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AC Digital Drives feature analog interface.

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January 31, 2013 - Combining digital technology of microprocessor with analog interface, KBWA Hybrid Drives™ operate on 115 or 230 Vac. Model KBWA-23D is housed in vented NEMA 1/IP 20 enclosure and is rated through ½ hp, while Model KBWA-22D features non-vented NEMA 1/IP 50 enclosure and is rated through ¼ hp. Using trimpot adjustments and selectable jumpers in lieu of complicated programming, VFDs include current limit software that provides overload protection, prevents motor burnout, and eliminates nuisance tripping.

KB Electronics, Inc.

12095 N.W. 39th St, Coral Springs, FL, 33065, USA

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KB Electronics, Inc. Introduces a New Hybrid Drive(TM) Model KBWA, an AC Digital Drive with Analog Interface

Press release date: January 21, 2013

Coral Springs, FL- KB Electronics, Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, a manufacturer of AC drives and DC drives from fractional through 5 horsepower, introduces a new Hybrid Drive™ to their current product line. KB is the first manufacturer of variable frequency drives to apply the term Hybrid Drive to a segment of their AC drive line. A hybrid, by definition, is the merging of two technologies. These drives combine the digital technology of the microprocessor with an easy to use analog interface. Simple trimpot adjustments and selectable jumpers are used in lieu of complicated programming.

The new KBWA Series drives operate on either 115 or 230 VAC. The KBWA-23D is housed in a vented NEMA 1 / IP 20 enclosure and is rated through ½ HP. Model KBWA-22D is housed in a non-vented NEMA 1 / IP 50 enclosure and is rated through ¼ HP.

“We are pleased to continually deliver quality AC drives to our customers." reports Alan Bueller, vice president sales, KB. “This new KBWA drive is a great addition to our growing AC drive product line. We plan to expand our current offering of AC and DC drives, as the market demands.”

The proprietary current limit software provides overload protection, prevents motor burnout and eliminates nuisance tripping. It is UL approved as an electronic overload protector for motors. The KBWA drive offers energy savings, using only the power the application requires. Replacing constant speed with variable speed will significantly reduce energy costs. GFCI software, with factory programming, allows the equipment to operate with Ground Fault Circuit Interruption circuit breakers or outlets.

About KB Electronics, Inc.
Since 1967, KB Electronics, Inc. has dedicated itself to manufacturing the best AC drives and DC drives. KB designs and builds, in the United States, over 200 motor speed control models to serve the fractional to 5 horsepower market. KB’s distribution includes over 800 distributor locations in over 30 countries. The Company prides itself in being able to provide customization to any of their motor drive products, thereby allowing their customers to purchase a product specific to their application. For more information on KB Electronics, Inc. please visit www.kbelectronics.com.

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