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Drives and motors

Servo drive range gets PROFINET connection (16/08/2016)
Article image Siemens has added PROFINET connection to its SINAMICS V90 servo drive system, allowing for centralised motion control when paired with an S7-1500 or S7-1200 based PLC system.
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Enclosed IP21 or IP54 drives (14/06/2016)
Article image The VACON 100 range of AC variable speed drives from Danfoss Drives, has been extended to include standard enclosed drives supplied ready for immediate installation and commissioning. 
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Small integrated motors pack big features into limited spaces (07/06/2016)
Article image As the official UK & Ireland distributor of Schneider Electric Motion USA, Motion Control Products recently launched an upgraded version of Lexium MDrive integrated motors - a range of stepper motors (NEMA size 17, 23 and 34) integrated with built-in electronics, delivering a large range of features to small spaces.
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Compact VSDs for low-power motors 13/04/2016
WEG recently introduced a compact range of variable speed drives (VSDs) to enhance energy efficiency low motor power applications. Full Story...

Variable Speed Starter – new application options for energy 22/03/2016
Eaton has expanded its range of PowerXL DE1 variable speed starters. Full Story...

Variable-speed drives gain more fieldbus options 02/02/2016
ABB has introduced a number of features and additional tools that offer variable-speed drives users more options when connecting drives to fieldbus networks. The new features are available on the company’s general purpose drive, the ACS580 and its industrial drive, ACS880. Full Story...

Servo drive solution frees up cabinet space 19/01/2016
Machine builders who, traditionally, have used separate servo drives to meet high axis-count and power requirements for large custom machines are now able to consolidate to a single platform. Full Story...

Variable speed drives reduce costs while improving machine effectiveness 30/11/2015
Schneider Electric has launched the Altivar Machine range of variable speed drives (VSDs). Two complementary models – the Altivar 320 and Altivar 340 – lead the line up of new drives which are designed to meet the needs of machine manufacturers.   Full Story...

Intelligent inverter reduces false alarms and pump and fan shutdowns 23/11/2015
The new FR-F800 inverter drive from Mitsubishi Electric is said to offer an intelligent solution to reducing pump and fan shutdowns. Full Story...

High performance drive in a small package 07/07/2015
maxon's smallest DC brushless motor is only four millimeters in diameter and comes in two different lengths. Certified in accordance with ISO 13485, the new brushless micro drive is particularly suited to use in medical applications.  Full Story...

Frame size H added to variable speed drive range 05/06/2015
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.  Full Story...

IP55-rated frequency inverter 12/05/2015
Mitsubishi Electric has added dust and splash-proof versions – with an IP55 protection rating – to its FR-A800 series frequency inverters.  Full Story...

Small stepper motor with good EMC performance 12/05/2015
Nanotec has launched a range of stepper motors which feature high torques and good EMC properties.  Full Story...

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...



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