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The power of the port

The power of the port
The journey from tree to power station can be treacherous for the humble wood pellet, but there is a lot riding on the successful delivery of this biomass fuel to power stations across the world. The cornerstone of the journey of these wood pellets are the ports that import this valuable cargo to be delivered to power stations across the UK. So, what would happen if these ports where to lose mains power supply? That’s exactly what happened to a port in the North of England, causing a shortage of biomass fuel for neighbouring power stations.
13th September 2018

Active and passive filtering techniques for harmonic mitigation

Active and passive filtering techniques for harmonic mitigation
The rise of non-linear loads in industrial environments over the last two decades has resulted in the growing problem of harmonic currents and utility-level voltage distortion. Facing a lack of awareness, the industry has struggled to implement effective mitigation techniques. Here, John Mitchell, business development manager of CP Automation explores active and passive filtering.
10th April 2018

Automation is fighting drought in Namibia

Automation is fighting drought in Namibia
Farmers in southern Africa are feeling the impact of consecutive seasons of drought. The battle against drought conditions is continuous as the region struggles to maintain a reliable water supply. For this reason, CP Automation has assisted Rockwell Automation to provide the necessary power equipment to pump water from deep, underground boreholes.
2nd October 2017


High performance motors for silent operations

High performance motors for silent operations
Vascat's latest addition to its industrial motor portfolio; the new MAC QTW motor range designed specifically for low noise applications, is now supplied by maintenance and repair specialist, CP Automation. The new product launch will be particularly relevant to end of line testing, which relies on silent conditions as part of the analysis of a product.
2nd October 2017

Distribution deal covers crane and hoist systems

Distribution deal covers crane and hoist systems
Supply, installation and repair specialist CP Automation, is now a stockist for Magnetek, a supplier of crane and hoist systems. This alliance comes at a pivotal time for the crane industry, which is seeing a shift from cab controlled cranes to safer, radio controlled systems. Cranes can be fitted with both CP Automation and Magnetek products as an integrated package, including power delivery systems, radio remote control transmitters, motor gearboxes, failsafe brakes and variable frequency drives (VFDs).
3rd August 2017

Online shop launched for motors and drives

Online shop launched for motors and drives
Motors and drives and a range of other industrial parts are now available for online purchase on supply, maintenance and repair specialist, CP Automation’s new online shop. The company is now able to serve a wider range of clients across the globe and provide a rich database of product information at the click of a button.
11th July 2017

Boost converts increase efficiency for uninterruptable power supply

Boost converts increase efficiency for uninterruptable power supply
Now distributing and fittings its new REVCON boost converter module RSU as part of its range, CP Automation have enabled highly efficient Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD). This compact power unit has huge cost saving implications for anyone that uses power loss ride through in their processes.
21st April 2017

The first step on the road to efficiency

The first step on the road to efficiency
Tony Young, Owner Director of supply and repair specialist CP Automation, explained how easy it can be to make industrial applications more energy efficient by using regenerative braking.
19th December 2016

What causes electric motor failure?

What causes electric motor failure?
Although modern electric motors are more reliable and efficient than their ancestors, they can still fail sometimes. Here, Martin McGuffie, Service Manager of Euroserv, sister company of CP Automation, explains the three common causes of electric motor failure and how maintenance staff can reduce the impact equipment failure can have on business.
18th October 2016

Don’t take your IGBT for granted

Don’t take your IGBT for granted
In the form of a brake chopper, incorporated into the device, many drives manufacturers actually design and build their products with a seventh Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT). Global Business Development Manager of Maintenance and Repair Specialist at CP Automation, John Mitchell is going to look at the dangers of taking the IGBT for granted.
5th October 2016

Resistor choppers help to slow overspeeding fans

Resistor choppers help to slow overspeeding fans
It is always better to be safe than sorry, and this is definitely the case with braking resistors and fans. When fans are operating in a closed system, a situation may arise where one fan will over-speed the next and the DC bus voltage on their motor drives will then rise. John Mitchell, business development manager of CP Automation, reports on the case of GA Pet Food Partners in Leyland, Lancashire.
9th August 2016

Worm gearboxes produce high torque at low cost

Worm gearboxes produce high torque at low cost
Worm gearboxes are low cost solutions for producing high torque from relatively small electric motors. Their output shaft is at a 90 degree angle to the motor input shaft and higher reduction ratios are obtained compared to conventional gearbox designs. Tony Young, director of electrical and automation maintenance company, CP Automation, explains the benefits of worm gearboxes. 
10th May 2016

Why e-commerce is now a must have in automation & control engineering

Automation and control engineers aren't renowned for buying components online. Despite being able to interface a PLC with a control system on another continent, using nothing more than a secure connection and a Web browser, we have always distrusted the idea of choosing and purchasing a drive, motor, resistor or encoder online and having it delivered without first being able to physically ensure that it meets our requirements.
7th April 2016

SME partnership promotes motor customisation

SME partnership promotes motor customisation
CP Automation and VASCAT are working together to challenge the way companies commission industrial motors. Through electrical and mechanical customisation, VASCAT adapts each motor’s design to reflect the requirements of specific applications. Together, CP Automation and VASCAT can offer a complete motor and inverter drive solution even for the most complex industrial projects.  
7th January 2016

Beyond the inverter: Making motors run efficiently

Beyond the inverter: Making motors run efficiently
Motor efficiency is often overlooked completely when companies are addressing energy saving and the operating expenditure reductions that go hand in hand with energy saving. Even engineering companies are prone to place it somewhere beneath turning all the lights off when not in use and negotiating with their supplier to get a lower price per kilowatt hour. But there is something the designer can do about this, by specifying the right processes and hardware at the outset. 
8th December 2015

Control Techniques UK appoints Integration Partner for cranes and hoists market

Control Techniques UK appoints Integration Partner for cranes and hoists market
Control Techniques UK has appointed electrical and automation maintenance company CP Automation as its Integration Partner for the UK cranes and hoists market. The aim of the integration partner agreement is to allow Control Techniques to improve on and standardise its levels of sales and service across the UK in specific sectors.
19th February 2013


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