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Drives and motors

Entry-level solution for motor management via Profinet (30/10/2018)
Article image Siemens has extended the Simocode pro motor management system to include a new basic unit for standard motor applications.
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Electronic motor controller for RiLine busbar (23/09/2018)
Article image A new electronic motor controller is now available for Rittal's RiLine Compact busbar system.
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Energy-efficient explosion-proof motors (10/09/2018)
Article image WEG is now offering explosion-proof induction motors in its W22Xd series, including all motors over the full stated power range, which conform to the IE classification standards, up to and including energy efficiency class IE4.
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Hybrid motor starters for I/O-Link 19/03/2018
Phoenix Contact has added new network-capable versions of its Contactron hybrid motor starters product range, with an I/O-Link interface. Full Story...

Real time motor monitoring to increase process efficiency 19/03/2018
WEG is set to launch an Industry 4.0 compatible motor scanning device targeted at engineers tasked with monitoring the health of their installed motors to help increase production uptime and efficiency of processes. Full Story...

Water-cooled megawatt-class motor offers space savings 18/12/2017
ABB’s new water-cooled M3LP 500 motor offers a solution in space constrained applications, not just in the marine environment. Full Story...

NEMA23 integrated stepper motors – the next generation 24/11/2017
JVL Industri Elektronik A/S has introduced a completely new generation of the ServoStep NEMA23 integrated stepper motors that have proved their value for many years. Full Story...

Variable speed drive gains wireless HMI module 30/10/2017
Designed for more convenient set up, monitoring and commissioning, the Danfoss VLT® FC102-series variable speed drives are now available with a new wireless HMI module. Full Story...

Compact AC servo drives help maximise machine performance 08/06/2017
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. Full Story...

Outer rotor motor for pump and medical applications 10/05/2017
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. Full Story...

Inverter gains advanced condition monitoring capabilities 03/05/2017
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. Full Story...

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...



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