment of escalators at Holborn underground station.

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Omron engineering halves label company’s machine build times

When leaflet-label converting equipment producer Fix-a-Form International wanted to combine its lamination, folding and fixing module with die-cutting, the solution from Omron Electronics not only efficiently coupled the machines with multiple servo drives, inverters, human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and its all-important safety system, but it also cut machine build times by 50 percent or more.

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The future of inverter drives in the water industry

The challenges facing the water industry include climate change, rising energy costs, tightening legislation, population growth and increasing usage per head.

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    Costs reduced for exporters of top brand apparel(07/03/2017)

    Since first opening in 2007, Sri Lanka’s MAS Fabric Park has been firmly committed to maximising an environmentally friendly culture and reducing any impact operations have on its surroundings.

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    Why the reluctance?(02/02/2017)

    The synchronous reluctance motor (SynRM) has been around for nearly a century, and yet it is only in recent decades with improvements in rotor design, power converters and control technologies that it has become commercially viable as a high efficiency alternative to the induction motor.

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    WEG motors drive safe jackup operations in the North Sea(21/12/2016)

    Reliability is key to ensuring the success of ‘jackup’ operations in the oil & gas industry. With this in mind, leading provider of offshore drilling units Paragon Offshore turned to WEG to replace the electric motors driving its B391 jackup rig in the North Sea.

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    Innovative gear motors help to make fresh coffee(21/12/2016)

    Coffee is big business. It’s the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day while in the UK, we drink around 70 million cups.

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    What to consider for high speed motor applications(21/12/2016)

    Need to drive a motor of 0.75KW to 1MW well in excess of 10,000rpm? As well as compiling to EU regulation 428/2009, the decision on which inverter drive to use for your high speed application needs to be considered and taken.

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