Drives and Control Solutions

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Abb1For more than a century, ABB has been investing in Canadian technologies and products to support the development of local businesses.

 

 

 

StandardsCouncilCanadaThis year The Standards Council of Canada made updates to the CSA standards, concerning ‘CSA C392:20: Testing of three-phase squirrel cage induction motors during refurbishment’.

 

 

 

 

Many VLT drives are installed outdoors therefore 4x ratings are available for FC series up to 90 kW and NEMA 3R up to 250 kW. NEMA is a technical standard from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).

 

 

 

In this webinar presentation, Javier Portos, IPS VP of Engineering – South, highlights examples and best practices in medium and high voltage rewinds.

 

 

 

Since KEB is a German-based company, they have a long history connecting their PROFIBUS and PROFINET drive products with Siemens PLCs. KEB’s PROFINET offering now extends to the next generation S6 Servo Drive and F6 VFD product lines. KEB's customers choose KEB PROFINET servo drives for a number of reasons. Customer feedback shows they value KEB’s direct support from engineers, good value (price vs. performance), and a lot of technical features built into the KEB product as standard.

 

 

 

At the pioneering water treatment plant of the Landeswasserversorgung (state water supply company) in Langenau, Germany, one of the most modern in Europe, designers had several automation and control system options when planning to build a new ground water filtration system. After careful consideration, they ultimately chose a pneumatic automation solution from Festo for use in multimedia and activated carbon filtering basins.

 

 

 

Many industries around the world face challenges with corrosive environments, whether it is inside their facilities with air pollutants such as sulfur dioxide, or outdoors with corrosive factors such as water and salt fog. Corrosion is the single largest cause of the breakdown of machinery, structures, supports, and motor control equipment in a plant.

 

 

 

KEB has experience in a variety of applications for our geared motor products, and has been designing and manufacturing high quality geared motors for years.  One of these application areas that KEB has focused our geared motor manufacturing on is for industrial mixers and agitators.

 

 

 

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Artur Rdzanek, ABB’s Mechanical Power Transmission Global Product Manager for Sensored Products, notes there are three core tenants to ABB AbilityTM sensors and remote monitoring systems: safety, extending system life, and significantly, or even completely, eliminating downtime.

 

 

 

 Recently Drives and Control Solutions had the opportunity to chat with Derek Walkom CET, Electrician, and the CEO of Select Electrical Enterprises LTD. (SEEL)SEEL is an electrical and controls company that has primarily been involved in providing Variable Frequency Drives as part of custom solutions to the Upstream and Downstream Oil & Gas markets. However, with their substantial field and application experience developing and designing turnkey products, and experienced staff of electrical engineering techs and electricians they are currently expanding their product offerings in the HVAC, Water & Waste Water, Sawmill, Pulp & Paper, Cement and Agricultural industries.

 

 


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The variable frequency drive (VFD) cable business has become a very large market for cable manufactures in the last 20 years. In the past, standard AC motors had the complexity of a squirrel cage motor – just get power and it would run. The first silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) was developed by Bell Labs/GE in 1958 to vary the speed of DC electric motors used in various applications. Since then there have been motor speed control technology evolving from large-scale integration (LSI), gate turn-off thyristor (GTO), pulse-width modulation (PWM), insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT), and space vector pulse-width modulation (SVPWM). These new forms of power conversion to support speed control in VFD motors has caused the demand on the cables to change as well, which has led to many new cable options.


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As the mining business adapts to changing technological trends in the market, Epiroc’s Canadian operations have introduced Regional Application Center (RAC) teams to assist in this new digital transformation.

Team of experts that supports digital transformation

Across the board, mining projects are continually pushing for increased production while prioritizing safety. With this in mind, Epiroc has assembled specialized automation and digitalization support systems in strategic locations across the globe to help improve customer processes and boost productivity. The result is a heightened level of production that keeps workers out of danger zones on site while providing enhanced strategic direction for customers. Interoperability improvements have reduced variability and allow project planners to move towards their targets with renewed confidence. 

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New Product

During Hannover Messe 2020, ABB had extended the scope of applications for ABB Smart Sensors with a new generation design for motors in hazardous areas. Chemical and oil and gas customers can now benefit from cost-efficient condition monitoring in a wide variety of applications.

The high-performance wireless smart sensor monitors key parameters to provide detailed insights into the performance and health of assets such as motors and pumps. Equipment installed in difficult or dangerous to access locations can be safely monitored from a distance. Combining connectivity and data analytics means operators can plan their maintenance activities in advance, reduce downtime and extend equipment lifetime.

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