* Electric drives maker Mitsubishi enters the lucrative UK systems support business with five dedicated drive systems centres. Each will be staffed by at least two applications engineers, a project manager and service personnel and will have close ties with local industries. In addition to drives, each centre can provide a full automation package including PLCs, Scada and software. The company says drive reliability is a vital part of the factory or process. It cites the example of a cat litter producer where the motor on the dust extraction unit ran at fixed speed. Cost cutting recommended by Mitsubishi included fitting a motor and variable speed drive as well as recycling the dust. Savings in the first year alone paid for the cost of the project.
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* Data acquisition products from Anville can be hired exclusively through test, measurement and computer equipment rental firm Microlease. Series 420 is a compact 16-channel unit capable of system control, data display, data logging and alarms. Results can be exported to other applications using custom software running under Windows.
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* An extended five-year warranty, believed to be the first of its kind from a manufacturer, is available on Nicolas Correas bed mills purchased through UK agent Rudolph Carne.
The deal includes remote service support by Carne using an ISDN2 and modem link.
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* Free fax engineering notes from sensors company Control Transducers answer design and field engineers’ technical queries.
They cover pressure, load, force, rotary, linear and tilt measurement sensors.