Technical

Drives For Industrial Refrigeration And Industrial Cooling Applications

6 Dec , 2016  

Andy Pye looks at how variable speed drives help keep things like food and medicine cool in industrial refrigeration applications.

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Technical

Introduction To Harmonics: Part 2

29 Nov , 2016  

In the second part of this mini-series, Colin Hargis looks at the effective management of harmonics. 

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Technical

Introduction To Harmonics: Part 1

22 Nov , 2016  

Colin Hargis, chief engineer at Control Techniques, delves into the subject of electrical power harmonics in this two-part blog. 

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Education

What Is A Permanent Magnet Motor?

15 Nov , 2016  

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Leroy-Somer’s Mickael Villeger looks in detail at what is a permanent magnet motor, including a look back at how these useful industrial workhorses came back into mainstream use. 

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Markets & Sectors

The Story Behind China’s Booming Machine Builders

8 Nov , 2016  

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) making automated machines for factories are experiencing a period of intense change in their industry. Gareth Jones, vice president for strategic marketing at Control Techniques, gives his view on the challenges facing the world’s machine builders. 

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Education

My Job Is: Product Manager

21 Oct , 2016  

Dominic Bowker, product manager for Control Techniques, explains a bit about his role with the company.

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Technical

Drives And Motors In Automotive Test Rigs

17 Oct , 2016  

Test rigs are used extensively in the automotive and aerospace industries, testing a variety of vehicles. Andy Pye looks at how drives & motors are used within these systems.

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Insight

How Drives & Motors Fit Into Industry 4.0

5 Oct , 2016  

On the surface, Industry 4.0 can seem a somewhat nebulous concept. Dario Dallefrate, global product manager at Control Techniques, aims to shed some light.

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Insight

A Factory Fit For The Future

26 Sep , 2016  

The factory of the future will be inhabited by 3D printers, robots, and other advanced machines, all driven by software. Andy Pye looks in more detail at what that entails.

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Markets & Sectors

Automating America

20 Sep , 2016  

The Automation Engineer speaks to Alex Harvey – US marketing director for Control Techniques – to learn his view on what the future holds for automation in America.

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