Reduce Downtime in Manufacturing
Keeping Power Consistent
Incorrect or inconsistent power supply can cause all kinds of problems.
A power surge tripping a circuit breaker isn’t a serious issue. If it happens often then it’s wasting valuable time and is something businesses simply do not need to tolerate. Similarly, it doesn’t feel like a big issue to change fuses that blow faster than they should.
With the right power control in place this now becomes an avoidable stoppage. Correct power and consequently heat dissipation is an important factor to consider for long term reliability. Heatsink design, oversized junctions and correct cabling size, all contribute too. We all know what heat does to electronics so keeping the cabinet temperature under control is essential. It’s also easy to see how a lack of power or sudden dips in power or voltage could cause machinery to run slowly. Choosing the correct control mode for your process is essential to keeping everything running as it should and reduce downtime in manufacturing.
Modern manufacturing thrives on being agile and responsive to changing demands. Power control systems therefore need to be easy to operate and easy to change so avoiding unnecessarily long stops. The ability to make quick changes and adjustments is important to running production efficiently. Even if manufacturing demands aren’t changing, the ability to connect directly to our controllers allows the operator to retrieve good quality data. Optimising how their machine is performing helps avoid where possible the sort of problems described above.
Better control over the power going into your heating elements results in better control of the temperature and extended component life. Features such as soft-start, phase angle firing and current limit, give machine builders and operators the ability to fine tune the way power is delivered, helping avoid the troublesome short stops and slowdowns. By avoiding the sudden power surges when a machine starts up or dealing with the change in power requirements that can happen as a components age, you can make it less likely that a circuit breaker will trip, or a heating element will burn out and keep your operation running more smoothly.
If your manufacturing process are prone to slowdowns and short stops due to the issues mentioned, our team of specialists can advise on solutions that will not only avoid these issues and save you time but ultimately save you money too. We can advise you on the most effective products for your operation and how to install and run them to get the most out of them. To speak to someone about your requirements, please get in touch on 01323 811 100, alternatively, you can take a look at our product range at https://cdautomation.co.uk/thyristor-power-controllers/.