Energy Saving Drives

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 for coiling /...
On August 9, 2017

How Variable Speed Drives Become Simpler and More Efficient

You are already interested in variable speed pump drives, which save up to 70 percent energy compared to conventional drive solutions. But you are still hesitant due to their greater complexity. For...
On June 6, 2017

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

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

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 Overcome Power Electronics Challenges for Grid-Tie Applications

Cooling, modularity, monitoring, and control are common issues in grid tie applications used for power generation, resulting in decreased efficiency and costly downtime. Renewable energy trends are...
On July 21, 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

VFD Provides Energy Saving on Hydraulic Power Unit | Case Study

Consider a variable frequency drive (VFD) to provide a quiet, energy-saving operation on a hydraulic power unit (HPU). A HPU can make for an interesting example of a hybrid system that...
On April 22, 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

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

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

Electromechanical Technologies and Key Markets

Electromechanical is the technology of controlling mechanical devices via electricity. Parker electromechanical systems and components improve precision and increase productivity. Electromechanical...
On January 20, 2010