Variable speed drives
Schneider Electric announces Altivar 32, variable speed drive, which provides high degree of performance, connectivity.
Schneider Electric has announced a variable speed drive, the Altivar 32, which provides a high degree of performance and connectivity by reducing panel space, improving uptime, and maximizing machine performance. With its ultra-slim, book-style design and the ability to directly attach a self-protected disconnect, the Altivar 32 can be mounted side-by-side and integrated into tight spaces. The drive can operate as the heart of a simple control system and perform functions usually managed by a PLC, which allows users to use Boolean and arithmetical operations, timers, counters, comparators, and short automated sequences to customize the drive to specific machine applications and save on installation components.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey