AC Drives & Inverters

Variable Frequency Drives Benefit Constant Speed Applications

Using a variable frequency drive (VFD) can be beneficial in many constant speed applications driven by electric motors, such as those that require controlled starting and have been historically served...
On March 6, 2019

Improving Hydraulic Systems for Better Performance and Energy Efficiency

For a long time, the use of hydraulic power in industrial processes has been associated with its traditional benefits: high power density, precise control, and long-term performance. Yet...
On February 12, 2019

Improve Safety and Air Quality in Europe’s Largest Underground Car Park

The renewal of the entire ventilation system in the underground car park serving the largest European business district, was not limited to the simple replacement of filters and some...
On December 13, 2018

Key Technology Considerations for Dynamic Metrology Applications

Throughout the world, various types of metrology applications share a common need for increased precision. Metrology is the scientific study of measurement. Metrology applications take some type...
On October 11, 2018

Gearbox Test Rigs Need Reliable, High-Precision Parts

When it comes to gearbox test rigs deployed in the automotive and aerospace industries, one thing is certain - there is no margin for failure. A test rig or system that is unreliable or...
On September 24, 2018

How VFD Technology on Hydraulic Power Units Helps Improve Performance | Case Study

Combining electronic and hydraulic technologies can add efficiency and functionality to machinery and processes that use hydraulic pressure to operate. The hydraulic power unit (HPU), a workhorse...
On July 16, 2018

New Winding Technology for Paper Converting Delivers Energy Savings

The advancements in hydraulics and variable speed drives (VSD) were running in parallel for many years but on opposite sides of the fence from each other in solving paper converting...
On June 29, 2018

Meeting Demand for Efficient Automotive Vehicle Testing & Dynamometers

The automotive vehicle industry has experienced introductions of several new technologies and upgrades. One significant example is the rising amount of electrical content per vehicle. Testing...
On April 19, 2018

VFD Eliminates Bottleneck in Canning Plant

How do you eliminate a bottleneck in a food and beverage canning plant?  Apply good engineering design and use a variable frequency drive solution. Beverage bottling or canning has always been a...
On August 30, 2017

Improve Steel Coiling Process Efficiency With DCP

A common method of coiling and uncoiling processed steel web is center winding. Steel coilers are powered by electric variable speed drives and motors. Large motors are usually selected...
On August 9, 2017

Energy-Saving Hydraulic Systems Using Drive Controlled Pump (DCP)

Modern industrial machinery is creating ever-increasing demands on hydraulics to provide more efficient and quieter solutions with a smaller footprint, while maintaining the benefits traditionally ...
On March 22, 2017

AC Drives Accelerate Automatic Cable Winding Machine | Case Study

Meccanica Nicoletti, a leading Italian designer and manufacturer of automated machines for winding and unwinding cable needed to improve winding performance on its latest generation of Automat...
On April 12, 2016

5 Reasons to Control your Compressor with a Variable Frequency Drive

Recent improvements to Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) feature sets mean they now offer more than just their well-known energy savings capability, particularly when paired with a motor/compressor...
On December 1, 2015

How VFD Controls Pumps to Prevent Flooding | Case Study

A forward thinking holiday caravan park took an innovative and proactive approach to flood management when they used a variable frequency drive (VFD) to control a unique pumping system. Living in the...
On July 20, 2015

Let Automation Come to You

In today’s modern, fast-paced business environment it is becoming ever more challenging for engineers to spare the precious time needed to visit trade shows. With more and more business being...
On March 18, 2015

Addressing Environmental Challenges in Automation

Modern machines demand modern solutions. Our goal is to keep one step ahead of the rapidly changing demands of our customer by introducing innovative and technically advanced products and solutions...
On August 25, 2014

Sindex 2014 Showcases Innovative Products and Systems for Automation

What better place to showcase the latest innovations in automation - motion and control - but the Swiss technology trade show, SINDEX – opening its doors from September 2 to 4, 2014 in...
On August 20, 2014

How to Protect Customer Investment with Automation

It makes sense to use standard products for controlling the majority of automation functions, but increasingly it’s being recognised that by customising “critical” elements of a system, OEM’s can...
On August 18, 2014

VFD Cuts Costs on Factory Air Compressor

Using an AC variable frequency drive (VFD) to control a large air compressor in a pump manufacturing plant not only helped the plant save energy, it also resulted in the air compressor running...
On May 27, 2014

VFD Slashes Airline Energy Use on Flight Simulators

Can a variable frequency drive help an airline slash the use of energy in its flight simulators? When British Airways wanted to cut the energy consumption of its flight simulator cells, an approach it...
On April 24, 2014