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The power of the port

The power of the port
The journey from tree to power station can be treacherous for the humble wood pellet, but there is a lot riding on the successful delivery of this biomass fuel to power stations across the world. The cornerstone of the journey of these wood pellets are the ports that import this valuable cargo to be delivered to power stations across the UK. So, what would happen if these ports where to lose mains power supply? That’s exactly what happened to a port in the North of England, causing a shortage of biomass fuel for neighbouring power stations.
13th September 2018

Don’t let the harmonics grind you down

Don’t let the harmonics grind you down
In 1976, it was discovered that the bacteria causing Legionnaires disease, an atypical strain of pneumonia, had always been present in water, but it was the precise temperature of the water in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems that facilitated the bacteria’s maximum reproduction levels. This is just one example of the unintended consequences of technology.
17th November 2016

Don’t take your IGBT for granted

Don’t take your IGBT for granted
In the form of a brake chopper, incorporated into the device, many drives manufacturers actually design and build their products with a seventh Insulated-Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT). Global Business Development Manager of Maintenance and Repair Specialist at CP Automation, John Mitchell is going to look at the dangers of taking the IGBT for granted.
5th October 2016

Customer request produces 690V solar EMC filters

Customer request produces 690V solar EMC filters
A high voltage, high performance three-phase EMC filter range from Roxburgh EMC is available at specialist distributor CP Automation The KMF3420V is specifically designed for use with high kW inverters used in photovoltaic solar power applications. The filters are fitted on inverters to minimise harmful electromagnetic noise that can damage electrical equipment or cause spurious malfunctions
11th July 2016

Think outside the box for cranes and hoists

Think outside the box for cranes and hoists
When contemplating entering the cranes and hoists market, panel builders and system integrators need to think outside the box - not only laterally but vertically as well. Mainstream horizontal applications like conveyors cannot be shoehorned into the same category as cranes and hoists. Tony Young, owner and director of CP Automation explains the complexities of vertical lift applications.
13th June 2016

Keeping costs down while increasing productivity

European manufacturers are estimated to spend over €400bn every year on maintenance activities. Studies show that about 30% of failed machinery can be repaired at half the cost of buying replacements, which suggests a potential 15% saving. John Mitchell, business development manager, CP Automation, discusses the issues that stop manufacturers cutting costs and improving productivity – the essence of lean manufacturing.
2nd March 2016

Top 10 tips for mitigating harmful harmonics

The rise of non-linear loads in industrial environments over the last two decades has resulted in the growing problem of harmonic currents and utility-level voltage distortion. Facing a lack of awareness, the industry has struggled to implement effective mitigation techniques. Here, global business development manager of CP Automation, John Mitchell, discusses offers useful tips for mitigating harmonics.
27th January 2016

Harmonic filter range ensures stable power quality

Harmonic filter range ensures stable power quality
2014 has seen record levels of applications in which CP Automation's range of harmonic filters have been required, according to the company. The number and capacity of drives used in plant applications is increasing, and rising levels of harmonics are beginning to play havoc in industry, the most common problems including extreme stress on the electrical network, deterioration of the supply voltage quality and damage to equipment.
22nd December 2014

Whitepaper explores different methods of harmonic mitigation

Whitepaper explores different methods of harmonic mitigation
Authored by Jonas Persson, Product Manager, Comsys, a whitepaper exploring different methods of harmonic mitigation has been made available by CP Automation. Designed to tackle a lack of industry awareness, the paper will educate engineers on the most appropriate solutions to mitigate the damage caused by harmonic currents and utility level voltage distortion.
11th August 2014

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