Energy Efficiency

Energy Efficiency March 1, 2002

Invensys retools two divisions; plans to sell other businesses

Invensys plc announced Feb. 19 that it will try to speed up its recovery by reorganizing two core divisions, maintaining its development division, and by selling many of its other businesses.The two core divisions will be Production Management and Energy Management, with combined sales of £4 billion.

By Staff
Energy Efficiency February 21, 2002

Invensys reorganizes into three divisions; plans to sell other businesses

London, U.K. - Invensys plc announced Feb. 19 that it will try to speed up it recovery by reorganizing into two core divisions, maintaining its development division, and by selling many of its other businesses.

By Control Engineering Staff
Energy Efficiency February 4, 2002

Electromagnetic flowmeter delivers performance and economy

Endress+Hauser recently introduced the Promag 23 two-wire electromagnetic flowmeter.

By Control Engineering Staff
Energy Efficiency February 1, 2002

Electromagnetic flowmeter

Greenwood, Ind.— Endress+Hauser introduced Promag 23 two-wire electromagnetic flowmeter. Promag 23's performance is said to be nearly equal to similar four-wire electromagnetic flowmeters, but the two-wire design simplifies installation, especially in hazardous locations. Using microprocessor-controlled energy management technology permits continuous measurement independent of flow...

By Staff
Energy Efficiency October 26, 2001

Invensys Software Systems names division Chief Executive

Herndon, Va. - Invensys plc, the global automation and controls group, announced October 22 that Leo Quinn has been appointed division chief executive of the Software Systems division, effective immediately.

By Gary A. Mintchell, senior editor
Energy Efficiency August 1, 2001

Measure with Magtrol’s new LE210 Load Pin

Buffalo, N.Y. - Magtrol Inc.'s new LE210 Load Measuring Pin with an integrated electronic conditioning unit can be mounted into machines in place of normal shafts and fitted with strain gauges allowing them to produce a signal proportional to the measured load. Made in Switzerland, Magtrol's LE210 is made of high-resistance stainless steel.

By Control Engineering Staff
Energy Efficiency February 1, 2001

E-manufacturing: A Catchy Name for What You Should be Doing Anyway

If you're confused about what e-manufacturing is and how to do it, stay tuned—there's some explaining needed. It seems most software vendors offer e-manufacturing, and many describe capabilities about the same way. Software and hardware that fall into this class have begun to live up to abilities promised several years ago: interconnectibility, interoperability, scalability, to make...

By Laura Zurawski and Mark T. Hoske, CONTROL ENGINEERING
Energy Efficiency February 1, 2001

‘Power management’ chip sets improve motor drive design

El Segundo, Calif.—New Accelerator architecture is said to enhance and simplify motor control circuits, whether microprocessor-based or DSP-based, by "partioning the inverter function as an intelligent power management peripheral to the motion system controller." Chip sets consist of mixed signal 0.

By Staff
Energy Efficiency August 1, 2000

Schneider buys Quantronix; joint ventures with Toshiba

Schneider Electric announced June 29 the acquisition of Quantronix Inc. (Salt Lake City, Ut., www.cubiscan.com), a 12-year-old cubing and weighing system designer and manufacturer. Terms were not disclosed. Quantronix's static or automated products use non-contact ultrasound, laser, and infrared sensing technologies.

By Staff
Energy Efficiency March 1, 2000

Many Benefits, No Magic Bus, in Networking Trenches

Is industrial Ethernet going to eat everyone's lunch? Maybe tomorrow, but not today. Though some initial Ethernet applications and solutions are underway, most users and manufacturers still seem like they're too busy enjoying the savings and efficiencies gained from adopting more established networking protocols.

By Jim Montague, Control Engineering