Drives and motors

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ODVA conformance for EtherNet/IP-enabled drives and integrated motors

A range of servo drives, stepper drives and integrated motors from Applied Motion Products now conform to the ODVA specification for EtherNet/IP communications.
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Entry-level solution for motor management via Profinet

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

A new electronic motor controller is now available for Rittal's RiLine Compact busbar system.


  1. 10/09/2018 Energy-efficient explosion-proof motors

    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.

  2. 19/03/2018 Hybrid motor starters for I/O-Link

    Phoenix Contact has added new network-capable versions of its Contactron hybrid motor starters product range, with an I/O-Link interface.

  3. 19/03/2018 Real time motor monitoring to increase process efficiency

    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.

  4. 18/12/2017 Water-cooled megawatt-class motor offers space savings

    ABB’s new water-cooled M3LP 500 motor offers a solution in space constrained applications, not just in the marine environment.

  5. 24/11/2017 NEMA23 integrated stepper motors – the next generation

    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.

  6. 30/10/2017 Variable speed drive gains wireless HMI module

    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.

  7. 08/06/2017 Compact AC servo drives help maximise machine performance

    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.

  8. 10/05/2017 Outer rotor motor for pump and medical applications

    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.

  9. 03/05/2017 Inverter gains advanced condition monitoring capabilities

    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.

  10. 03/04/2017 Ultra-compact brushless dc motor with gearbox and controller

    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.

  11. 06/03/2017 A Worlds first for motor control?

    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.

  12. 01/11/2016 Smart drive resolves blockages on its own

    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. 

  13. 03/10/2016 Predictive torque control protects against gas supply interruptions

    ABB has released the first variable speed drive control software that uses Model Predictive Control (MPTC) to regulate the torque of a drive. 

  14. 16/08/2016 Servo drive range gets PROFINET connection

    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.

  15. 14/06/2016 Enclosed IP21 or IP54 drives

    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. 

  16. 07/06/2016 Small integrated motors pack big features into limited spaces

    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.

  17. 13/04/2016 Compact VSDs for low-power motors

    WEG recently introduced a compact range of variable speed drives (VSDs) to enhance energy efficiency low motor power applications.

  18. 22/03/2016 Variable Speed Starter – new application options for energy

    Eaton has expanded its range of PowerXL DE1 variable speed starters.

  19. 02/02/2016 Variable-speed drives gain more fieldbus options

    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.

  20. 19/01/2016 Servo drive solution frees up cabinet space

    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.