Posts tagged as ABB

High torque servo motor drivers improve performance

  ABB has enhanced its ranges of servomotor drives for ethernet-based motion control systems with variants which can substantially increase the speed of machinery and automation systems while also reducing bill-of-materials costs. By redesigning the drives’ power stage, the latest iteration of the MicroFlex e100 and e150 servo motor drives can now deliver peak current levels that are […]

The industrial internet at work: Towards zero unplanned downtime

  The industrial internet is bringing about a profound transformation to global industry, by connecting more intelligent machines, advanced analytics, and people at work. This deeper meshing of the digital world with the world of machines has the potential to bring enormous economic benefits. We  estimate that this new wave of innovation could boost global […]

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 […]