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ABB DCS550 DC Drive

25 Nov 2021

ABB DCS550 DC Drives 20A to 1000A This compact and feature packed DCS550 DC drive is an ideal drive solution for machinery manufacturers as it gives machine builders the flexibility and features needed, either for new machine designs or to retrofit existing machines. They are designed with a wide range of built-in features including an integrated three-phase filed exciter (up to 35 A), a wide selection of communication options, PID controls, and adaptive programming. All these features help you integrate without DC drive control without having to add more and more components. Features: Compact dimensions for installations with limited space Integrated high performance three-phase field exciter up to 35 A Fits all available motors without additional installations “Winder” with commissioning assistant Different Fieldbus interface Additional PID-controller Adaptive programming with Drive AP, ABB’s graphical PC-tool Various start-up assistants and auto-tune functions Large control panel Rugged design Worldwide service and support Modern DC-drives – More up-to-date than ever Today, DC-drive technology is more up-to-date than ever. Their attractive cost-performance ratio and functional advantages such as high torque at low speed, lightweight, and low power loss turn DC-drives into the preferred solution for many applications. As far as innovation is concerned ABB’s DC[1] drives to match the same high standards as ABB’s AC drives.   Easy upgrade of installed older converters The machines are frequently still in very good condition but spare parts and know-how for the installed power electronics are no longer available. With the DCS550, existing machines can be kept in operation by replacing the old drive. Short downtimes and low costs for the retrofit are additional advantages of an upgrade of existing machinery   Simplicity as a principle The DCS550 is based on the well-proven concept of ABB’s digital converters, which is highly appreciated around the world for its simplicity. Each operating step is displayed explicitly and easily comprehensible for the user.   Control panel: High level of convenience included The assistant control panel is part of the basic unit. It offers a multi-language alpha-numeric display (EN, DE, ES, FR, IT) with multilingual help function. The large graphic display allows the user to freely select actual and set values. Another additional advantage: the user can call up a list of all changed parameters. The control panel can also store parameters as a security backup or copy them for use in other converters.   Fieldbus: Pluggable flexibility The pluggable Fieldbus options allow the connection to most automation systems. A single cable with two twisted conductors replaces complex conventional cabling while reducing cost and increasing the reliability of the entire system. Profibus, CANopen, DeviceNet, ControlNet, Modbus RTU, Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, EtherCAT, ProfiNet   I/O extension modules: The pluggable I/O modules extend the basic I/O’s. − RDIO-01 Digital extension module 3 x DI, 2 x DO − RAIO-01 Analogue extension module 2 x AI, 2 x AO Applications of DCS550 include extruders, sugar centrifuges, wire drawing machines, coating lines, printing machines, presses, tools machine main drives, food processing machines, woodworking, retrofit of analog DC-technology. Looking for any ABB products?  Get in touch with our sales team if you are looking for any automation parts.

Plan and Start your PLC Upgrade Today.

18 Nov 2021

Plan and Start your PLC upgrade today. To achieve a high level of productivity, safety, and cybersecurity for your control system, PLC needs to be upgraded from time to time when the PLC reaches the end of life or discontinued by manufacturers. Upgrading the PLCs help to reduce the risks of unnecessary downtime, drive efficiency, and optimize high performance for your control system. Why should you upgrade your PLC? Upgrading a PLC can help to reduce any unnecessary breakdown or failure of the system. Through upgrading, the upgraded PLC with the latest features can fully support the latest version control system. There is a high risk for breakdown or downtime for those unsupported control systems with outdated PLC. The production line will be down until you locate and integrate a replacement. Loss of production will impact your finances significantly while you source for other replacement parts or wait for a new solution to be implemented. Upgrading the PLC can be a complex task. Through our expertise and high-skilled engineering team, we can fix all types of PLC upgrades and provide on-site technical support throughout the upgrading or migration process. QC Engineering will plan and execute a custom solution to upgrade any PLCs to meet your requirements. PLCs that can be upgraded include modular PLC, compact PLC, rack PLC, etc. Our engineering team is always available to address all your automation needs and to help you maximize the benefits of upgrading. Be proactive and take action to check your system and arrange for upgrading with us to avoid any loss of cost and production. PLC upgrade and migration services include: - Migration and modernization of PLC - PLC installation and commissioning - PLC / HMI program conversion - PLC I/O replacement/rewiring - HMI upgrade / replacement - PLC controller replacement - PLC network upgrades - PLC consultancy - Panel replacement - Other requirements upon request. For more details on PLC upgrading or migration services, contact us at +65- 6225 7009.

Basics of Safety Relays

10 Nov 2021

Basics of Safety Relays A safety relay is an electrical safety component used in the automation industry to monitor some of the safety functions. In the event of a hazardous condition or in the event of a malfunction, the safety relay helps to protect and reduce the existing risks to an acceptable level. Safety relay is not only reliable to configure the complete safety chain, but it does so quickly, simply, cost-effective, and minimizes the risks to prevent any injury. Safety functions of Safety Relays There are many safety functions of safety relays, including: Emergency stop button Safety gates Time delay Press sensitive mats Time delay Two hands control device Light beam device Interlock safety switches Why should you use safety relays? To reduce risks – Safety relays installed in the system and machine help to reduce any risks that occurred in the event of malfunction or in hazardous conditions. It provides a reliable fast response to stop the machine or system when detecting any risks. Cost Saving – Install a safety relay to your machine and system can help to monitor the condition of operation as well as prevent any damaging and high cost of maintenance when under hazardous conditions. QC Engineering covers a wide range of brands for these safety relays, include of Schneider, Siemens, Omron, ABB, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, and GE. Get in touch with our sales for further details and inquiries.

5 Types of Motor Enclosures

10 Nov 2021

In order to protect the motors from harsh environments and increase their life span, motor enclosures are the most common component that is used to protect the motor with its special cooling system and make sure the motors are running in a suitable condition. There are five types of motor enclosures that exist in the market with different degrees of protection. How to choose a motor enclosure for your applications? Which is the right one for your machines? Let’s discover more about the most common types of motor enclosures. Open Drip Proof Type This type of enclosure is equipped with an open enclosure. It permits the cooling airflow through the motor. The vent opening can avoid any particles or liquids flowing through from above at angles up to  15 degrees from the vertical positions that is harmful to internal parts of the motor. Total Enclosed Non-Ventilated Type Some elements surrounding the motors may be harmful to the internal parts of the motors. A total enclosed non-ventilated motor enclosure can limit the elements or airflow into the motors. There is no vent opening, it is enclosed tightly Total Enclosed Fan Cooled Type This type of enclosure is quite similar to the total enclosed non-ventilated type, but there is an external fan mounted opposite the drive end of the motor. The fan provides additional cooling functions which allow the airflow over the exterior of the motor to reduce the heat quickly during the operation. Total Enclosed Air Over Type This enclosure blows the air across the motor to cool it quickly instead of using a cooling fan. Explosion Proof Enclosures This is a totally enclosed machine and designed to withstand the explosion of specified gas and elements inside the motor. QC Engineering covers a wide range of brands for these motor enclosures include of Schneider, Siemens, Omron, ABB, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, and GE. Get in touch with our sales for further details and inquiries.

Types of Allen Bradley PLCs

26 Oct 2021

Introduction of Allen Bradley Allen-Bradley is the brand name of a line of factory automation equipment, today owned by Rockwell Automation. The company manufactures programmable logic controllers (PLC), human-machine interfaces, sensors, safety components and systems, software, drives and drive systems, contactors, motor control centers, and systems of such products. Throughout the world, the flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence. Types of Allen Bradley PLCs A programmable logic controller (PLC) or programmable controller is an industrial computer control system used to control different electro-mechanical processes for industrial automation, such as control of machinery on factory assemblies’ line, robotic devices, plants, automation environment or food processing. Allen Bradley manufactured few types of PLCs which help you to meet complex to simple application requirements. Micro Logix Micro Logix Controller System provides five levels of control, small size with greater performance. MicroLogix Controller offers a combined high-speed embedded I/O with the flexibility and expandability of expansion I/O for just the right number of points for any application. MicroLogix Controller increases the application coverage with enhanced network communications.   Compact Logix Compact Logix Controller System is designed to provide a solution for different sized to complex motion with unprecedented power and scalability. This type of controller is suitable for systems that require standalone a system-connected controller over EtherNet/IP, ControlNet, or DeviceNet networks. Control Logix Control Logix System provides discrete, drives, motion, process, and safety control with communication and I/O in a small package. A simple Control Logix System consists of a standard controller and I/O module in one chassis. Looking for any Allen Bradley PLCs or other automation parts?  Get in touch with our sales team for further details or inquiries.

What is Soft Starter?

21 Oct 2021

What is Soft Starter? A Soft Starter is an electronic device that is used to control the acceleration, deceleration and regulate the voltage to the electric motor through start-up. When you turn on an electrical load, there is an initial current flow called inrush current, which may be higher than the normal operating current flows. Hence, the soft starter is used to reduce its inrush current linked with the electric motor and limit the torque. It also helps to decrease mechanical shock and protect the AC electric motor from damage due to the sudden high current flows. During motor stops, the supply voltage is reduced slowly and decelerates the motor. Advantages of Soft Starter Slow ramp-up of the motor help to reduce mechanical shock on the motor Acceleration and deceleration control Extend the life span of the motors Protect the installation works. Protection against short circuit Prevent installation failure by detecting and signaling faults Simplifies wiring Reduce operating costs Increase application productivity Compact and small size Applications of Soft Starter Compressor, Fans, Pumps, Material handling, Specialist machinery (agitators, centrifuges, mixers), conveyors, lifting screw, etc QC Engineering covers a wide range of brands for these soft starters, include of Schneider, Siemens, Omron, ABB, Allen Bradley, Mitsubishi, and GE. Get in touch with our sales for further details and inquiries.  

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