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Vacon Drives UK Ltd

18, Maizefield, Hinckley Fields Industrial Estate
Hinckley
Leicestershire
LE10 1YF
United Kingdom

Telephone : 01455 611515
Fax : 01455 611517
Email : sales@vacon.co.uk
Web : www.vacon.co.uk


Editorial archive;

Enclosed IP21 or IP54 drives 14/06/2016
The VACON 100 range of AC variable speed drives from Danfoss Drives, has been extended to include standard enclosed drives supplied ready for immediate installation and commissioning.  Full Story...

Driving forward with efficiencies 04/01/2016
Control Engineering Europe looks at a selection of applications in which variable speed drives have offered production or energy saving efficiencies. Full Story...

Variable speed drives help regulate energy consumption 01/09/2015
Quintex Energy Management Systems, a developer and supplier of demand-based ventilation control systems for commercial kitchens, has used over 6,000 VACON AC variable speed drives (VSDs) in its energy management and safety control systems. Full Story...

Vacon becomes part of the Danfoss Group 12/01/2015
The global AC drives manufacturer Vacon has now become part of the Danfoss Group, following Danfoss acquiring over 90% of Vacon shares and voting rights in the company. Full Story...

Nordic drives companies aim for a leading AC drives position 16/09/2014
Danfoss has announced a public tender offer for all shares of AC drives company, Vacon. The company is a good match to help Danfoss achieve its strategic focus on creating profitable growth. Both companies are significant players in the AC drives business and together it is hoped that they will gain an even stronger market position. Full Story...

AC drive offers a global solution 07/01/2014
When Mixing Solutions, a supplier of industrial mixing machinery, needed a test system that would allow it to accurately determine the current consumption and other electrical characteristics of its products, two AC variable speed drives from Vacon provided a solution. Full Story...

VSDs eliminate ragging problems in waste water pumps 17/12/2013
By fitting VACON 100 FLOW ac variable speed drives (VSDs) to the three main inlet pumps at Newbury sewage treatment works (STW), Varicon (3D) Drives has made it possible for Thames Water to achieve energy savings, complemented by significant reductions in downtime. The energy savings alone will cover the cost of the VSDs and their installation within two years. Full Story...

Getting the best out of VSDs in HVAC installations 16/10/2013
There is no doubt that, in HVAC installations, replacing ordinary motor starters with variable speed drives will almost always produce useful energy savings as well as reducing wear and tear on the plant. But, says Stephen Takhar of Vacon, those who want to get the full range of benefits that VSDs can offer should choose their drives with care. Full Story...

Drives range takes to the road in the UK 23/07/2013
Starting in September, Vacon will be touring the UK and Ireland with a demonstration truck equipped with a selection of its latest products. The tour will provide opportunities for drives users around the country to examine the products and see them in action, and to discuss their own specific requirements. Full Story...

Drives go with the flow 01/03/2013
Optimised for efficient flow control with pumps and fans, AC variable speed drives in the new VACON 100 FLOW range are said to offer easy set up with dedicated application menus for water and other pump and fan segment applications, economy with integrated two-zone PID control, and versatility with multimotor control facilities provided as standard. Full Story...

Vacon receives Frost & Sullivan's European AC drives product line strategy award 17/12/2012
Frost & Sullivan has announced that AC drives manufacturer Vacon is the recipient of its European Low Voltage (LV) Alternating Current (AC) Electric Drives Product Line Strategy Award for 2012. This recognises Vacon's achievements in effectively optimising strategies, processes and performance. Full Story...

Vacon takes its product offering to the next level 19/06/2012
Three new AC drive products have been introduced by Vacon. The VACON 100, VACON 100 X and VACON 20 X have been designed to improve the company’s product offering, helping customers to optimise efficiency in application processes throughout a wide range of industries. Full Story...

Enhanced range of AC drives 07/03/2012
Vacon has renewed its entire NXP premium product range of AC drives. The update involves improvements to the air-cooled and liquid-cooled units across the complete power range, from 0.55 kW to 5,300 kW. Full Story...

Innovations from SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 31/01/2012
Suzanne Gill reports on some of the latest innovations that were introduced at the SPS/IPC/DRIVES 2011 event, which evidenced consumer technology moving into the industrial space and multi product combinations continuing to gain momentum. Full Story...

AC drives supplied to aluminium refinery 07/12/2011
Vacon has delivered over 300 variable-speed AC drives with a total power of 58 megawatts to Indian-based AnRak Aluminium for use in a new aluminium refinery that is being built near the City of Visakhapatnam in India's southeastern state of Andhra Pradesh. Full Story...

AC drives for largest ever active heave-compensated winch system 14/11/2011
AC drives manufacturer Vacon is to deliver liquid-cooled AC drives with a total power of 2.7 MW for active heave-compensated winches onboard a Norwegian-built Inspection, Maintenance and Repair (IMR) ship. The delivery will take place in March 2012. 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...

Drives help submersible to excavate efficiently 28/06/2011
A motor control system supplied by AC variable speed drive manufacturer, Vacon is central to the operation of the revolutionary UT-1 submersible ultra-trencher, which was built by underwater engineering specialist SMD and is owned and operated by CTC Marine. Full Story...

Broadbent spins energy savings with drives 10/05/2011
Thomas Broadbent & Sons, a UK-based developer and supplier of solid-liquid separation equipment, has specified Vacon AC variable speed drives with Active Front End (AFE) technology to recover up to 90% of the energy consumed by the batch centrifugals it supplies to the sugar processing industry. Full Story...

Drives save 35TWh of energy 24/02/2011
AC drives from Vacon have been estimated to have helped save around 35 TWh of energy in 2010, reducing carbon dioxide emissions by around 17 million tons. This corresponds to the amount of energy produced by approximately six 700-MW nuclear power reactors in a year. Full Story...

Technology institute chooses youth-friendly drives for training 06/12/2010
The Institute of Technology, Sligo has purchased 50 Vacon 10 AC variable speed micro-drives, which are being used to give students practical experience in drive installation and programming. Full Story...

Finland and UK collaborate on battle for environment 28/09/2010
Finnish companies descended on London last week as they promoted how their services could bolster the UK’s environmental credentials. The Cleantech event aimed to illustrate how Finish companies can contribute to ambitious UK targets designed to significantly cut carbon emissions. Full Story...

Vacon establishes partner network in UK and Ireland 25/06/2010
Vacon has bolstered its support network in the UK and Ireland, appointing 13 Drives Technical Partners throughout the region. The new partners will be tasked with providing Vacon customers with expert local support. Full Story...

Vacon bolsters Brazilian operations 27/10/2009
Vacon has relocated to bigger premises in Brazil, underlining the growing importance of the Latin American market to the drives manufacturer. The Brazilian economy is rapidly recovering from short-term recession and, according to Vacon, the country represents a promising market. Full Story...

Vacon integral to Tideway vessel construction 13/10/2009
Tideway, a Belgian offshore specialist within the Belgian DEME (Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering Group), has selected Vacon drives for a fall pipe rockdumping vessel. Two 4.6MW diesel-electric main propulsion systems have been installed on board Flintstone. Full Story...

Vacon party for Vaasa expansion 14/05/2008
Finland based AC drives manufacturer, Vacon, is celebrating the completion of expansion at its Vaasa factory. The 9,000 square metre growth is coupled with investment in production and a recruitment drive in Finland. Full Story...

Vacon joins forces with WWF to combat climate change 14/06/2007
Vacon has said that it will work with WWF Finland to decrease the impacts of climate change and, in doing so, highlight the organisation’s ‘valuable work’. Full Story...