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Nidec Control Techniques

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RS Components signs distribution agreement with Control Techniques 07/10/2018
RS Components (RS) has signed a global distribution agreement with Nidec Corporation for the Control Techniques brand products, which target maintenance professionals and machine builders. Full Story...

Drive systems: helping reduce the energy bill 22/05/2017
Energy represents both an environmental challenge and a competitiveness issue for many processing operations as, on average, it is the second biggest production cost after raw materials. Because motors account for almost 70% of the electrical consumption of a production site, motorised applications are an important source of potential savings. 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 improve machine productivity 11/08/2015
Render Technology, an Italian manufacturer of end-of-line handling and palletising machines for the packaging market, has aligned itself with Emerson’s Control Techniques for drives.  Full Story...

High-frequency drive legislation – do you comply? 31/03/2015
New legislation covering the export of high frequency (HF) drives needs to be considered by machine builders and system integrators.  Full Story...

Drives improve oven production quality 24/03/2015
A manufacturer of glass tempering ovens has improved the quality of its products through the use of variable speed drives. Full Story...

Safety capability for inverter 10/02/2015
Control Techniques has introduced a new safety-specific module for its Unidrive M inverters Full Story...

Variable speed drives help regulate energy consumption 20/11/2014
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. Full Story...

Industry prepares for the next ‘industrial revolution’ 12/06/2013
Industry 4.0 was high on the agenda of lots of exhibitors at the Hannover Messe this year. Referred to by many as the ‘fourth industrial revolution’ the concept of Industry 4.0 is to merge the virtual world with the real world, bringing IT and production closer together. Full Story...

An open future – the move to standard Ethernet 17/04/2013
In the past, Ethernet was not considered suitable for high performance machine control, leading to the design of closed chipsets by many automation vendors, effectively creating their own versions of Ethernet, unable to communicate with other systems. Things are now changing. Full Story...

Introducing a whole new drives family aimed at manufacturing automation 02/01/2013
Control Techniques launched its Unidrive M range at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2012 event. This new family has been designed according to feedback from customers to meet the specific needs of manufacturing automation customers. Full Story...

Modular drives chosen for power transmission system test rig 15/05/2012
One company has developed a solution to eliminate the mechanical gearbox of a wind turbine and replace it with a computer-controlled hydrostatic power transmission system that is said to be lighter, cheaper and more reliable than the gearbox it replaces. Full Story...

Drive-based system offers diesel generator energy savings 03/04/2012
At the Felixstowe container port, in the UK, the search for greater energy efficiency has led to investment in Control Techniques’ RIS.GA. system for diesel saving on 12 rubber tyre gantry cranes (RTGs). Full Story...

Standardised drive solutions across entire tyre plant 20/12/2011
A collaboration between Italian engineering company Stema Service Srl and Control Techniques Italy resulted in a contract win to upgrade systems at the plant of a leading Italian tyre manufacturer. Full Story...

Improving steel mill throughput with DC drives 16/08/2011
The replacement of analogue DC drives with digital DC drives from Control Techniques for the energising of electro-magnets at Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium in South Africa has reduced downtime and increased throughput on a steel bar production line. Full Story...

A move to AC drives negates the need for a separate PLC 31/05/2011
A manufacturer of extrusion, winding and coiling equipment for the metals, wire/cable and plastics industries has eliminated the need for a separate PLC and reduced the need for maintenance of its semi-automatic equipment by switching from DC to an intelligent AC drives solution. Full Story...

Free – Guide to Motion Control Systems for drives 08/03/2011
Control Techniques NEW 68 page guide covers all of the key topics such as position control loops, tuning, feedback devices, cams, homing, high speed registration and communication systems. The content is biased towards practical, real life applications. FULL STORY... Full Story...

Power selector enhances control of parallel inverters 18/01/2011
At the SPS/IPC/Drives event, Control Techniques unveiled its new SPM Power Selector Module which is designed to enhance the flexibility of control of parallel connected Unidrive SP modular inverters,functions such as being able to switch automatically between controlling different sets of motors with different ratings, reducing the cost and size of the inverter systems where sets of motors are not required to operate together. Full Story...

Providing positional accuracy for survey vessel 18/10/2010
The bow and stern thrusters on the Poseidon, one of the world’s most advanced survey vessels, are powered by AC drives from Control Techniques. Full Story...

Oyster harnesses the waves 09/07/2010
A wave powered energy generator is powering local homes and the national grid from its off shore location in Orkney. The Oyster Marine is claimed to be the largest hydro-electric wave energy device and employs a 315kW grid connected inverter system from Control Techniques. Full Story...

Irish pumping station cuts call-outs 28/05/2010
An Irish County Council has cut call-outs for blockages, implementing an AC drive with Control Techniques’ IPC Lite software at a pumping station in Kelly’s Bay, Skerries in North County Dublin. Full Story...

Euravia bolsters test rig with AC drives 14/05/2010
Euravia of Kelbrook, near Colne in Lancashire utilises a computerised test facility for gas turbine aero engines and auxiliary power units (APUs). The company recently turned to Control Techniques for a variable speed AC drives for use in the test rig. Full Story...

Control Techniques launches two new plug in modules, one for safety, and the other for registration 12/01/2010
The SM safety module is effectively a mini-safety PLC — a programmable plug-in option for Control Techniques’ drives that offers greater levels of machine safety. Full Story...

Machine manufacturer returns to Control Techniques 05/01/2010
A heat exchange machine manufacturer has turned to Control Techniques for Unidrive SP AC drives and Unimotors to provide high-speed servo control throughout one of its machines. The machine is destined for components manufacturer, Denzo Corporation, and will produce radiators for the Italian motor industry. Full Story...

Bulanda takes Control Techniques top job 02/11/2009
Control Techniques has welcomed a new president following the departure of Pierre Sarre who has left to pursue greater responsibilities within parent company, Emerson. Mark Bulanda now heads up the drives company following a 25 year history within Emerson. Full Story...

GET 20% OFF THE NEW IET DRIVES & CONTROLS HANDBOOK 08/07/2009
Commissioned by the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the 2nd edition of the Control Techniques ‘Drives and Controls Handbook’, edited by Professor Bill Drury, is to be launched on 6 July this year. The handbook gives a state-of-the-art insight into the technology and techniques of AC and DC motor control, from basic theory through to practical solutions. Full Story...

DC drives are ‘here to stay’ 11/03/2009
Control Techniques launched its first digital DC drive over 20 years ago, in 1986, and since that time the market for DC drives has not seen much expansion. ‘It’s still 5% of the world market,’ says Gareth Jones (photo). ‘It’s not growing, for sure, but it’s not declining either.’ Product Manager Richard Smith says his research tells him that ‘DC drives are here to stay.’ Full Story...

DynaMotive defends DC 28/11/2008
DynaMotive spoke up in favour of DC drive systems, as a general push to AC solutions threatens to leave DC technology behind. The Leicester, UK based supplier of vehicle testing systems often upgrades or installs DC drive systems to utilise existing equipment. Full Story...

DC drive bucks AC trend 10/11/2008
Control Techniques, an Emerson company, released a new DC drive, bucking the overwhelming trend towards development and investment in AC technology. The Mentor MP is designed to provide the same control platform as the company’s AC drive and is RoHS compliant. Full Story...

A new quartet of sophisticated servo drives 01/02/2008
This foursome is headed for the general machinery automation market. Full Story...

AC drives show their muscle in heavy industrial applications 01/09/2006
AC motors and variable speed drives are gradually replacing older technology DC drives and single-speed ac motors in steel making and offshore platforms. Full Story...