Process control systems > Drives

Modernisation of steel rolling mill uses AR for remote testing

29 November, 2021

ABB has provided a modernisation package with digital-ready solutions to a steel wire rolling mill, with factory acceptance testing carried out via augmented reality.

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000T medium-voltage drives

30 July, 2021

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000T medium-voltage drives now include TotalFORCE technology, which is designed to provide precise control of speed and torque.

Know your TCO: a look at medium-voltage VFDs

18 August, 2020 by Mark Harshman, Principal Engineer, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Medium-voltage VFDs from suppliers with a long history of operating experience with various drive technologies and topologies exhibit a lower TCO.

Condition monitoring using the drive as a sensor

08 November, 2019

Variable speed drives can be a valuable source of data that can be used for condition monitoring, saving unnecessary expense.

ABB commissions six gearless mill drives in Panama

04 November, 2019

Commercial copper production now underway at large open pit Cobre Panama mine.

Subsea variable speed drive successfully tested underwater

02 February, 2018

The first full-scale prototype of a subsea variable speed drive has been successfully tested in a sheltered harbour in Vaasa, Finland.

Explosives manufacturing plant invests in latest motor control technology

16 January, 2018

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.

A step change for better profitability

13 December, 2017

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.

ABB580 drive for water industry applications

27 November, 2017

The ABB580 drive can be wall mounted or cabinet built and features built-in pump application functionality.

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium-voltage AC drives

27 September, 2017

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.

Rockwell Automation PowerTechED on the Gold Coast in June

30 May, 2017

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.

Direct torque control: a motor control technique for all seasons

09 May, 2017 by Ere Jääskeläinen and Pasi Pohjalainen

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.

ACS to be first Rockwell LV MCC Recognised System Integrator for South Pacific

18 April, 2017

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.

Integrated drives for Zambian SAG mills

29 June, 2016

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.

South African diamond mine to use ABB hoists

04 April, 2016

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.

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