Process control systems > Drives

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.


ABB ACS580 variable speed drives

05 June, 2015

ABB has extended its general-purpose ACS580 variable speed drives range with drive modules for cabinet installation and connectivity to mobile applications.


Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000 medium-voltage drives

10 December, 2014

PowerFlex 7000 drives offer a safe torque-off option to help industrial manufacturers and equipment builders simplify their functional safety design.


Schneider Electric Altivar Process drives

16 July, 2014

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.


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