Can smart technology combat the food crisis?

Robert Glass explains how automated systems can help farmers maximise productivity and produce higher yields

How are you spending your downtime?

Robert Glass explains how food and beverage plant managers can make the most of downtime

Next-gen mining motors

Tom Eklof and Peter Svartsjo reveal how advances in low-voltage motors can bring a range of benefits to the mining and minerals industry

The cost of functional safety for food processing

Jorgen Saxeryd explains how safety procedures must be developed in food processing plants

Driving progress in electric vehicles

Vesa Kajander and Teemu Ronkainen discuss how regenerative drives built for rugged mining conditions are enabling the increasing use of electric vehicles and their associated cost savings

Drive systems to provide high productivity at copper mine

New drive systems, including two 25-foot, ball mill gearless mill drive systems of 15,000 kW each, will provide high efficiency

Get up to speed on VSDs

The risks related to earth-leakage current are well known, but designers and engineers have so far lacked a comprehensive overview of possible solutions with VSDs. Petri J Vatilo presents a simple and effective ‘best-practice’ approach

Analytical hire panel service

Offers flexible temporary measurement solution for power and water plant operators

Robotics market set to grow at 12% annually over next two years

New era of robotics and collaboration between humans and robots will become a reality, says Lim Say Leong

Control systems development suite opens

Onshore testing ensures seamless delivery of change offshore

Efficiency as standard

Heikki Kervinen explains what the new energy efficiency standards mean and how you can benefit from them

Keeping cooling towers running

Motor-drive package for cooling towers eliminates gearbox failure

Low-harmonic drive for tough mining environments

Janne Alatalo looks at the benefits of compact low-harmonic drives for use in the harshest environments

Gold and cold: controlling the sedimentation process

Ruggedised PLCs boost processing uptime at Lapland gold mine

Power technology order placed for vessel in British North Sea

ABB to deliver a complete e-house with electrification and automation systems

VSDs with safety built in

Drives’ built-in safety functions give machine builders more scope

Five-year global single source agreement signed

ABB chosen by Shell as global supplier for low-voltage switchgear and motor control centres

Variable-speed drives save energy at steelworks

Tata Steel saves 7,400MWh with ABB DriveSave

AC drives registration service launched

Drive registration service via smart device app and online now available

Cost and time savings with drive-based functional safety

Significant advances in drive technology now allow for safety functions to be built directly into the drive which controls motor and machinery movements





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