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Drives and motors

Frame size H added to variable speed drive range (05/06/2015)
Article image WEG has added a new versatile frame size H variable speed drive to its CFW11 series to help optimise processes and boost productivity in high power level applications. 
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IP55-rated frequency inverter (12/05/2015)
Article image Mitsubishi Electric has added dust and splash-proof versions – with an IP55 protection rating – to its FR-A800 series frequency inverters. 
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Small stepper motor with good EMC performance (12/05/2015)
Article image Nanotec has launched a range of stepper motors which feature high torques and good EMC properties. 
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Lightweight brushless DC servomotor 05/05/2015
FAULHABER has introduced the series 3274 BP4 brushless DC servomotor which is said to be suited to use in applications where high power and dynamic start/stop operation with low weight is important, for example in link drives of humanoid robots, electric grippers for process automation or traction drives used in inspection robotics.  Full Story...

IE3 motors 28/04/2015
Two new IE3 motor series are now available in the 7.5-22kW range from Bonfiglioli.  Full Story...

DC drives made to order 14/04/2015
maxon motor's X drives program has been expanded to include a new motor size and different planetary gearheads.  Full Story...

Extended range of DC drives available from stock 14/04/2015
With a recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers, Sprint Electric can now offer a wide variety of products incorporating the latest digital DC drive technology.  Full Story...

Motor management system communicates via Modbus 31/03/2015
Siemens has expanded its Simocode pro motor management system to include Modbus communication.  Full Story...

Drives improve oven production quality 24/03/2015
A manufacturer of glass tempering ovens has improved the quality of its products through the use of variable speed drives. Full Story...

LabVIEW driver for stepper controller 10/03/2015
Arcus Technology has released a new LabVIEW Driver for the PMX-4EX-SA four-axis stepper controller, which is available from LG Motion. Full Story...

Safety capability for inverter 10/02/2015
Control Techniques has introduced a new safety-specific module for its Unidrive M inverters Full Story...

Compact variable speed drive with extended power ratings 19/01/2015
Parker has extended its AC10 range of compact variable speed drives up to a power rating of 180 kW.  With power ratings ranging from 0.2 to 180 kW, the AC10 series is now suitable for light, medium and heavy duty drive applications.   Full Story...

Third-generation of general-purpose drives 06/01/2015
Invertek Drives used the recent SPS/IPC/Drives event to launch the third-generation range of its Optidrive general purpose drives.  Full Story...

ATEX certified air motors 02/12/2014
The P1V-M air motor range, from Parker, has been extended to offer two new power ratings with ATEX certification. Full Story...

Keypad simplifies the use of variable-speed drives 02/12/2014
ABB has launched a keypad with features that are said to make programming and operating variable-speed drives more straightforward and which is a feature of the ACS880 variable-speed drive range. Full Story...

Drive offers better diagnostics and lower downtime 21/10/2014
A range of diagnosis and keypad display features from ABB are said to reduce the time needed to investigate process interruptions in variable-speed drive applications. Full Story...

IP66 rated micro drive 14/10/2014
The Parker Hannifin variable frequency AC10 Micro drive is now available with an IP66/NEMA 4x rated enclosure for protection against the ingress of dust and water for use in challenging applications. Full Story...

New generation motor control platform promises greater speed and torque control 12/08/2014
ABBs direct torque control (DTC) motor control platform, which is used in the company’s variable-speed drives, has been improved to bring higher accuracy in motor speed and torque control, as well as the ability to control more motor types. Full Story...

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Setting new standards for decentralised motion control 05/08/2014
With its new ACOPOSmotor, B&R has combined a servo-motor and drive into a single, compact unit with integrated safety technology also being an option. This is said to offer panel builders more freedom when designing a machine and can save space in the control cabinet. Full Story...

Decentralised drives integrate into EtherCAT networks 19/05/2014
SEW-EURODRIVE is equipping its decentralised drive technology with a new EtherCAT communication module to enable its MOVIMOT decentralised drive system to be fully integrated into an EtherCAT network. Full Story...

Getting maximum drive performance for plant and machinery 06/05/2014
A new drive from Mitsubishi Electric has been designed for use in high-end applications, where it is said to offer maximum output and performance, increased efficiency and reliability. Full Story...

IP66 protection enables decentralised drive use 04/04/2014
Eaton is now offering its PowerXL Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) rated up to 7.5 kW with IP66 protection. The robustness of the devices enables it to be surface mounted directly next to the motor or at the machine, offering versatility of use and easy retrofitting, even in harsh industrial environments. Full Story...



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