Extending the life of heavy gear for cement manufacturers is crucial for them to save operational costs associated with maintenance. Manufacturers’ Monthly finds out why from the John Sample Group. Cement manufacturing is a vital part of the Australian economy and a significant national industry that employs over 1,300 people directly and more than 5,000 … Continue reading Reducing operational costs through good lubrication
Australia produces about 35 million tonnes of raw sugar every year, with 80 per cent of it exported. Sugar cane farms run from the north of New South Wales through to northern Queensland, mainly on the east coast. Sugar cane came to Australia via South Africa on the first fleet in 1788. It is a … Continue reading Refining the sugar cane production process
ABB introduces its expanded range of Ultra Low Harmonic Drives, and how they are a solution to distortion in electrical networks. Manufacturers’ Monthly explains. Harmonics in the electrical network are increasingly common, yet largely unseen. Fundamentally defined as waveforms at frequencies that deviate from the pure sinusoidal AC 50 Hz waveform, harmonics can be understood … Continue reading Riding the wave: Harmonics in industry
The company which first developed the V-belt is continuing to innovate. Manufacturers’ Monthly explains. There are many companies that would like to claim that they are the market leaders in their field, but when your forebears created the field, it’s hard not to put credence to the claim. It was 1917 when John Gates manufactured … Continue reading Delivering efficiencies through product innovation
NORD Drivesystems manufacturers drive solutions to support customers with its communication and application know-how in the Industry 4.0 sector. NORD’s network drives enables condition monitoring and forms the basis of predictive maintenance. It also offers digitised production, advanced maintenance concepts, and new services. “The drive units are compatible with all common field buses and Ethernet-based … Continue reading NORD develops drive solutions for digitised production
“The alliance with WEG, will enable Direct Automation to offer a complete switchgear range to our industrial controls business,” said Katie Davies, Direct Automation’s Director.
Also known as Variable Speed Drives, VFDs vary the frequency and voltage supplied to the motor, allowing for different speeds, torque or power to be used at different times (a high torque upon startup, and a lower torque during operation, for example).
The APC by Schneider Electric NetShelter SV is an adaptable server rack that is designed to accommodate the changing requirements of a business.
NORD Drivesystems showcased a broad range of motors in various configurations at the Hannover Messe 2015 exhibition.
Drives manufactured by NORD Drivesystems deliver permanent corrosion resistance by means of the nsd tupH sealed surface conversion system.
NHP has introduced the NHP MODdrive HVAC ECO range of variable speed drives, designed specifically for HVAC applications.
NORD Drivesystems delivered a customised solution to enable an Australian overhead crane supplier meet the specific needs of their customer.
Brent Balinski spoke to Schneider’s Philippe Rambach and Neil Smith about the company’s acquisition of Invensys and the importance of making decisions from data.
ABB has enhanced its ranges of servomotor drives for the Ethernet-based motion control systems market.
SEW-EURODRIVE will showcase its complete drive solutions for the mining and heavy engineering industries at QME.
Global energy management specialist Schneider Electric has released a new range of variable speed drives for process applications.
Rexnord Industries have announced their plans to display the newly released Falk V-Class Drive (with DuraPlate technology) at QME.
The market for industrial networking is still strong according to a new report from IMS Research. An estimated 31 million new fieldbus and Ethernet nodes were installed worldwide in 2011; this number is forecast to grow by an average of 10% a year, to just over 45 million new connected nodes in 2015.