Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

In the final quarter of 2019, Nexans, Eversource, and Ørsted announced a framework agreement. The agreement will reinforce their long-term partnership and will result in Nexans having the opportunity to provide up to 1,000 km of subsea high voltage export cables for Ørsted’s offshore wind farms in North America. The first delivery is expected by 2022 and the agreement extends until 2027.

 

 

 

EPLAN eBUILD is the name for this newcomer, which opens up completely new possibilities in engineering as part of the EPLAN ePULSE cloud-based services. The software is causing users to sit up and take notice. After all, the working method is completely new and – appropriate to use in the cloud environment – is thoroughly designed for ease of use.

 

 

 

B&R, a unit of ABB’s Robotics and Discrete Automation business, announced the integration of ABB robots into its automation portfolio. With the ability to offer unprecedented levels of machine flexibility and precision, merging robotics with machine control into one unified architecture will enable manufacturers to embrace the trend of mass customization and optimize their lot size one processes.

 

 

 

Beckhoff Automation has introduced new TwinCAT Cloud Engineering software for IoT and Industrie 4.0 applications. With this feature-filled addition to the TwinCAT 3 platform, users can instantiate and use existing TwinCAT engineering and runtime products directly in the cloud. The solution is easy to access from the Beckhoff website with a web browser and requires no additional software.

 

 

 

The type of fruitful development partnership and trusting, reliable relationship that has existed between Canadian machine manufacturer Husky Injection Molding Systems and control system supplier Beckhoff for roughly 20 years is a rarity these days. Husky recently underscored this by honoring Beckhoff with its EMEA Supplier Award at the K 2019 trade show held in Düsseldorf, Germany, in October.

 

 

 

Keeping pace with significant advances in motor speed control technologies, the International Society of Automation (ISA) has published a second edition of Motors & Drives: A Practical Technology Guide. This new release has been updated to reflect innovative new motor and drive technologies that are safer, smarter, and easier to program and implement; provide superior diagnostic capabilities; and deliver seamless integration. 

 

 

 

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced recently that it launched its new MOVE elevator model featuring fast delivery, space savings and low environmental impact suited to use in medium- and low-rise office buildings and apartments in Europe. Development and manufacturing are being handled by subsidiary Mitsubishi Elevator Europe B.V., which will market the model in the Netherlands, UK, France and other European countries, targeting annual sales of 1,500 units in the fiscal year ending in March 2026.

 

 

 

Industrial producers with batch applications can now create more flexible, reliable and productive operations with the latest release of FactoryTalk Batch software from Rockwell Automation. The software will improve productivity of design teams and will assist operations with improved system reliability and enhanced mobility features.

 

 

 

Affiliated Distributors (AD)’s Electrical Business Unit hosted its U.S., Canada and Mexico members, supplier partners and service providers in Aurora, Colorado for a successful North American Meeting in Oct, 2019. The theme of the year’s meetings was “All In,” described as absolute commitment, pushing the status quo, getting fully involved and having an unwavering drive with customers, business partners and fellow associates. One highlight of the meeting was the unveiling of the 2019 AD Spirit of Independence Awards.

 

 

 

Recently, Verdantix, an independent research and consulting firm with expertise in environment, health, safety and quality, operational excellence and smart buildings, released their Green Quadrant IoT Platforms For Smart Buildings 2019 report. Johnson Controls was positioned as a leader in both IoT platform/application capabilities and momentum for strategic success in the Green Quadrant. The Green Quadrant graphical analysis was created using a flexible multi-criteria model to categorize and compare companies’ Integrated IoT platforms and Applications for Smart Buildings based on 21 key capabilities and six metrics gauging momentum for strategic success.

 

 

 

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