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Drives and motors

Compact AC servo drives help maximise machine performance (08/06/2017)
Article image YASKAWA has introduced a new range of AC Servo Drives which are said to provide consistently simple and fast commissioning, maximum machine throughput and outstanding operational reliability.
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Outer rotor motor for pump and medical applications (10/05/2017)
Article image Allied Motion has introduced  a new outer rotor motor for pump and medical applications. The KinetiMax 42 EB is a member of the existing family of KinetiMax brushless outer rotor motors it is a bidirectional brushless DC motor with integrated drive and it features a robust bearing system capable of handling high side loads.
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Inverter gains advanced condition monitoring capabilities (03/05/2017)
Article image Mitsubishi Electric has extended the diagnostics capabilities of its variable speed drives by integrating smart condition monitoring (SCM) technology in a new version of the FR-A800 inverter series.
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Ultra-compact brushless dc motor with gearbox and controller 03/04/2017
The Dunkermotoren ultra-compact BGA 22 Ironless brushless DC motor is now available with a gearbox, encoder and controller. This BGA 22x22 dCore option benefits from the innovative ironless, BGA axial flow design and provides users with advantages such as zero-cogging torque, low vibration and very low audible noise. Full Story...

A Worlds first for motor control? 06/03/2017
Fairford PLUSS, a patented technology from Fairford Electronics, allows two or more small soft starters to work together to control larger power motors. This is said to result in increased operational life, cost savings and improved system reliability for thousands of soft starter applications. Full Story...

Smart drive resolves blockages on its own 01/11/2016
Intelligent drives from Nord Drivesystems, with an integrated PLC, are said to be fully equipped to execute control sequences in a wide variety of applications.  Full Story...

Predictive torque control protects against gas supply interruptions 03/10/2016
ABB has released the first variable speed drive control software that uses Model Predictive Control (MPTC) to regulate the torque of a drive.  Full Story...

Servo drive range gets PROFINET connection 16/08/2016
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. Full Story...

Enclosed IP21 or IP54 drives 14/06/2016
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.  Full Story...

Small integrated motors pack big features into limited spaces 07/06/2016
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. Full Story...

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...



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