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Miniature size, mighty control

Miniature size, mighty control
Sole UK supplier of FAULHABER motors, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS), is supplying the new FAULHABER MC3001 motion controllers - MC3001B and MC3001P. Designed for control and positioning tasks, the controllers exhibit a miniaturised size and high power. The new additions complete FAULHABER’s MC V3.0 generation of controllers for smaller drives.
6th May 2021

Transformer to help power Africa

Transformer to help power Africa
WEG is supplying its largest ever transformer to Africa. Consisting of two identical machines, this supply package will play a fundamental role in the development of the region. Weighing 348 tons each, the 500 MVA transformers are being manufactured at WEG’s factory in Blumenau, state of Santa Catarina, Brazil and will be incorporated into the electrical energy transmission system in the southern region of the African continent. 
19th April 2021

How static motor testing can support preventative maintenance

How static motor testing can support preventative maintenance
One of the most common causes of electric motor failure is bearing issues, responsible for around 51% of failures. This is followed by electrical insulation faults, which are responsible for up to 30% of failures. But, while predictive maintenance techniques, such as vibration analysis, are often used to analyse the motor’s health, in comparison little is done to detect signs of insulation deterioration and failure. Here Chris Robson, Sales Director of Houghton International, discusses the importance of static motor testing for assessing the full condition of motors.
24th March 2021


Micromotors in space: engineering new frontiers

Micromotors in space: engineering new frontiers
The Milky Way, the galaxy that holds our solar system, is estimated to be up to 150,000 light years in diameter. Space is vast and enigmatic, making it a focal point for exploration. Studying the mysteries of space requires innovative and robust technology that is up for the challenge. Here Dave Walsha, Sales Manager at EMS, explores the out of this world applications of high performance micromotors.
4th March 2021

Three steps to energy efficient motors

Three steps to energy efficient motors
Electric motors are the backbone of manufacturing, but they are also among the most energy-intensive pieces of equipment. More than 65% of electrical energy in industry is consumed by motors, and the annual cost of running one of them can be up to ten times its original price. Here Neil Ballinger, Head of EMEA at EU Automation, shares three tips to make your motor more energy efficient.  
23rd February 2021

Smooth and reliable speed control for DC motors

Smooth and reliable speed control for DC motors
Sole UK supplier of FAULHABER motors, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS), will be supplying the new FAULHABER magnetic AEMT-12/16 L absolute encoder. The product is the first multiturn absolute encoder released by FAULHABER, complementing the existing portfolio of single turn units.
3rd February 2021

G5-5 harmonic recommendations demand attention

G5-5 harmonic recommendations demand attention
The new G5-5 recommendations on harmonic disturbance are a significant change to the previous G5-4. System integrators and end users must take note to ensure compliance and variable speed drive manufacturers will also need to assist by making their product data available. Wayne Turtill, Product Manager for Variable Speed Drives, Servos and Low Voltage Switchgear at Mitsubishi Electric UK, explains the impact of G5-5.
29th January 2021

Keeping the noise down

Keeping the noise down
The world’s loudest sound was the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano in 1883, which was clearly heard 3,000 miles away - that’s more than the width of the United States. While micromotors won’t reach this extreme volume, their noise can still be problematic, such as in loud medical equipment that triggers patient anxiety. Here, Dave Walsha, Commercial Development Officer at EMS, explores some applications where motors must keep the noise down.
21st January 2021

Beyond the VSD: Making motors run efficiently

Beyond the VSD: Making motors run efficiently
Motor efficiency is often overlooked completely when chemical companies are addressing energy saving and the associated operating expenditure reductions. Here Tony Young, Director of CP Automation, presents his top tips for ensuring that the motors in your plant run as efficiently as possible.
18th January 2021

An opening in stepper motor technology

An opening in stepper motor technology
Sole UK supplier of FAULHABER motors, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS) has announced that it will offer the latest product in the FAULHABER range. The DM66200H series of hollow shaft stepper motors boasts a new direct drive mechanism for applications that require a uniquely wide aperture, while providing impressive performance values.
12th January 2021


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