Variable speed drives can be a valuable source of data that can be used for condition monitoring, saving unnecessary expense.
Commercial copper production now underway at large open pit Cobre Panama mine.
The first full-scale prototype of a subsea variable speed drive has been successfully tested in a sheltered harbour in Vaasa, Finland.
Systems integrator Auto Control Systems is the first in the world to implement a complete motor control centre solution using an Allen-Bradley CENTERLINE 2500 MCC, to be shipped as a complete containerised unit for an explosives manufacturer in Eastern Europe.
Siemens has been working with Ok Tedi Mining Limited since 2005 to improve operational performance. The latest project targets improvements in the drive train infrastructure.
The ABB580 drive can be wall mounted or cabinet built and features built-in pump application functionality.
The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage AC drives, from Rockwell Automation, offer expanded, user-friendly control for variable and constant torque applications, as well as a wide voltage range.
This year's event will feature many never-before-seen live demonstrations, provide access to global specialists and reveal insights into the future direction of products.
While enabling unprecedented performance in electric motors and delivering dramatic energy savings, most VSDs rely on conditioning voltage and frequency, causing inherent time delays in processing control signals. In contrast, direct torque control (DTC) drives greatly increase motor torque response, among other benefits.
Rockwell Automation has announced that Auto Control Systems (ACS), a provider of industrial automation, control systems and services in Australia, has been appointed as the first Recognised System Integrator in the Power Discipline for the South Pacific region.
Kalumbila Minerals had ambitious output goals for Sentinel, its copper mine development project in north-west Zambia, and needed to recruit an entire workforce to build the infrastructure from scratch all while minimising costs.
The Venetia Mine, South Africa's largest producer of diamonds, has engaged ABB to provide four hoists in order to help extend the site's operational life into the 2040s.
ABB has extended its general-purpose ACS580 variable speed drives range with drive modules for cabinet installation and connectivity to mobile applications.
PowerFlex 7000 drives offer a safe torque-off option to help industrial manufacturers and equipment builders simplify their functional safety design.
Due to a convergence of IT and operational technologies, Altivar Process drives deliver added-value services that enable business and process optimisation through improved asset management and optimised energy consumption.