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Bespoke manufacturing: developing the perfect product

Bespoke manufacturing: developing the perfect product
It has recently been announced that custom 3D printed bone implants are planned to be in use by 2022, which will significantly reduce patient discomfort and improve implant site appearance. It’s not just the medical industry that benefits from made to measure solutions, as bespoke manufacturing is pushing the boundaries of technology in multiple industries. Stewart Goulding, Managing Director at mechatronic drive system supplier, EMS explains why using bespoke components ensures a precise, high performing end product.
9th June 2020

Three small changes to boost plant efficiency

Three small changes to boost plant efficiency
The energy cost to run an electric motor over ten years is at least 30 times the original purchase price. With energy consumption responsible for the vast majority of whole life costs, Marek Lukaszczyk of WEG, explains three ways to boost plant efficiency.
3rd June 2020

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


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