Energy Management - Electrical Systems

Seven mistakes to avoid when upgrading your plant to LEDs

Mistakes to avoid when highlighting your plant to LED include choosing the wrong watt level, not... » more

Improving power factor to reduce energy demand charges, increase capacity

Low power is not only inefficient, but can also be expensive over the life of an electrical system.... » more

Five ideas to start on the path to energy efficiency

If the goal is to save money on energy at an industrial facility, taking proper care of the... » more

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles: January 9-January 15: Lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy, more

Articles about lowering compressed air costs, methods for motor testing, keeping DC motors healthy,... » more

Direct drive panel fan

The direct drive APW Panel Fans are designed to provide aerodynamically efficient performance with... » more

Importance of motor winding analysis in a facility

Motor faults and failure can cause disruptions to business operations and lead to loss of... » more

Plant Engineering names three to Editorial Advisory Board

Billy Taylor, David Skelton and Dr. Shi-Wan Lin will advise on content for readers. » more

The two most common methods of motor testing

Regular testing of the electrical motors provides many benefits, including financial savings,... » more

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Products

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Distribution blocks with three configurations

DBL distribution blocks three configurations: single-pole splitter, multi-pole splitter, and grouping functionality; as well as being modular and touch proof, which eliminate the need for bus bars, isolators and fasteners.

Cloud-based supervision and diagnostics system

ABB's Ability Electrical Distribution Control System, is a cloud-based energy management, remote supervision and diagnostics system that connects a facility’s electrical equipment with the Internet of Things.

Controller combines single-axis controller, servo amplifier

Yaskawa's Sigma-7Siec is designed for automation applications that require the control of only one servo motor and offers an amplifier/controller combination. » more

Mobile robot series for material transportation applications

Mobile Industrial Robots' MiR 200 is a mobile robot designed to quickly and cost-effectively automate their material transportation applications.  » more

Modular access system

Wildeck's LadderLink modular access system that provides an affordable and rugged framework of five core bolt-together components designed to allow users to create a customized access solution. » more

Webcasts

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Research Analyst Blog

Machine-tool industry limiting growth in the motion...

The machine-tool industry continues to be the largest sector for the... » more

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Videos

Lubrication strategy and energy management

Plant Engineering content manager Bob Vavra...

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Poll of the Week

How will your plant implement the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) strategies in 2016?
We already are using these on our plant floor and plan to expand
We are just implementing our first IIoT strategies
We are still evaluating IIoT strategies
We have no plans to implement IIoT strategies
We don't know about IIoT


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