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Drives and motors

Drives improve oven production quality (24/03/2015)
Article image A manufacturer of glass tempering ovens has improved the quality of its products through the use of variable speed drives.
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LabVIEW driver for stepper controller (10/03/2015)
Article image Arcus Technology has released a new LabVIEW Driver for the PMX-4EX-SA four-axis stepper controller, which is available from LG Motion.
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Safety capability for inverter (10/02/2015)
Control Techniques has introduced a new safety-specific module for its Unidrive M inverters
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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...

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...

Flameproof motor fully Ex certified for the global market 11/03/2014
WEG has announced that its W22Xd flameproof motor now meets worldwide standards and is certified to meet European ATEX and International IECEx requirements.  Full Story...

Low harmonics drive 10/12/2013
Invertek Drives used the SPS/IPC/Drives event to introduce the latest development to its range of compact variable speed drives, the HVAC Eco. Full Story...

Feature rich, compact, micro drive 03/12/2013
Parker Hannifin has introduced a new variable frequency – the AC10 Micro Drive - which offers straightforward motor control for use in everyday applications requiring speed or torque control within the power range of 0.2 to 15 kW. Full Story...

Intelligent and compact soft starters 29/10/2013
For operating currents from 11-1000A Eaton can now offer the new S811+ compact soft starter, which features integrated overload protection and by-pass contactor. Full Story...

AC drives promises 'just enough' control 16/10/2013
Adding to its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 520-series of compact AC drives, Rockwell Automation has introduced the PowerFlex 523 AC drive, with flexible features designed to help users be more competitive. Full Story...

HVAC inverter includes PLC and HMI 02/07/2013
The compact CFW501 frequency inverter has been designed by WEG to meet the needs of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry. Full Story...

Smart motor can be operated remotely 02/07/2013
With its new Smart Motor, Lenze has sought to combine the simplicity of an AC motor with the technical benefits of an electronic drive control. This has resulted in a reduction in the number of different drive variations by up to 70%. Remote operation via RFID from a smartphone is also possible. Full Story...

DC drives regenerate energy 24/06/2013
With its recently extended PLX range, Sprint Electric believes it is able to offer the latest in regenerative three phase digital DC drive technology. Full Story...

Variable speed drive range launced 12/06/2013
Bosch Rexroth has unveiled its new series of variable frequency drives for general automation, materials handling, pumps, fans and conveyors. Full Story...



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