Drives & Controls – Clever Machinery https://clevermachinery.com Industrial & Manufacturing intelligence news Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:00:24 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 134434637 ABB achieves breakthrough with world’s most powerful HVDC transformer https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/abb-achieves-breakthrough-worlds-powerful-hvdc-transformer/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:40:24 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2326 ABB writes next chapter in electrical history as transformers and key equipment for world’s first 1,100 kilovolt (kV) project in China pass stringent tests ABB has set another pioneering innovation record with the successful testing of the low and high voltage units of the world’s most powerful ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transformer. The +/-1,100 kV

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Digitalization — not just for big business https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/digitalization-not-just-big-business/ Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:26:51 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2322 New technology is making digital solutions affordable for SMEs When cellphones were first released in the mid-1980s, a handset would set you back $4000 — the equivalent of almost $10,000 today. Here, Markus Brettschneider, Group Senior Vice President and General Manager for Global Food & Beverage applications for ABB, explains how smaller food manufacturers can

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Geared motors go online… https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/geared-motors-go-online/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:43:39 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2296 As Industry 4.0 continues to be implemented, more and more components are being integrated into industrial processes; and now attention has turned to the electric motor. Bauer Gear Motor has extended its product portfolio with the development of TorqueControl4.0, which enables a geared motor to be integrated into the process control infrastructure as well as

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Challenging designs https://clevermachinery.com/case-studies/challenging-designs/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:39:31 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2295 Sir Sean Connery, most famous for his award-winning portrayal of James Bond, once said “there is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.” These are wise words as we all continually face our own challenges, throughout every aspect of life. Here, Ian McWha, key account manager at industrial systems integrator, Boulting

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Full suite of special function CPUs for MELSEC iQ R PLC https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/full-suite-special-function-cpus-melsec-iq-r-plc/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:28:54 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2294 Automation platform supports the digital transformation of manufacturing SPS IPC Drives 2017, 28th –30th November 2017, Nuremberg Hall 7 / Stand 7-391 Mitsubishi Electric is highlighting the benefits of the PLC as a platform for automation, with a complete set of dedicated CPU modules for the MELSEC iQ-R Series PLC. A CNC CPU module and

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eWON® eCatcher Mobile – fast and secure remote access via a smartphone or tablet https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/ewon-ecatcher-mobile-fast-secure-remote-access-via-smartphone-tablet/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 05:11:11 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2292 eWON eCatcher is the software that eWON users utilize to establish a remote connection via an eWON router to their machine. HMS Industrial Networks now launches a mobile version of this award-winning remote access solution called eWON eCatcher Mobile. It is available for free for iOS and Android.By connecting an eWON Cosy or Flexy router to

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Rockwell Automation invests in artificial intelligence (AI) for industrial automation https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/rockwell-automation-invests-artificial-intelligence-ai-industrial-automation/ Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:33:59 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2272 Rockwell Automation today announced its investment in The Hive, a Silicon Valley innovation fund and co-creation studio, to gain access to an ecosystem of innovators and technology start-ups with a focus on applications of artificial intelligence (AI) to industrial automation. Rockwell Automation’s goals include co-creating to solve customer problems, accelerating innovation, and identifying new emerging

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Compact linear encoder resolves to 2 nanometres https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/compact-linear-encoder-resolves-2-nanometres/ Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:40:35 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2234 A new, miniature, exposed linear encoder system has been introduced by HEIDENHAIN with the exceptional capability of resolving to 2 nm. This performance is maintained at high traverse speeds up to 240 m/min over long scale lengths to a maximum of 3,040 mm. Machine builders in the semiconductor manufacturing, metrology and micromachining sectors are prospective

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BEKO TECHNOLOGIES introduces new generation of filters https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/beko-technologies-introduces-new-generation-filters/ Sat, 30 Sep 2017 07:58:33 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2216 CLEARPOINT 3eco offers higher separation performance with a lower pressure difference BEKO TECHNOLOGIES, the specialist for the processing of compressed air and compressed gas, launches a new generation of compressed-air filters onto the market with its CLEARPOINT 3eco. The new filters achieve an up to 10-times higher oil aerosol separation performance up to 50 percent

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The IGE+XAO Group wins the Nantes hospital center bid. https://clevermachinery.com/drives-controls/igexao-group-wins-nantes-hospital-center-bid/ Fri, 29 Sep 2017 06:40:06 +0000 https://clevermachinery.com/?p=2213 Nantes hospital center, which includes several sites, launched a request in late 2016 for a quotation with the objective to acquire a Computer-Aided Design package dedicated to electrical engineering. Following the selection process, IGE+XAO packages SEE Electrical Expert (electrical design) and SEE Project Manager (electrical data and documents management) have been selected. SEE Electrical Expert

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