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19 November, 2018

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The four steps to choosing the right motor

01 October, 2018

Rob Wood, ABB’s UK sales manager for low-voltage motors, kicks off a new series that will examine the steps you need to go through when choosing a low-voltage motor.


What is the real cost of owning a motor?

01 September, 2018

Rob Wood, ABB’s sales manager for LV motors in the UK, examines the true cost of owning and operating an electric motor over a typical 20-year lifespan. His conclusions are startling.


The global importance of motor efficiency

01 July, 2018

Two thirds of the electrical energy used in industry is consumed by electric motors. Rob Wood, ABB’s sales manager for LV motors in the UK, explains how motor designers can reduce losses in their machines to boost efficiency and thus limit CO2 emissions.


Managing the reliability of VSDs

01 June, 2018

Martin Richardson, ABB’s water framework manager for the UK, examines and assesses various approaches to maintenance to determine which is the most cost-effective for variable-speed drives.


The power of adaptive programming

01 May, 2018

You may not be familiar with the term, “adaptive programming”. But, as Andy Preston, ABB’s UK drives product manager, explains, it can be a lifesaver in some VSD applications, helping to resolve technical challenges and to cut costs.


Don’t forget the installation basics

01 April, 2018

Poor installation is often to blame for VSDs failing in service. Andy Preston, ABB’s drives product manager in the UK, runs through some of the common reasons for VSD failures – and offers suggestions for avoiding such failures.


Think before you buy energy-saving equipment

23 April, 2013

Before installing energy-saving drives and high-efficiency motors, you need to examine carefully the system in which they will be used. Frank Griffith, a drives consultant with ABB in the UK, offers advice on what to look for.


Harmonic filters – where size matters

23 February, 2013

Frank Griffith, a consultant engineer with ABB in the UK, looks at some of the factors that affect the sizing of harmonic filters for drives. Griffith has extensive experience of designing drive systems with several pioneering designs to his name. He is an MIET and and a lecturer on drives topics


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