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Energy management

Variable speed drives help regulate energy consumption (20/11/2014)
Article image Emerson Industrial Automation is supplying Powerdrive MD2 variable speed drives to help regulate the energy consumption of a central fume aspiration system within an industrial foundry.
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Cutting refrigeration costs with low harmonic drives (10/12/2013)
Article image The McCain Food’s plant at Whittlesey, Peterborough, is the UK’s largest chip factory, producing 30 tonnes of frozen chips an hour. The company is using ABB low harmonic variable-speed drives to cut its site load from 7 MW to 6 MW.
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Drives offer energy savings in extraction system application (28/08/2012)
Article image A UK-based galvanising company is hoping to save over £10,000 a year in electrical energy costs while also cutting CO2 by 60 tonnes a year, following the installation of a standard drive on its fume extraction system.
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Drives offers energy savings in extraction system application 02/01/2012
A UK-based galvanising company is set hoping to save over £10,000 a year in electrical energy costs while also cutting CO2 by 60 tonnes a year, following the installation of a standard drive on its fume extraction system. Full Story...

IE3 motors promise impressive energy savings for odour control facility 20/12/2011
High-efficiency, IE3 class motors look set to save a UK-based pet food manufacturer around £26,000 per year on energy costs for a new odour control facility. Full Story...

Potential of PROFIenergy 06/12/2011
A new white paper describes how to save 30% energy in production applications. Full Story...

Emerson announces Smart Energy Initiative 21/11/2011
Emerson Process Management has announced the ‘Smart Energy Initiative’, a global programme designed to combine its industrial energy expertise with advanced energy management technologies. Full Story...

Putting the production process through its paces 19/10/2011
Dr Michael Bunk, TÜV SÜD Industrie Service and Dr Silvio Kammer, Innospec Leuna, discuss the process undertaken by the chemical company to implement a state of the art energy management system. Full Story...

Driving forward with energy saving compressed air system for printing machines 18/08/2011
Hobbs the Printers, one of the UK’s largest and oldest established specialist print firms, has succeeded in reducing its energy costs through the installation of Elmo Rietschle compressors and vacuum pumps fitted with variable-speed AC drives from Vacon. Full Story...

High efficiency motor/inverter package saves energy on furnace cooling system 02/08/2011
Engineering Steel Belgium (ESB) is saving €45,000 per annum on the operation of three cooling pumps on one of its electrical steel furnaces, since the installation of three WEG W22 132 kW, IE2 high efficiency motors, controlled by WEG CFW-09 variable speed drives. Full Story...

Inverter technology controls airflow and saves energy 05/07/2011
When a major animal feed manufacturer, employing 200 people across the UK and producing over 34,000 tonnes of product every year, explored energy saving opportunities, it contacted Rewinds & J. Windsor, an official drives partner for Control Techniques inverters. Full Story...