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Improved reliability
Published:  20 July, 2017

Samuel Taylor, a specialist manufacturer of bimetallic strips, reports it has improved the reliability of its production line by retrofitting two applications with ABB variable speed drives (VSDs). The production line consists of a leveler, grooving and inlay machines, a bonder and a recoiler. The recoiler originally used a DC motor but the need to replace the commutator brush gear meant the motor was often in for repair.

Adford CNC, a specialist in CNC machine tool servicing and repair, refitted the recoiler with a 5.5 kW AC motor, controlled by a 7.5 kW ABB general purpose drive, ACS580.

A second ABB general purpose drive was installed on the motor on the bonder.

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