• 30 Mar
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    Efficient redundancy for power supplies

    Marco van der Linden of PULS reviews advances in reliable power system availability in the event of a short-circuit.

  • 30 Mar
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    Using Cube67 fieldbus with Evolution Power Supplies

    Conveyor and palletising systems from Zecchetti Handling Technologies are capable of processing over 60,000 plastic bottles an hour. To increase the machines run-time and add essential diagnostics capabilities, they use Murrelektronik’s Cube67 fieldbus system with IO-Link sensors and the Cube67 Diagnostic Gateway module.

  • 2 Jan
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    Don’t ever compromise on power supplies for ATEX systems

    “It’s more than just a logo on a datasheet” – says Marco van der Linden, UK Country Manager for PULS Power.

  • 2 Jan
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    Easy to program, flexible to use - controllers for DC charging stations

    Setting up a DC charging station is a rather complex project, but it can be effortlessly mastered using an intelligent and easily programmable charging controller. The EV Charge Control Professional DC charging controller encompasses all the interfaces of a sophisticated fast charging station in a single device.

  • 27 Sep
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    Oceans of potential for data centres

    Welcome to the October issue of PBSI! This month’s issue includes an article (Eaton – pg.32) discussing the dichotomy between reducing the environmental impact of data centres at a time when an ever-increasing amount of data is being produced.

  • 27 Sep
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    Solving the data centre dichotomy

    By 2020, there will be 40 times more bytes of data than there are stars in the observable universe. The question is, are our digital-first lifestyles really creating an environmental villain, or could data centres be the answer to our energy crisis by helping to drive the use of renewables and take pressure off our reliance on carbon-energy?

  • 23 Aug
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    Why low-voltage assemblies must comply with BS EN 61439

    Low-voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies are at the heart of most electricity distribution networks. Few assemblies cause any problems throughout their life, in part because many never, if ever, are fully loaded or subject to a design limit occurrence. However, if issues arise it can be many years after the initial installation and if they do arise, the consequences can be severe.

  • 23 Aug
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    Efficiency gains

    Using electrical power efficiently is fundamental to any business looking to meet sustainability goals and reduce energy costs. Will Darby, of metering, controls and automation specialist Carlo Gavazzi UK, explains how a robust metering strategy is key to energy optimisation in a data centre.

  • 23 Aug
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    How to take the heat off data centre HVAC systems

    HVAC systems are the second largest consumer of energy in data centres, after the IT load, accounting for up to 40 percent of energy use. Carl Turbitt, UK sales manager – HVAC drives, ABB, explains how using variable speed drives can significantly cut cooling costs, reduce CO2 output, and improve uptime.

  • 5 Jun
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    It can’t always be lead

    For many years, lead-acid batteries have been used almost exclusively in DC-UPS systems for industrial systems. However, users have had to deal with the disadvantages of the limited lifetime, restricted temperature range and high weight of such batteries.

  • 5 Jun
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    Asset health solution optimises switchgear efficiency

    ABB is helping to improve switchgear efficiency and operational safety with ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for switchgear (SWICOM). The company suggests that SWICOM is able to reduce maintenance costs by as much as 30 percent.

  • 1 Apr
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    The history of UL, UL Certification, and UL Listed transformers

    Eastern Transformers & Equipment (ETE) has recently received certification to design and manufacture UL Listed transformers. As such, the following will be an insight into the history of UL, what UL Certification refers to and UL Listed transformers.

  • 4 Feb
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    As late as possible, but as soon as needed

    A significant factor in achieving cost-effectiveness with machines and systems is the ability to utilise the maximum performance capabilities of components for as long as possible.

  • 4 Feb
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    Standards applicable to UPS systems – and why they’re important

    As electrical systems of significant size, UPSs must always be installed with adequate regard for the safety of anyone who may come into contact with the equipment.

  • 4 Feb
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    Consolidating tech in the utilities sector

    Despite the utilities sector being one of the first areas of industry to digitalise its operations in the 1970s, business leaders have been slow to make systematic changes in recent years.