Energy > Savings devices

SMC VHK series finger valves

22 January, 2018

SMC's VHK series of finger valves enable ease of operation and visibility. The robust valves offer a poppet valve construction and can operate at a maximum pressure of 1 MPa and an operating vacuum pressure of -100 kPa.


Making the most of car parking spaces

30 November, 2017

Northam Boulevard Shopping Centre is about an hour east of Perth, and it was recently upgraded to include a solar-powered car park.


Draft energy management standard approved

24 November, 2017

The time has come for ISO 50001 to undergo periodic review to ensure that it continues to meet the rapidly changing needs of the energy sector.


PULS PIC240.241D 24 V, 10 A DIN rail power supply

23 October, 2017

The compact PIC240.241D power supply, by PULS, is the latest addition to the PIANO series. It has many useful characteristics, including an efficiency level of 94.8% and a lifetime of 74,000 h.


Thermo Fisher Scientific ENERGY STAR certified energy-efficient, ultralow-temperature laboratory freezers

20 September, 2017

To reduce energy consumption, Thermo Fisher Scientific's ultralow-temperature freezers incorporate features such as V-drive technology that continually detects and adapts to user patterns to provide temperature uniformity throughout, fast door opening recovery and lower heat emissions to reduce HVAC costs.


Understanding the hype behind residential energy batteries

19 September, 2017 by Jamie Allen, Business Manager Australia and Pacific at LG Chem

Australia is at an energy cross roads — thanks to the rising cost of electricity and the inconsistency of grid services, consumer dissatisfaction is at an all-time high.


Low-energy cooling system sends heat into space

07 September, 2017

US researchers have designed panels with the ability to cool buildings by 3–5°C below ambient air temperature, which could save up to 20% on a commercial building's summer power bill.


Schneider Electric TeSys D Green energy-efficient contactors

06 September, 2017

The TeSys D Green energy-efficient contactors for control and switching applications are equipped with an electronic coil that requires up to 80% less energy and generates up to 50% less heat inside cabinets compared to electromechanical contactors, according to Schneider Electric.


Thermo Scientific TSX505 Series lab-grade undercounter refrigerators

01 August, 2017

The Thermo Scientific TSX505 Series lab-grade undercounter refrigerators are designed to minimise energy usage and noise while maintaining high levels of performance and maximising storage capacity.


ABB ACS480 all-compatible VSD

21 July, 2017

ABB's ACS480 is a compact, all-compatible variable speed drive that has been specifically designed to optimise pump, fan and compressor operations as well as take advantage of energy efficiency.


SA energy savings scheme exceeds 2016 target

13 July, 2017

The SA Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES) exceeded its 2016 target by 40%, according to the REES Annual Report.


ABB synchronous motor

11 July, 2017

ABB's synchronous motor is a special type of alternating current (AC) motor, measuring some 5 x 4 x 4 m in size for an output power of 44 MW.


Helping the property sector move to net zero emissions

16 June, 2017

A new report identifies 50 best practice initiatives that can be used across a wide variety of new and existing properties, as part of a push towards net zero carbon buildings.


MPower connects Cook Islands

13 June, 2017

MPower has been awarded the contract to build a large-scale energy storage system in Rarotonga, the capital of the Cook Islands.


Smart poles rolled out across Newcastle

13 June, 2017

The rollout of Australia's biggest smart pole installation has begun as Newcastle City Council unveils an ambitious smart city plan.


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