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Energy efficient

Permanent-magnet motor exceeds IE4 requirements (29/04/2014)
Article image WEG has now launched a permanent-magnet motor that is said to fulfil demanding IE5 requirements – having around 20% lower losses than IE4 motors. It is said to be one of the first to qualify for the IE5 Ultra Premium Motor designation. 
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UK energy reduction initiative promises operational cost savings (24/04/2013)
Article image WEG, a manufacturer of energy efficient electric motors, has launched a new energy reduction initiative, designed to help manufacturers optimise efficiencies of existing equipment throughout their plants and processes.
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Power monitors help control and reduce industrial energy consumption (17/07/2012)
Article image Scalable, cost-effective insight into how, when and where energy is being used throughout a production process is provided by the Allen-Bradley PowerMonitor from Rockwell Automation.
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Monitoring voltage, current and frequency for better energy management 25/06/2012
Before being able to improve energy efficiency, it is first necessary to be able to measure and evaluate the amount of power actually being consumed. Any deviations from normal values can be used to identify the condition of the machine and evaluated through the use of monitoring systems. Full Story...

Using kinetic energy to protect PLCs 07/03/2012
PULS UK is urging companies to make use of kinetic energy produced by AC electric motors to safeguard PLC control circuits in the event of a mains failure using its QTD20 power supplies. Full Story...

Online and mobile application energy-saving calculators 10/01/2012
A new tool has been introduced by Rockwell Automation to allow manufacturers to use mobile devices or computers to calculate the potential savings from equipment such as variable frequency drives, power pumps and fans. Full Story...

Energy control pack helps visualise energy savings 19/09/2011
Mitsubishi Electric has introduced the Energy Control Pack (ECP) built on its e-F@ctory concept. Full Story...

Energy efficiency – thinking small 30/08/2011
Even equipment with a low output and correspondingly low power dissipation can make a significant contribution towards energy saving. CEE reports on a new range of power supplies that have been designed to be optimally energy efficient. 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...

Intelligently making energy savings with drive optimisation software 09/08/2011
The new version 3.0 of the Lenze Drive Solutions Designer (DSD) is able to analyse motion profiles from simple point-to-point to complex cam profiles or dynamic reversing. 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...

Steam recovery scheme cuts boiler costs 08/03/2011
British Bakels has reduced the combined cost of energy and water to its boiler by around 6.5%, since employing a flash steam recovery system designed and supplied by Spirax Sarco. Full Story...

Huge energy savings realised on Coca-Cola bottling line 04/03/2011
While retrofitting a transportation system, Vienna-based Coca-Cola Hellenic Austria used a mechatronic drive which has allowed for a 75% energy saving, which is equivalent to an annual reduction of 41 tons of CO2. Full Story...