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Exec Forum gets Strategicity

The concept of Strategicity is discussed with senior execs from the plastics conversion industry at this years’ Executive Forum, Naples FL. Robert Knaster, SyncroSpeed VP Sales North America, challenged executives to embrace the issues of energy efficiency at the strategic level. No longer a necessary fixed cost to be endured by manufacturing operations, energy consumption and its reduction offer great scope in improving bottom line profits, improved competitiveness, and hedges Read More

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Heller Crank Mill Upgrade completed

We have recently completed the control system replacement of a RFK200 Heller Crank mill. The original UniPro control system is now obsolete with continued support and servicing being a major problem. Our client is a prestige automotive component manufacturer and whilst the machine was still mechanically sound, the control system provided a constant headache with regular breakdowns and machine malfunctions. Over the course of the project, we completely removed the Read More

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Value in Vermont

A recent SyncroSpeed installation delivered savings beyond the expectation of all. Prior measurement and analysis forecast a very positive result, but  more was achieved with this 3-motor SyncroSpeed system retrofit to an HPM 1100t machine. SyncroSpeed supports an advanced  independent control strategy for each motor to maximise the reductions.The SyncroSpeed performance was scrutinised by Efficiency Vermont, who were pleased to officially report a reduction in motor load of 48.8kW, representing Read More

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SyncroSpeed Results: a great innings Down Under

Auckland, New ZealandCricket isn’t the only game in town, as the SyncroSpeed crew admirably demonstrated down under in Auckland, New Zealand. The energy-saving team put in a great performance, delivering considerably more cost savings for the Kiwi injection moulder than was first estimated. The visitors notched up an annual saving of over NZ$60,000 across three IMMs, leaving the customer not only impressed with the technology, but delighted with the results.fast Read More

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Regional waterworks commissioning is underway

Commissioning is underway at the Otta Ikosi regional water scheme in Nigeria. Electrical Engineers from our regional office in Lagos are onsite carrying out the control system commisioning activities, supported from the head office in the UK. CCS Technology were responsible for the design and manufacture of the complete electrical control system including PLC and SCADA systems together with Motor Control Centres, Remote telemetry systems, Solar power generation and remote RTU units for Read More

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SyncroSpeed at K 2013

Plans are now taking shape for our attendance at K 2013.  K is the world’s premier trade fair for the plastics industry and we will be in Düsseldorf  16-23 October 2013, stand 5A33.  This is a great opportunity to develop awareness and interest in SyncroSpeed within the German speaking market, and beyond in central and eastern Europe. Over the next weeks I’ll add more to this blog, so stay tuned. 

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Another Panel for JLR almost ready for dispatch

Richard is carrying out final quality checks prior to shipment of the latest control panel which will be heading to the new I-54 plant for Jaguar Land Rover. This control panel will be controlling a state of the art assembly machine used during the manufacture of JLR’s  new range of engines.  System Details  Controller:  Siemens S7 315-2PN/DP  Graphics:  MP277  Motion:Simotion S110/S120    

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largest retrofit yet!

Germany  This installation of a 315kW inverter is probably the world’s largest single-motor retrofit to an injection moulding machine. The Windsor press has a clamping force of 2200t, was built in 1974 and continues to operate with its original controls and motor.With four other machines this is part of a 3rd phase of installation for the moulding company, whose investment in SyncroSpeed started in 2010. Following successful results with other Read More

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Heat Treatment Robot

This huge 4 axis gantry robot used to move precision metal components through a heat treatment hardening process. The robot spans an area of over 10 by 30 metres and services two heat treatment Furness’s, multiple process and cooling tanks. This video was taken during commissioning trials being undertaken in Sweden.Watch the video to see it in action!The liquid is actually molten salt with a temperature of over 800 degrees Celsius, Read More