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How Hall-Effect Sensors Impact Motor Energy Use
It’s been widely reported for years now that industry is the biggest global user of energy and that the motors used in industry are responsible for much of that energy use. According to a report from ABB, industry accounts for 42 percent of the global energy use, with electric motors using 2/3 of that energy. To help address this issue, a great deal of...
The staff of Waukesha County Technical College’s Automation Technologies/Electronics Laboratory. Source: ABB
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ABB Donation Furthers Motor Drives Education

“Democases” enable Automation Technology Program students at Waukesha County Technical College in Wisconsin to use latest technology in lab work and applications.
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NK Technologies: Power Monitoring Sensor

The APN Series Power Monitor measures three phases of current and voltage and computes 14 values necessary to track power usage.
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Advantech: Modular Energy Controller

The ECU-1871 is IEC-61850 compliant.
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Managing Emissions with Automation

Industries where emissions control is critical include electric utilities, oil and gas, chemical processing, iron and steel, paper, food, mining, metals and cement.
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Five Ways to Manage Energy Costs

Reducing energy costs from production processes requires managing the five most important factors that determine both utility charges and total energy consumption
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Energy Management Best Practices

The path to achieving energy efficiency is shaped as much by attitudes and organizational skills as by the physical aspects of reducing energy demands.
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How to Conduct an Energy Audit

Whether your plant is processing food or chemicals, wastewater or steel, the process used to audit your energy usage and find ways to use or waste less of it is much the same.
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Energy Management Resource for Manufacturers
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Energy Management Resource for Manufacturers

As the largest user of energy, the manufacturing industry needs to continuously stay on top of its energy use to ensure economic viability.
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NovaTorque: Ultra Efficient Motors

The PremiumPlus+ ECPM line has been expanded to cover 2 to 10 hp.
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Four Best Practices for Effcient CIP Systems

The efficiency and performance of clean-in-place systems play a very important role for all batch process plants, such as the food and beverage and pharmaceutical industries, where there is continuo
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How Hall-Effect Sensors Impact Motor Energy Use
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How Hall-Effect Sensors Impact Motor Energy Use

Whether you're a motor designer/builder or buyer/user, understanding how the efficiency of brushless DC motors is improved with the use of Hall-effect sensors is important to your building and/or
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Is Energy Harvesting at the Tipping Point?
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Is Energy Harvesting at the Tipping Point?

The developing energy harvesting market may be at a critical juncture in its progress toward becoming more ubiquitous.
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Perpetua: Energy Harvesters

The Power Tile thermoelectric unit powers 24 V, 4-20 mA devices from equipment heat.
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SolaHD: Uninterruptible Power Supply Mounts on DIN Rail

The SDU AC UPS delivers power protection to sensitive electronics on the factory floor.
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Eaton: Meter Enhances Energy Efficiency

The Power Xpert Multi-Point meter tracks facility energy use.
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The U.S. Department of Energy’s new Facility for Low Energy Experiments in Buildings, or FLEXLAB
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Cal-Bay Systems to Equip R&D Facility for the US Department of Energy

Test, measurement and validation tools based on National Instruments technology will address energy-efficiency and facilities management.
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Reusing can cooling water saved Faribault Foods 38 percent in natural gas costs. Source: Rockwell Automation
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Key to Reducing Energy Costs? Real-Time Information

Whether they’re canning beans or making paper, batch and continuous process plants know that process improvements can become the drivers of significant energy savings.
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Precise Timing Standard Partnership Supports Smart Grid, Advanced Networks

The IEEE 1588v2 timing protocol offers sub-microsecond synchronization for clocks in various substation and power delivery devices.
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Take Steps to Reduce Energy Consumption

Skolnik Industries, Steelcase and Data Device Corp. are three manufacturers of many who are walking the walk of energy management and seeing good results.
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Electronic Measuring Instruments

EMpro measuring devices detect, monitor and analyze electrical characteristics, such as voltage, current, power, consumption, harmonics and network asymmetries, of machines and systems.
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