All Things ABB Blog

  The provider’s fencing strut is only for safety— they are not trying to sell you tables and strut to build wheel barrels or bicycles Like 80/20, ITEM, Faztek, and others The provider actually has a track record...
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Quality Assurance and Research and Development B&D Technologies typically receives two types of requests for test stands. The first request is a way to test quality, whether it is a repair or new product about to go the...
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Introduction Remote I/O (RIO) has been a defacto communications protocol for Allen Bradley (Rockwell) PLCs and automation products for many years. My first network with RIO was in 1995. Many B&D Technologies Engineers and integration partners have utilized...
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Challenge With the new Baldor 501 catalog, some users will notice that the Baldor General Purpose drive, the ACB530, is no longer included. This is because ABB is moving all the drives from the Baldor motor group to...
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Application An engineering firm had an outrageous specification for a municipal water plant drive system. The firm’s contractor worked with us to refine the specification to more practical terms and the end result turned out to be the...
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The ABB DCS800 came out with an amazing tool added to their already popular software, DriveWindow Lite. The commissioning wizard steps the user through the paces of armature tuning, field tuning, speed feedback, speed controller and field weakening....
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I got called out to a customer’s site where an OEM piece of equipment showed up with older ABB motors on it. They are IE2 efficiency, but that was not the issue. Some of the motors were low-mounted...
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Dodge (ABB’s power transmission company) developed the motorized torque arm reducer with maintenance in mind. There is a prevailing belief that leaving the belt drives on bulk handling conveyors create an intentional weak spot on the system to...
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B&D's competitor quoted a typical shaft mount drive assembly. The customer wanted to eliminate any unnecessary conveyor components as well as any potential safety guarding. B&D Technologies provided them with a motorized torque design so that v-belt drive,...
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This is a frequently asked question on every DC drive application the Applications Engineering Group (AEG) does: What happens in the Drive? For armature (DCS800) and field (DCF800) supply drives, when thyristor power converters operate, the line voltage...
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http://new.abb.com/drives/dc/dcs800-s We had a tricky technical question come through the AEG (Applications Engineering Group) last week. The customer (fairly adept with DCS800s) could not get past base speed on a tach feedback DCS800. The motor nameplate had a...
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Welcome to the B&D Technologies Applications Engineering Group’s (AEG) blog about all things ABB. This blog comes from the years of experience and partnership with ABB. We have the distinction of being the first ABB Authorized Value Provider...
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