On 16 June the first phase of the EU MEPS scheme comes into effect, requiring a minimum efficiency level of IE2 for motors rated from 0.75kW to 375kW. To find out more about this and the other forthcoming MEPS requirements and deadlines, see this article from Eriks.
We also have an article on motor efficiency from Brammer, and Nord has developed two utilities, namely a decision tree and an interactive energy savings calculator. Also, don't forget the Blackberry App from WEG for estimating the energy savings from energy-efficient motors, as well as the corresponding reductions in carbon dioxide emissions and return on investment.
Safebook 4 - machinery safety guidance from Rockwell Automation
This new edition has been thoroughly updated and includes more information on the functional safety standards EN ISO 13849-1 and EN (IEC) 62061. More?
The need for validation of safety-related control system designs
Paul Laidler explains why machine builders need to ensure that their designs for EN ISO 13849-1 safety-related control systems are properly validated. More?
PCME torque and force transducers are highly robust
Ixthus is introducing torque and force transducers based on non-contact Pulsed Current Modulated Encoding, which makes them robust and easy to install. More?
ATEX-approved smart vibration switch for machine monitoring
Versatile, reliable and very cost-effective, PCB's smart vibration switches are now also approved for use in hazardous areas. More?
Solid Keenserts - thread strengthening, repair and repositioning
Specialty Fasteners & Components is now supplying stainless steel Solid Keenserts that can be drilled and tapped with concentric or off-centre threads. More?
250+ subcontractors to exhibit at Subcon 2011
Subcon 2011, which takes place next week at the Birmingham NEC, will have hundreds of exhibitors, as well as a wide-ranging seminar programme. More?
SPS/IPC/Drives 2011, 22-24 November
Put the date in your diary! This year the three 'trend topics' are Energy efficiency, Industrial identification, and Safety and security. More?
Non-contact transfer unit handles food and sensitive products
PEEK non-contact transfer systems can bring benefits to the handling of delicate foods and components in other industries where cleanliness is essential. More?
Pilz launches PNOZ s30 safe standstill and speed monitor
The new Pilz PNOZ s30 is suitable for monitoring standstill, speed and direction of rotation, and it can be used with a variety of different feedback technologies. More?
Choosing the right technology for positioning applications
Lenze says that many 'servo' positioning applications can be implemented at lower cost by using the latest generation of inverter drives. More?
TSA series E-Type thermal shock chambers use less energy
Unitemp is introducing the innovative ESPEC TSA series E-Type thermal shock chambers that consume up to 37 per cent less energy. More?
USB-based DAQ for all measured quantities
HBM's new espressoDAQ range of USB-based measuring amplifiers are designed to acquire virtually all measured quantities reliably, easily and cost-effectively. More?
A different Dilbert cartoon every day
Topics this week include working independently, open-plan offices, spreadsheet errors, debating skills and press releases. More?
White Paper: the business case for power conditioning
Powervar has published a White Paper that demonstrates how power quality technology delivers cost savings for equipment manufacturers. More?
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