Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

BrakingResistor1When designing a motor control system, it is not always clear if a braking resistor is required and, if it is, how to proceed in selecting a braking resistor.

 

 

 

PB 26 Allied logo 400The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, builds off the computerization and digitization of previous shifts and employs artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud computing and remote dashboards that measure and monitor parameters and minute data points related to industrial operations.

 

 

Fanuc logo 400Picking the right type of motor for your application is an important step in ensuring you will get the performance your operations need.

 

 

 

 

Rockwell newlogo 400In the past few months, IDC has spent a great deal of time talking with manufacturers in our community to understand how they are looking at the time ahead of us.

 

 

 

 

Omron Logo 400x275Safety light curtains are a relatively hassle-free, cost-effective way to protect your team from hazardous machine motion.

 

 

 

 

The current corona pandemic shows clearly the importance of digital transformation and Industrie 4.0. Just like Festo, thousands of companies have sent their employees to the home office. In this way, many areas of the economy have been able to stay afloat because digitalisation has advanced extensively in the private sphere.

 

 

 

With the release of the version 2.6 firmware, the Jog Mode functionality is now available for all S6 and F6 drives.  This post will provide an introduction of what is available with the function and how its utilization can provide application benefits.

 

 

 

It’s a constant battle and the stakes are high. The fight against cyber threats is unending and the landscape is constantly changing. It can be hard to know if your industrial security strategy is enough, but one thing is certain. Failure to be ready comes at a high price and the threats continue to grow.

 

 

 

Just from implementing existing technology solutions for electrification of transport, energy efficient heating and cooling of buildings and sector integration – urban areas can bridge half of the gap needed to reach the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target in urban areas.

 

 

 

The Combivert S6 drive is a modern, compact and flexible servo amplifier that can be used across a wide range of applications.  The drive controller provides optimum performance in torque, speed, and position control. The S6 has the ability to control AC induction motors, AC PM motors, and lastly linear motors. In this article, we will be focusing on linear motors and how they work, as well as the simplicity of controlling them with the Combivert S6.

 

 

 


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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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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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