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Hazardous area motors are no longer exempt

Hazardous area motors are no longer exempt
Strict regulations are synonymous with hazardous environments. Despite this, changes to legislation can still cause disruption. Marek Lukaszczyk European and Middle East Marketing Manager at WEG, explains the changing regulations for hazardous area motors and how the new energy efficiency requirements could provide significant financial gain.
21st May 2020

Tea manufacturers report savings thanks to Optidrive Eco VFD

Tea manufacturers report savings thanks to Optidrive Eco VFD
Nearly 50% of energy consumption in Sri Lanka’s tea manufacturing is through the withering process - the method used for drying tea leaves. The costs of this process have been almost halved in many cases, along with the industry’s impact on the environment, thanks to the use of Invertek Drives Optidrive Eco VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) technology.
1st May 2020

Coronavirus hospital benefits from air filtration installation

Coronavirus hospital benefits from air filtration installation
WEG has replaced the ventilation fan drive system at Manchester Central as part of an efficiency project to help the venue achieve ISO 20121 standard for sustainability. Now, as the venue is transformed into the NHS Nightingale North West, the air system must withstand the requirements of a much-needed temporary hospital.
17th April 2020


Getting in control: how resistors benefit motor control

Getting in control: how resistors benefit motor control
From the electric fans and power tools in our homes, to crane control systems and industrial machinery - motors can be found in mechanical applications of all shapes and sizes. But what exactly keeps them turning? Joshua Piccaver, Electrical Design Engineer at Cressall Resistors, explains why resistors are key to ensuring steady motor control.
16th April 2020

Extruder-type drives for plastics industry

Extruder-type drives for plastics industry
The NORD DRIVESYSTEMS' drive solutions provide manufacturers in the plastics-processing industry with long service life, the low maintenance and high energy efficiency. For use in extruders, the company offers extruder-type drives that are optimised for heavy-duty operations.
28th January 2020

Series of variable speed drives extended

Series of variable speed drives extended
WEG has launched two extended versions of the CFW500 series of Variable Speed Drives (VSDs). The new models are available with an extended frame size and higher Ingress Protection (IP) rating and have been developed to comply with future energy efficiency regulations from the European Union (EU). The CFW500 frequency inverter series has been produced to efficiency class IE2.
24th January 2020

Energy saving products to exhibit at MACH 2020

Energy saving products to exhibit at MACH 2020
  WEG will exhibit its energy efficient motor and geared motor lines along with its extensive range of automation products, at MACH 2020 in Hall 7, booth 727. The show is held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from 20th-25th April, 2020.
15th January 2020

Series of soft starters extended with additional frame sizes

Series of soft starters extended with additional frame sizes
WEG has extended its SSW900 series of soft starters. The series previously consisted of four frame sizes A to D, covering output currents from 10-412A in the voltage range of 220-575V 3-phase AC. Now, WEG has introduced frame size E for the current range of 480-670A. These compact high performance devices with integrated PLC, provide fully programmable algorithms for controlling induction motors, as well as fully flexible torque control and are designed for industrial and commercial use.
8th January 2020

Innovative hollow shaft rotary actuators

Innovative hollow shaft rotary actuators
JVL A/S, the integrated servo and stepper motor manufacturer, has announced its new HLMT series hollow shaft rotary actuators take a novel approach to decentralised precision positioning tasks on rotary tables and automated machines where a through aperture is required for routing services or maintaining a clear line of site. 
7th January 2020

Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance concepts

Condition monitoring for predictive maintenance concepts
The system from NORD DRIVESYSTEMS regularly or permanently records drive and status data in order to optimise the operational safety and efficiency of machines and plants. Based on this information, concepts for predictive maintenance can also be developed. Fast, efficient and comprehensive evaluation of analogue and digital data (measurements, signals and operating parameters) by the intelligent PLC in the drive electronics forms the basis.
6th January 2020


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Advanced Engineering 2020
4th November 2020
United Kingdom NEC, Birmingham