air compressors

Size Matters: All Air Compressors Are Not Designed Equally

Sizing matters: How to avoid oversizing or undersizing your compressed air system Plant Services, April 7, 2016. Image credit: blickpixel Common downfalls of undersized and oversized compressors The most common issue resulting from under-sizing compressors is insufficient airflow to production equipment. Workers may complain that their tools aren’t working properly, or that low-pressure alarms may be […]

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IE3 Electric Motors Required by the EU MEPS

Mandatory IE3 electric motors appearing in OEM machines Plant Engineer, January 14, 2015 From this month (1 January 2015), premium-efficiency IE3 motors are compulsory for all new machines in the range 7.5—375kW under EC 640/2009, the EU MEPS (Minimum Energy Performance Standard) regulations. IE2 motors are no longer permitted (beyond notified exceptions, such as ATEX […]

SynRM-Motor drive train efficiencies

ABB SynRm Motors Improve Efficiency & Power Density

ABB offers SynRM motor and VSD packages World Cement, January 9, 2015 Balancing energy efficiency improvements with process control requirements is eliminated with ABB’s synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motor and variable-speed drive (VSD) packages. An innovative synchronous reluctance motor that combines all of the energy saving benefits of permanent magnet technology together with the service-friendliness of […]