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DCS ABB Applying Energy Effiient Solutions to Electric Motors 1 400

Electric motors are ubiquitous, powering heavy industrial machineries to everyday household appliances. Nearly half of the world’s electricity is used in powering electric motors, many of which are running with poor efficiency. In the latest episode of ABB Decoded podcast, Adrian Guggisberg, President of ABB’s Motion Services division, discusses how a significant amount of energy can be saved by applying digital technologies to the installed base.

 

 

MC The Importance of Industrial Cable Resistance to Chemicals and Oil by Helukabel 1 400

The global wire and cable market worldwide is estimated to grow from $335 billion in 2021 to nearly $427 million by 2026 according to a report by Research and Markets. The market is expected to grow annually by about five percent over the next five years. This continued growth is being driven by the increasing demand for electric vehicles, industrial automation products and infrastructure cables.

 

 

DCS Ontario Northlands Remanufacturing and Repair Centre QA with Lonnie Little 1 400 Recently, the Ontario Northland Remanufacturing and Repair Centre in North Bay received $109 million in funding from the Ontario government to refurbish 56 GO Transit bi-level raid coaches. The funding is part of the government’s plan to expand service across the GO rail network and support economic development and job creation in the North. Drives & Control Solutions had the opportunity to ask Lonnie Little, Director of Rail Mechanics at Ontario Northland, about this funding and about the Remanufacturing and Repair Centre. With over a decade of experience at Ontario Northland, he is an experienced railroad professional who knows his rail mechanics.

 

 

 

DCS Q A wuht HELU Industrial Ethernet Cables 1 400

Making sure your Industrial Ethernet cables are designed for your application and meet the correct approvals will ensure the system provides the most reliable and optimum performance. Regional Sales Director Brian Bookamer shares with us some of the questions he hears in the field regarding Industrial Ethernet cables.

 

 

DCS Omron Get to Know Omrons Top Three Trends in Sensor Innovation 1 400

At Omron, they are always working to expand the limits of what is possible with sensors. Presence detection – whether through proximity, photoelectric, or fiber optic sensor technology – is crucial for all manufacturing industries, and Omron’s goal is to be able to cover the unique requirements of any application. Although there are many ways to make progress in sensing technology, they place a premium on three key areas of innovation: smarter sensors, longer sensing distances, and robust, IP-rated technology. In this article, Omron looks at each in turn.

 

 

DCS Ultra Low Harmonic Drives for Increased Efficiency and Relability 1a 400

Limitations on the electrical power system make it important for the customer to reduce harmonics in their system to avoid voltage disruption and overheating of the mechanical and electrical components within the industrial plant. There are several ways to reduce harmonics, each with its costs and benefits. Drives & Control Solutions had the opportunity to hear from Martin Royer, local Division Manager for System Drives at ABB Canada, to discuss why Ultra-Low Harmonic Drives (ULH) with an active front-end are a preferred choice for businesses and utility owners.  

 

 

DCS 7 Good Reasons for Ethernet APL Pepperl Fuchs 1 400

As development progresses and the benefits for the process industry become clearer, interest in and demand for the Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer, or Ethernet-APL for short, are growing. The debate about this innovative technology is becoming increasingly intense, so that more and more users from all over the world are approaching our experts with questions. You will find the most important answers here–and thus seven good reasons why this technology should not be missing in your plant.

 

 

DCS ABB A Trusted Partner in Tunel Ventilation in Canada 1 400

The safety and well-being of tunnel users depend on excellent ventilation. With its compact electric drives, ABB helps designers and operators of major infrastructures to meet the major technical challenges. In Canada, ABB proudly contributes to the safety of the Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine tunnels in Montreal and the Crosslinx project in Toronto by installing its ACS880-17 and ACS880-37 series drives.  

 

 

DCS Utilizing Maxon Heavy Duty Motors for Drilling Electromate 1 400

Having reliable information is crucial for drilling technicians so that they can respond quickly and make corrections when needed. The term Measurement While Drilling (MWD) refers to the use of measurement modules behind a drill head. How does it work? The control system measures angle, vibration, and drilling speed. The pulser unit sends the collected information back to the surface, across thousands of meters, through pulses in the drill mud ( called Mud Pulse Telemetry or MPT). These pulses are generated by an actuator system driven by maxon’s Heavy Duty assembly.

 

 

DCS Give Your Machines the Correct Prerequisites by Easy Laser 1 400

Within the industry, maintenance of machinery and plant is routine work. But not everyone is aware of how to minimize future costs and risks for downtime already from the start. Although it is so apparent! Everywhere in our society, machines are used for producing varying items, process materials, pump fluids, etc. These machines must be given the correct prerequisites to do the job for which they were designed.

 


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May 18, 2022

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Pepperl+FuchsAs development progresses and the benefits for the process industry become clearer, interest in and demand for the Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer, or Ethernet-APL for short, are growing.


The debate about this innovative technology is becoming increasingly intense, so that more and more users from all over the world are approaching our experts with questions. You will find the most important answers here–and thus seven good reasons why this technology should not be missing in your plant.

 

 

Read More


 

 

DCS Utilizing Maxon Heavy Duty Motors for Drilling Electromate 1 400

Having reliable information is crucial for drilling technicians so that they can respond quickly and make corrections when needed. The term Measurement While Drilling (MWD) refers to the use of measurement modules behind a drill head. How does it work?


The control system measures angle, vibration, and drilling speed. The pulser unit sends the collected information back to the surface, across thousands of meters, through pulses in the drill mud ( called Mud Pulse Telemetry or MPT). These pulses are generated by an actuator system driven by maxon’s Heavy Duty assembly.

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ENI90 Series Incremental Rotary EncodersAsynchronous motors or generators require high-precision speed control. For such applications, Pepperl+Fuchs has expanded its portfolio of hollow shaft rotary encoders with the ENI90 series.

With integrated BlueBeam technology, these compact and robust incremental rotary encoders bring maximum precision to any standard or heavy-duty application, and can withstand rotational speeds of up to 6,000 rpm due to strong shock resistance. For speed control, scanning is performed with blue LED light. Compared to infrared light, this achieves the highest signal quality currently available, the best efficiency and a very high resolution.

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