Comment & Opinion

Focus On: The Machine Safety Market

24 Aug , 2016  

Dario Dallefrate, Safety Product Manager at Control Techniques, gives an overview of the machine safety market and the trend towards increasing safety technologies for original equipment manufacturers.

More…

, , ,

Technical

Drives & Motors In Cranes And Hoists

15 Aug , 2016  

For many decades, motors and drives have been utilised in electric hoists, reels and winches. Andy Pye explains how they are incorporated into these systems.

More…

, , , , ,

Education

Introduction To Open And Closed Loop Control Systems

2 Aug , 2016  

Everybody in the world will at some point have used a control system, perhaps without realising. Here Geraint Thomas expands on the difference between open and closed loop systems.

More…

,

Education

A Brief History Of AC/DC Electricity

27 Jul , 2016  

In the world of electricity the question is still asked; What is the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC)? Here, Geraint Thomas looks at the history.

More…

, , , , ,

Education

Automation Technology In Sport

12 Jul , 2016  

Here, Chris Corfield looks at some interesting ways automation and technology are used the world of sport.

More…

, , ,

Technical

Energy Efficiency With Variable Speed Drives (Part 2)

4 Jul , 2016  

In the second part of this blog series, Control Techniques’ chief engineer looks deeper at achieving greater energy efficiency using variable speed drives.

More…

, , ,

Comment & Opinion

India – A Manufacturing Powerhouse?

20 Jun , 2016  

Worli_skyline_with_BSWL_1

The Automation Engineer speaks to Rengan Rajan, Managing Director of Emerson Industrial Automation’s sales office in Chennai, to learn about the automation market in India

More…

, , ,

Technical

Benefits Of Liquid Cooled Motors

14 Jun , 2016  

Benefits Of Liquid Cooled Motors

In this post we offer an introductory overview of liquid cooled industrial motors (also referred to as “LC”), covering the basic principles, benefits & applications compared to standard air-cooled motors.

More…

, , ,

Technical

Energy Efficiency With Variable Speed Drives (Part 1)

24 May , 2016  

In this article, Colin Hargis, chief engineer for Control Techniques, looks at the issue of energy efficiency with variable speed drives.

More…

, , , ,

Education

What Is An Electric Motor?

17 May , 2016  

What is an electric motor?  Here, Leroy-Somer’s Fatma Zanzou explains the basic principles behind these devices which turn electricity into motion.

More…

, , ,