Drives & Controls October 2022

50 CONTENTS n Drives&Controls is a controlled circulation publication. If you live in the UK and want to subscribe phone 0333 577 0801 or fax 0845 604 2327. Alternatively for both UK and overseas subscriptions please subscribe online at If you have any enquiries regarding your subscription, please use these numbers. The content of this magazine, website and newsletters do not necessarily express the views of the Editor or publishers.The publishers accept no legal responsibility for loss arising from information in this publication. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be produced or stored in a retrieval systemwithout the written consent of the publishers. Paid subscriptions UK: £110 per annum Europe: £145 per annum Rest of World: £180 per annum Printing: Warners Midlands PLC., PE10 9PH ISSN 0950 5490 Copyright: DFA Manufacturing Media Ltd 2022 NEXT ISSUE The November/December issue of Drives & Controls will contain our annual feature on machinery safety, as well as a look at what’s been happening in the world of controlgear and enclosures, and a report on recent developments in controllers, HMIs and software. UPDATE 14 Comment 15 ABB Back to Basics 52 Gambica column 54 New Products 56 Design Data and Multimedia 57 Products & Services IN DEPTH Follow us onTwitter @DrivesnControls Drives MagazineWeb site Follow us on LinkedIn @ Drives & Controls Join us on Facebook Drives & Controls Drives & Controls REGULARS 28 26 16 6 48 DRIVES & CONTROLS October 2022 Vol 38 No 9 Editor Tony Sacks t: 01732 465367 e: Consultant Editor Andy Pye t: 07808 137312 e: Production Manager Sarah Blake t: 01233 770781 e: Project Liaison Manager Emma Floyd t: 01732 370340 e: Marketing Executive Hope Jepson t: 01732 370340 e: Financial Caren Brown t: 01732 370340 e: ADVERTISING Sales Director Damien Oxlee t: 01732 370342 m: 07951 103754 e: Sales Manager AndyWylie t: 01732 370341 m: 07939 607855 e: DFA Direct Ian Atkinson t: 01732 370340 e: Italy Oliver & Diego Casiraghi e: t: +39 031 261407 f: +39 031 261380 Managing Director Ryan Fuller t: 01732 370344 e: Chief Executive Officer Ian Atkinson t: 01732 370346 e: Reader/Circulation Enquiries Perception-MPS Ltd t: 01825 701520 e: HEAD OFFICE DFA Manufacturing Media Ltd 192 High Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BE t: 01732 370340 f: 01732 360034 e: 38 5 News A round-up of the latest business and industry developments from around the world. 16 Technology Cutting-edge innovations in motion, power transmission, controls and related technologies. 26 Big Data The data produced by automation systems can unlock new insights – but only if it can be accessed effectively. An expert explains how edge-to-cloud IIoT systems are simplifying access to this valuable resource. 28 Machine Building and Operation Our special seven-page feature contains examples of the machine-builder’s art in a variety of sectors including bulk-bagging, electrical components and corrugated packaging. We also report on an emerging business model in which machine-builders“rent”machines to their customers. 36 Precision Engineering and Motion Control An analyst examines the future prospects for the motion controls market which is expected to grow by 9.1% this year, and to continue expanding as new opportunities emerge. Also we report on how advanced control technologies and bespoke software are helping to emulate the expertise and traditions of Turkish carpet-makers. 40 Water How an Italian utility has implemented smart, plug-and-play condition- monitoring technologies for its pump powertrains, resulting in higher efficiencies, lower costs and reduced downtime. And how a pump upgrade at a German wastewater plant paid for itself in just three months. 44 Talking Industry The vital issue of cybersecurity was the topic for debate in the latest of our Talking Industry series of online panel discussions. The session’s chairman reports on some of the points made by the experts during their conversation. 46 SPS Preview The SPS automation megashow returns to its Nuremberg home next month for the first time since 2019. Last year, the exhibition had to be cancelled at the last minute due to Covid. This year, the organisers hope, things will be back to normal. 48 Advanced Engineering Preview The 13th edition of the Advanced Engineering show arrives at the NEC next month to celebrate innovation, collaboration and sustainability in engineering and manufacturing. It will include a two-day seminar on connected manufacturing. 50 Smart Expo Preview Smart Factory Expo, part of the wider Digital Manufacturing Week taking place in Liverpool next month, will give visitors a glimpse into the latest digitalisation technologies. 46 42 44