Posts tagged as ABB

Improving motor efficiency

  Some 20% of the estimated 65% of industrial energy used by electric motors is lost by wasteful throttling mechanisms, making it essential to reduce the energy appetite of motors. Energy consumption by electric motors can be reduced in two main ways – efficient control of the speed at which they run, and making the […]

All-compatible single drives launched

  On 5 June 2014, ABB launched its ACS880 single drive at an event hosted at its Longmeadow Campus in Modderfontein, Johannesburg. These stand-alone drives can be customised to the precise needs of the customer to control a wide range of applications such as cranes, extruders, winches, winders, conveyors, mixers, compressors, pumps and fans. The […]

Secure power solutions for multiple industries

  Master Power Technologies hosted a media meet and greet event at its offices in Johannesburg on 27 June 2014. Neill Schreiber, the company’s marketing manager, described the company as a specialist in the supply, installation, support and after-sales servicing of a comprehensive range of secure power solutions for manufacturing industries, mining, telecommunications service providers […]

Innovative concept for MV switchgear

  An innovative concept for MV switchgear, ABB’s UniGear Digital is an advanced switchgear solution addressing important requirements of the future – flexibility, increased process efficiency, lower cost of operation and maximised integration, reliability and safety. It is accomplished by using state-of-the-art, well-proven components: current and voltage sensors, numerical multifunctional relays (IEDs) and IEC 61850 […]

Clash of the titans as power companies pursue dominance in energy sector: Alstom, GE, Siemens, ABB…

  Alstom, the French power and transport company involved in two large South African projects, is the subject of rival take over bids by industrial giants Siemens and GE, both of which have made massive offers for the firm’s power business. ABB is said to be watching developments closely. Alstom’s power division is heavily involved […]