Nothing lasts forever, but our top 10 preventative maintenance tips for variable speed drives helps you get the most out of your drives for as long as possible. We recommend planning a service for your drives every 5-8 years, but in the meantime following these tips should ensure uninterrupted service.
If you work in the automation industry, you’ll know what programmable logic controllers (PLCs) are but you might not know the history behind them. PLCs are a type of computer, they are adapted for the control of manufacturing processes. They are used in things like robotic devices and assembly lines. PLCs are used to
Just like all machinery and electronic equipment, PLCs (programmable logic controllers) can go wrong. It can be very difficult to identify why a PLC might fail but not only that, downtime can be very costly. So let’s look at why a PLC might breakdown and how we can avoid this.
A variable speed drive is a necessary feature of global manufacturing however, it’s used across a wide variety of industry applications. But why might a drive be required and how does its use impact our world?
Overheating is one of the most common causes of variable speed drive failure even though it is completely preventable! The picture above is just one AC drive we have had in for repair recently which has failed partly due to lack of proper ventilation. Our Service Manager Steve explains: “For every 10 degree increase in
Sometimes it’s tempting to ignore a problem if a part is still usable, but if your monitors or HMIs display any of the signs below, we recommend seeking a service before it’s too late.
The ESOS deadline is fast approaching, are you prepared? By 5th December 2015 it is mandatory for all large UK companies to file an ESOS energy assessment. You are a large company if: • You employ 250 or more people, or • have an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777), and an
Preventative maintenance is hugely important and should be part of any obsolescence plan yet surprisingly not everyone uses it to their advantage. Read on for our top tips on reducing your downtime. 1. Prevent overheating by ensuring cooling fans are free from dirt and rotate freely on your drives, PLCs and cabinets 2. Check the
You may have heard us banging on about why it is important to change the capacitors in your drives, power supplies and HMIs every few years. Just like Madonna and Arnie, caps also degrade with age and the consequences can be catastrophic. This is what happens when your caps go bad…
With the second phase of the IE regulations coming into play this month, it is imperative that you ensure your motors meet the higher IE3 efficiency level or use a variable speed drive. Read below for more information on the IE regulations, what they do and do not include, what applies to you and what