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    Quarry company halts production stoppages with ABB drive(21/10/2019)

    Hills Quarry Products has reduced pump failures and cut maintenance and energy costs using an ABB variable speed drive.

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    The show must go on!(10/10/2019)

    With the help of KEB Automation, the most famous cabaret in the world has modernised its stage technology to suit the new programme ‘Le Lido Spectacle Paris Merveilles’.

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    What is four quadrant control?(07/10/2019)

    The principles of four quadrant control are fundamental to process control, especially continuous process and are present in all our traditional industries such as Paper, Film, Extrusion, Steel, Printing and Wire and Cable to name but a few.

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    Everything you wanted to know about VSD functional safety(07/10/2019)

    Modern variable speed drives (VSDs) are packed full of safety features. But the sheer number of similar sounding functions and acronyms mean that they can be overlooked, leading to missed opportunities to improve functional safety. ABB’s Martin Richardson, explains.

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    How to configure an EPOS4 Positioning Controller using EPOS Studio(03/09/2019)

    The maxon EPOS4 digital positioning controller is the next generation of powerful CANopen controllers. maxon’s EPOS Studio software is used to configure initial parameters and set up drive systems for commissioning.

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    SKF dynamic motor monitoring improves equipment reliability for EDF Energy(02/09/2019)

    EDF Energy is using dynamic motor test equipment from SKF to monitor the condition of key components at Hartlepool power station.

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    Future proofing your motor management strategy(02/09/2019)

    Manufacturers sit at the cutting edge of the Industry 4.0 revolution. Technology is changing the industry as we know it – and manufacturers need to prepare for the impact advancements in tech are set to have. To do so, manufacturers need a clear vision as to how digitalisation is going to impact their sector.

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    Why motor size matters(02/09/2019)

    From common household appliances like electric toothbrushes and fans, to larger applications in locomotives and industrial plants, motors are ubiquitous. Some of the smallest motors can be found in the defence industry, where precision, efficiency, reliability and compactness are essential. Here, Stewart Goulding, Managing Director of EMS Ltd, explains why small precision motors are essential in the defence industry.

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    How to use servo motors with the Arduino Uno(02/09/2019)

    In this ‘how-to’ article, you will learn what servo motors are, where you may use them, and how to use them!

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    Nidec ASI supplies the complete power management system for the mega yacht(01/08/2019)

    Nidec ASI has developed and installed the Power Management System on the mega yacht Wider 165, optimising power management on the vessel and distributing it between the staterooms, propulsive system and recharging of batteries.

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    Analogue to digital DC drives(01/07/2019)

    In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s if you wanted to vary the speed of an industrial motor the only way to do this was with a DC motor and a DC drive. It was the industry norm. But at the same time this technology was analogue. Even when the first AC inverters came along the setup was analogue. So, what do we mean by analogue?

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    KEB supports e-mobility and the vehicle drive of the future(01/07/2019)

    Engineers of the future have built an electrically driven racing car for Formula Student. For the "Speeding Scientists Siegen" Racing Team (S3) KEB Automation is supporting the vehicle drive of the future: e-mobility in an endurance test. But how does this relate to auxiliary power drives for buses?

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    Electrifying the aerospace industry(01/07/2019)

    The electrification of transport industries is not a new development. In fact, automotive manufacturers have spent the last decade investing in the development of electric powertrains. Aerospace companies, however, have not been so quick to follow suit. Here, Graham Mackrell, Managing Director of Harmonic Drive UK, explains the design challenges for electrifying aviation.

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    Using variable speed drives with standby generators(19/06/2019)

    Many industries, utilities and public service buildings have a critical requirement for continuity of power supplied to them to ensure that their operation is not compromised in the case of a supply failure.

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    Keyhole surgery using robots(03/06/2019)

    The Bristol Robotics Laboratory are incorporating maxon products as part of a project to develop Robot Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery (RAMIS).

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