AC Drives & Inverters

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

Renewable Energy Generation: The Importance of Energy Storage

It has been reassuring to see the trend towards renewable energy developing over the past decade, proving that we are becoming more sustainable. Public opinion appears to have exerted...
On February 3, 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

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

Advantageous Series Hybrid Technology Applications

A variety of practical series hybrid vehicles applications are currently available. Parker has partnered with customers to design light weight, efficient power conversion devices that enhance savings....
On April 22, 2014

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 April 17, 2014

VFD Slashes Wastewater Treatment Plant’s Energy Costs

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) are used in many applications where motors drive fans and pumps. In one case, a city in South Carolina is using VFDs as a reliable alternative to obsolete technology...
On April 17, 2014

Series Hybrid Vehicle Electrical Systems

Previously, we discussed the advantages of the series hybrid vehicle architecture over parallel hybrid designs that results in superior fuel savings and reduced emissions. Now we will examine the...
On April 15, 2014

Series Hybrid Vehicle System Design

Significant reductions in emissions and improved fuel economy have led to a rapid increase in the popularity of hybrid technology in both vehicles and equipment. Advances in power...
On April 8, 2014

High-power AC Drives for Offshore Oil & Gas Applications

Parker's high-power AC drives power the renewable energy extraction process in oil and gas applications used for power generation. The drives are available in a variety of sizes and power...
On April 3, 2014

Inverters Help Make the Most of Green Energy

Typically, the terms “inverter drive” and “motor speed and torque” go hand-in-hand. However some inverters have nothing to do with controlling motion – instead, their sole purpose is to manage...
On December 30, 2013

What’s Trending in Industrial Automation?

It might surprise you how quickly the face of industrial automation is changing. Technologies such as more advanced drives, FieldBus-based pneumatic installations and piezo-actuated valves all point...
On November 12, 2013