Guide to Saving Energy with Variable Speed Drives HOTWritten by Halcyon Drives
65% of the average UK industrial electricity bill is produced by induction motors. Variable speed drives can produce significant energy savings for businesses.
ABB ATEX Motor and Variable Speed Drive Packages: How to Pair Legislation and Certification HOTWritten by Halcyon Drives
How much do we as a nation understand the importance of meeting legislation for AC induction motors and variable speed drives in ATEX zoned areas?
IEC Food Safe IP69K Stainless Steel ABB Motors HOTWritten by Halcyon Drives
Ideally motors are manufactured to last up to 20 years. However, in the food and beverage industry this isn’t typical due to the nature of challenges this industry faces, leading to costly downtime, repairs or replacements....
ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor lets motors tell you when it’s time for a service HOTWritten by Halcyon Drives
Condition monitoring for LV motors
Fitting the ABB Ability™ Smart Sensor solution could help to…
- Reduce downtime by as much as 70%
- Extend lifetime by up to 30%
- Increase energy efficiency by around 10%
The ACS800 Turns ClassicWritten by Halcyon Drives
Do you still have sites heavily populated with ACS800 or in the process of considering the ACS800 on a current project? December 2016 will see the ACS800 turn into its classic phase.
Setting new standards with the ABB ACH580 Climate Control Drive HOTWritten by Halcyon Drives
Effortless climate control and simplified operation with drives that allow you to focus on what counts
Effects on life expectancy of variable speed drivesWritten by Halcyon Drives
The average life of a variable speed drive (VSD) is around 15 years, but some would take issue with this assertion. There are examples of variable speed drives running perfectly well for 35 years plus, without being touched. Then there are examples of VSD’s which have been completely destroyed .....
What is IO Link and should it belong in manufacturing's future?Written by Halcyon Drives
As manufacturing grows in your plant the more reliant we become on sensors and actuators. But without any clear communication from these small and simple devices, processes can experience vast periods of downtime while the engineer tries to work out which sensor has failed and why.
ABB ATEX Certification for hazardous areaWritten by Halcyon Drives
ATEX is an area where specialist knowledge is compulsory, margin for error is dangerous when processes are located within explosive or flammable atmospheres. ABB continually develop the strength of their ATEX motor product offering, for use in gas or dust areas which can be fixed speed or certified for use with an ABB Variable Speed Drive as a Motor package.
Control panels and system builders HOTWritten by Halcyon Drives
Technological evolution has happened so quickly in the past 50+ years, without question it can be difficult to appreciate all the innovation that has led the market place to produce ever changing products. As an industry we are constantly trying to provide solutions to issues in services, processes, products and applications to meet the requirements of the consumer.