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Drives and motors

New generation motor control platform promises greater speed and torque control (12/08/2014)
Article image 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.
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Setting new standards for decentralised motion control (05/08/2014)
Article image 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.
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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.
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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...

Modular contactor range for machine builders 04/06/2013
WEG has announced the launch a new family of modular contactors – the CWB – which is said to offer reliability and security. The company is also enhancing its offering with user-friendly cage clamp technology. Full Story...

Speeding up drive specification 24/04/2013
Specifying variable speed drives and correctly co-ordinated ancillary components has been simplified by Eaton with the launch of a new slide-rule format selector tool, developed to save time for design engineers and to eliminate the risk of choosing poorly matched components for drive systems. Full Story...

Drives go with the flow 01/03/2013
Optimised for efficient flow control with pumps and fans, AC variable speed drives in the new VACON 100 FLOW range are said to offer easy set up with dedicated application menus for water and other pump and fan segment applications, economy with integrated two-zone PID control, and versatility with multimotor control facilities provided as standard. Full Story...

User-friendly variable frequency drives 18/02/2013
Eaton Corporation has introduced the PowerXL variable frequency drives with a rating up to 250 kW. Full Story...

Introducing a whole new drives family aimed at manufacturing automation 02/01/2013
Control Techniques launched its Unidrive M range at the SPS/IPC/Drives 2012 event. This new family has been designed according to feedback from customers to meet the specific needs of manufacturing automation customers. Full Story...

Fixed speed applications: starting solutions 18/12/2012
It is easy to assume that variable speed drives are the best choice for controlling any motor in any application. However, this may not always be the case, according to Peter Schaffel of Ralspeed. He explains how the right choice of motor starting technology is key to optimising energy efficiency and to maximising plant life. Full Story...

8 MW high voltage flameproof motor 12/12/2012
A new 8 MW high voltage flameproof motor from ABB offers benefits for the chemical, oil and gas industries, including low vibration levels which increase reliability for an extended lifetime, and reduced maintenance requirements for a lower cost of ownership. Full Story...

Energy efficient standard motor range with 40% less losses 04/12/2012
WEG has launched a new range of motors – the W22 Super Premium – claimed to be the only complete standard range available on the market worldwide that exceeds IE4 regulations. Full Story...

40% energy savings shown for permanent magnetic synchronous motor 03/12/2012
The results of a direct product comparison test show how the latest IE4, super premium efficiency permanent magnetic synchronous motor, from Bauer Gear Motor, performed against a standard asynchronous motor. Full Story...



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