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Component Management
13th February 2024
Surge protection considerations during elevator modernisation

Advances in elevator technology have been critical facilitators of the high-rise structures that define our urban skylines. However, upgrades in elevator safety, robustness, quality, space efficiency, and performance are needed to support infrastructure development and meet societal needs.

7th December 2023
Keeping the North Pole running

Every year, Santa’s elves work round the clock to make and wrap toys, which are then delivered to the homes of over two billion children.

Component Management
16th October 2023
CP Automation expands range of active harmonic filters

To help businesses better mitigate power harmonics in variable frequency drives (VFDs), power quality specialist CP Automation has expanded its range of REVCON RHF-Active harmonic filters. The units use pioneering silicon carbide (SiC) technology to offer significant benefits compared with traditional components using insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBT). The filters are now available at both higher and lower power ratings than before.

20th September 2023
Maintaining uptime in Preston water treatment plant

In any industrial facility, electric motors and drives are a strong source of harmonic currents and utility-level voltage distortion.

6th September 2023
Improving power quality and grid edge development

Power quality expert CP Automation now offers QubeScan, a new cloud-based platform from power security solutions provider Powerside.

7th August 2023
Minimising harmonics in small loads with harmonic filters

CP Automation has expanded its range of active harmonic filtering technologies to include the REVCON Low Harmonic Supply (LHS) Active filter.

22nd February 2023
Ensuring power quality across the spectrum

Power quality is a pressing issue in industrial environments and even the slightest harmonic currents or utility-level distortion can inflict costly damage on electrical equipment.

6th December 2022
Improved power quality for passenger access

Lifts are essential for any train station, airport or public transportation facility. If a lift fails, then people’s journeys can be delayed or even rerouted.

7th June 2022
Compact active filter minimises harmonics

CP Automation has expanded its range of active dynamic filtering (ADF) technologies to include P300 active harmonic filters from Swedish cleantech company Comsys.

6th May 2022
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.

Test & Measurement
1st February 2022
CP Automation offers compact and versatile power range

Power quality specialist CP Automation supplies the PQube 3 series of power analysers from Powerside. The power analysers measure, identify and record all power quality disturbances and environmental or process parameter symptoms in real-time. This will equip the company’s customers with the tools to effectively identify power quality disturbance issues and consequently improve productivity at their facilities.

25th January 2021
Power quality experts join forces

CP Automation, has been appointed as a Powerside PRO partner by Power Security Solutions provider and products manufacturer, Powerside. CP Automation joins Powerside’s growing network of 44 worldwide Powerside PRO partners and will supply the company’s compact and versatile PQube 3 Power Analysers to the UK market.

2nd December 2020
Understanding utility capacitor bank switching transients

According to the IEEE Guide on the Surge Environment in Low-Voltage (1,000V and Less) AC Power Circuits C62.41.1-2002, utility capacitor bank switching transients is an issue that exists in nearly every electrical system. Here, John Mitchell, Global Sales & Marketing Director at CP Automation, offers an accessible introduction to this topic, and details why effective surge protection is the answer.

2nd October 2020
CP Automation appoints new business development manager

CP Automation has appointed Jim Rosser as business development manager to oversee the complementary products to variable speed drives (VSDs) and materials handling areas of the business. The new appointment will facilitate the strategic expansion of the company’s operations.

3rd September 2020
CP Automation acquires Magnetek’s UK elevator business

As part of its wider growth plans, CP Automation has acquired Magnetek Elevator UK. The acquisition will bolster CP Automation’s product offering in the elevator market and will ensure that existing Magnetek Elevator customers continue to access high quality products and suitable customer support in the EMEA, Australia and New Zealand markets.

Electrical and Electronic Equipment
19th August 2020
Improving surge protection

Millions of surge protection units in the field are not providing adequate protection for today’s microprocessor-based equipment. As John Mitchell, Global Business Development Manager at CP Automation explains why Surge Protection Devices (SPDs) must be brought up to speed.

20th May 2020
Why should your business monitor power quality?

On August 9th, 2019, a lightning storm caused blackouts across parts of the UK. Although the blackout lasted for less than an hour, around one million people were affected. In light of this event, John Mitchell, global sales & marketing director at supply, installation and repair specialist CP Automation, has explained why modern power quality protection is essential for your facility.

16th December 2019
Reduced energy costs for Namibian dairy farm

Biogas, consisting of approximately 97% methane, is the most environmentally friendly fuel available. However, when one dairy farm in Namibia aimed to shift its entire energy supply to biogas electricity generation, too-high electrical currents and potential power quality issues meant harmonics and surge protection specialist, CP Automation was required to help with the green-project. 

13th September 2018
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 happ...

Component Management
9th February 2018
Reduce waste and increase production

CP Automation now supplies SmartMotion web guide controllers from converting industry component manufacturer, RE-spa. The controllers improve feed accuracy and reduce waste for anyone winding, unwinding or printing on paper, aluminium, plastic or card. The SmartMotion controller fuses drive technology with a stepper motor, reducing the amount of wiring and resulting in a single, compact device that can be incorporated into a new machine, or ...

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