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How do variable speed drives save energy?

Marek Lukaszczyk explains why using a VSD can help save money and the environment in a number of popular applications.
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Sustainability: It’s time to get on with it!

With net zero deadlines getting closer, more emphasis is being put on the need to cut carbon footprints. Claire Price explains why companies need to act now.
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Water treatment plant boosted by actuators for ultrafiltration processes

A water treatment plant in Texas has ordered hundreds of Rotork’s K-TORK rotary vane actuators for use in its ultrafiltration system.


  1. 12/10/2021 Is it time to switch to non-invasive measurement?

    Thermowells have long been considered the best solution for measuring temperature in industrial applications. Dr. Guruprasad Sosale explains how developments in non-invasive temperature measurement are offering new possibilities for comparable performance while cutting the time, cost and disruption associated with setting up new measurement points.

  2. 12/10/2021 The pandemic effect

    Ravi Gopinath discusses the effects that the past 18 months have had on the speed of digitalisation across the industrial sector.

  3. 11/10/2021 Variable speed drives for safer operations

    WEG has released a free whitepaper including architecture design examples for implementing VSDs in different safety systems. 

  4. 04/10/2021 Why analyse machinery vibration?

    Jason Tweedy discusses the benefits of vibration monitoring and analysis.

  5. 04/10/2021 Industry 4.0: how the concept became a reality

    Nick Elkin discusses how the idea of implementing technology into manufacturing processes has revolutionised production across the globe.

  6. 04/10/2021 Edge computing: overcoming the barriers to adoption

    Martin Thunman discusses the advantages, obstacles and future outlook for edge computing.

  7. 27/09/2021 Industry 4.0 comes out of its Shell

    Steve Sands explains the role of the Asset Administration Shell in delivering the Industry 4.0 vision.

  8. 27/09/2021 Convergence questions answered

    Suzanne Gill posed some information technology (IT)/ operational technology (OT) questions to a variety of cyber security experts. 

  9. 20/09/2021 Sewage works saves energy on filter bed application

    Variable speed drives, supplied by ABB, have improved energy efficiency, with payback of less than three years, at a sewage treatment works.

  10. 20/09/2021 BEP Europe uses torque meters to calibrate roller testing systems

    BEP Europe in Bruges, a manufacturer of testing systems for assembly lines in the automotive industry, has utilised HBK’s HBM T40B torque meters and a TIM-PN measurement amplifier for the calibration of braking forces in new test benches.

  11. 20/09/2021 Securing converged IT/OT networks

    Martin Jenker, head of cybersecurity at MOXA, offers advice about securing converged IT/OT networks. 

  12. 13/09/2021 Securing your OT network

    Matt Lundberg highlights the importance of locking down your operation technology networks.

  13. 13/09/2021 Wireless to the last mile

    Alexander Weber discusses the beneficial relationship that IO-Link Wireless and 5G can offer in industrial applications.

  14. 07/09/2021 Control and improve fluctuating processes

    Martina Walzer discusses how the application of digital capabilities can push the energy and resource transition.

  15. 07/09/2021 Selecting the right wireless sensor network

    Jonas Berge outlines the importance of selecting a wireless sensor network that can meet the demands of your process application.

  16. 06/09/2021 Wireless connectivity: trends and considerations

    Well-engineered design, which takes into account the physical environment, safety, and security will help make wireless control the new normal in factories and plants around the globe.

  17. 31/08/2021 Digital twinning of the safety lifecycle

    Prasad Goteti and Steve Lindsay explore the benefits of digitally-twinning safety instrumented systems which are responsible for the operating safety in the process industry.

  18. 31/08/2021 Vision inspection solution doesn’t miss a thing

    To make sure that no out-of-specification packaged products leave the factory, one manufacturer relies on customised inspection systems with inspection cameras.

  19. 29/08/2021 Identifying the traps that can impede OT data acquisition

    Oliver Wang highlights the traps that can impede OT data acquisition, slowing down a digital transformation.

  20. 23/08/2021 Having it all!

    Digital transformation and process safety don’t have to be mutually exclusive argues Sophie Silk.