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Decentralized AC Drive targets outdoor installations.

Decentralized AC Drive

Vacon Inc.
Mequon, WI 53092

Sep 08, 2014 Supporting both induction and permanent magnet motors up to 50 hp, VACON® 100 X features UL Type 4X die cast metal enclosure, breathable pressure equalizer vent to protect gasket seals, and heat sink cooling system that is not dependent on motor airflow. Drive is rated for 0–100% relative humidity, 3 g vibration, 25 g shock for 6 ms, and operating temperatures from 10–40°C. For safety, drive features integrated Safe Torque Off mode, which provides immediate removal of power to motor.

Compact Hollow Shaft Servo Actuators foster design versatility.

Compact Hollow Shaft Servo Actuators

Harmonic Drive Technologies - Teijin Seiki Boston Inc.
Peabody, MA 01960

Sep 05, 2014 Composed of Harmonic Drive® CSG zero-backlash gear combined with brushless servomotor with encoder resolution at output up to 20,971,520 pulse/rev, SHA-CG series offers positional accuracy of better than 1 arc-min and repeatability better than ±5 arc-sec while delivering up to 3,400 N∙m torque. There are 4 sizes available, hollow shaft diameters range from 17–45 mm, and max speed reaches 120 rpm. Cross-roller bearing allows mounting of loads directly to actuator without additional support.


Zero-Backlash Gearheads decrease weight while maintaining torque.

Zero-Backlash Gearheads

Harmonic Drive Technologies - Teijin Seiki Boston Inc.
Peabody, MA 01960

Sep 04, 2014 Precision gearheads include CSF-LW and CSG-LW. Latter, with cross roller bearing and output flange, offers 1 arc-min accuracy, ±5 arc-sec repeatability, and peak torques from 450–60,500 lb-in. Hollow shaft Harmonic Drive® gearheads SHF-LW and SHG-LW, featuring 1 arc-min accuracy, offer gear ratios from 30:1 through 160:1 and employ cross roller bearing and output flange for direct mounting of load without additional support bearing. Largest unit has peak torque rating of 6,175 lb-in.

Multi-Turbine Wind Tower

SheerWind, Inc.
Chaska, MN 55318

Aug 01, 2014 INVELOX™ system consists of one large funnel that captures, concentrates, and accelerates wind before delivering it to turbines safely and efficiently located at ground level. While one 1,000 kW turbine-generator system produces electrical energy for 341 houses, 2 turbines operating in succession produce electrical energy for 579 houses in USA. Use of multiple turbines in one tower allows maintenance on one while other continues energy production.

Synchronous Drive Systems  offer 98% efficiency.

Synchronous Drive Systems

Baldor Electric Company
Fort Smith, AR 72901

Jul 21, 2014 Operating without need for re-tensioning, Dodge® HT500 Synchronous Belt Drives run slip-free and are suitable for wet and oily environments. Product line includes complete offering of synchronous sprockets with shaft attachment options, including TAPER-LOCK® and fin fan QD bushings as well as minimum plain bore sprockets. As companion to sprockets, belts come in 8 and 14 mm pitch and are made of polyurethane and carbon fiber cords for high torque transmission in severe environments.

Gas Engine offers electrical efficiency of 49%.

Gas Engine

GE Co.
Southfield, MI 48034

Jun 24, 2014 Intended for 60 Hz North American segment, Jenbacher J920 FleXtra Gas Engine features 5-min start-up time and provides enough energy to power more than 6,000 homes. Two-stage turbocharging engine offers 8.6 MW capacity with total efficiency of more than 90% for combined heat and power applications. Rapid start/stop cycles and operating flexibility make engine suitable for power generation and district heating as well as decentralized power supply in remote, hot, or high-altitude regions.

Coated Bearings promote wind turbine reliability, performance.

Coated Bearings

SKF USA, Inc.
Lansdale, PA 19446

Jun 16, 2014 Used in new installations or as replacement upgrades, SKF black oxide bearings add surface layer of protection to promote wind turbine reliability and performance. Coating can be specified for all types of critical bearings in wind turbine systems to withstand varying temperatures, speeds, and loads as well as resist contaminants, moisture, and chemicals. Up to 15 different immersion steps create thin surface layer delivering performance upgrade for bearing types and sizes in wind turbines.

AMC Storage Module offers 12 Gbps transfer rate.

AMC Storage Module

VadaTech
Henderson, NV 89052

Jun 12, 2014 Meeting AMC.1 specifications for use in MicroTCA and AdvancedTCA systems, Model AMC626 holds 2.5 in. drive for SATA II at 6 Gbps transfer rate or SAS-3 for 12 Gbps transfer rate. Module offers storage capacity of 900 GB per disk and includes Host Bus Adapter that allows storage data to transfer across fat pipe fabric, expanding from 2 dedicated SAS/SATA ports to x8 lanes across PCIe Gen 3. With RAID 0/1/1E/10 options, module provides striping, mirroring, and mirroring/block-level striping.

Multi-Megawatt Drives foster energy efficient machine automation.

Multi-Megawatt Drives

Bosch Rexroth Corp.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192-3707

May 13, 2014 While promoting energy efficiency through power regeneration, IndraDrive CL/ML drives also ensure optimal protection of people and machines via integrated safety functions. Power range for these air- or liquid-cooled drive systems is 110–500 kW, and Smart Energy Mode functionality manages consistent energy demand from mains side to conserve energy and avoid voltage spikes. Using parallel connection, up to eight 500 kW drives can provide up to 4 MW.

AEC-Q100-Qualified Motor Driver

Microchip Technology, Inc.
Chandler, AZ 85224 6199

Apr 25, 2014 Supplied in 8-pin, 4 x 4 mm DFN package, automotive-qualified MCP8063 provides 1.5 A peak phase current for 180° sinusoidal drive of 3-phase brushless DC motor and fan applications. Integration reduces PCB area, while sinusoidal-drive performance maximizes efficiency and minimizes acoustic noise and mechanical vibration. Operating from -40 to +125°C, driver offers various safety features and supports sensorless driving of BLDC motors, eliminating need for Hall sensor.

USB 3.0 SSD/HDD

G-Technology Inc.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Apr 15, 2014 Supplied in aluminum enclosure, Evolution Series™ G-DRIVE® ev SSD and G-DRIVE ev external drive modules are bus-powered and help streamline 2K/4K video, photography and other digital content workflows. Portable G-DRIVE ev SSD module, offering 512 GB capacity, supports transfer data up to 400 MBps via USB 3.0 or 480 MBps via Evolution Series G-DOCK ev with Thunderbolt™. As 7,200 rpm HDD, portable G-DRIVE ev 500GB module offers 500 GB capacity and up to 125 MBps transfer rates via USB 3.0.

Flashing Dome LED Beacon Lights suit AC or DC applications.

Flashing Dome LED Beacon Lights

Patlite (USA) Corporation
Torrance, CA 90501

Apr 10, 2014 Offering IP23 protection and vibration resistance, Models XPE and XME provide brightly colored triple-flash sequence that illuminates at 110 flashes/min, making them suited for indoor mobile equipment. XPE model measures 162 mm dia x 203 mm tall and has high-impact, heat-resistant ABS resin body, while XME version, made of stainless steel with melamine baked finish, is 187 mm in dia x 239 mm tall. Typical current consumption ranges from 0.07 A for 230 Vac models to 0.42 A for 12 Vdc models.

Auto-Tensioning Horizontal Motor Base

Emerson Power Transmission Corporation / Gearing Division
Maysville, KY 41056

Mar 26, 2014 Available for NEMA motor frame sizes 56–286 and IEC equivalents, Tenso-set™ Series 600 enhances technician convenience and belt drive efficiency by automatically maintaining belt tension for extended periods and allowing belt changes within minutes. Base reduces service visits for re-tensioning and can help maintain efficiency by preventing belt slippage. Designed as drop-in replacement, sliding motor base features heavy steel construction.

Advanced CNC increases milling/turning machine capabilities.

Advanced CNC

Siemens Industry, Inc.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Feb 25, 2014 To improve accuracy, surface finish, safety, and communication capabilities for basic milling and turning machines, Sinumerik 808D Advanced offers up to 5 axes/spindle motion control on single machine channel. Drive bus communication occurs between CNC and drive for maximum position control, and data transfer is supported over standard Ethernet protocol. Auto Servo Tuning (AST) lends to optimal surface quality and repeatable part accuracy in mold and die applications.

Variable Fan Drive and Plastic Fan

Horton Inc.
Roseville, MN 55113

Feb 14, 2014 Modulator® LCV40 Fully Variable Fan Drive and WindMaster® Plastic LS11 Fan help improve fuel economy of agricultural, construction, and transportation equipment. Controlled by engine's electronic control unit (ECU), completely sealed Modulator LCV40 Fan Drive offers variable-speed operation. WindMaster LS11 blades, constructed with UV-stabilized materials, can be trimmed to appropriate size and are optimized for minimum deflection, reduced fan stress, and airflow stability.

Traction Motors serve EV and HEV applications.

Traction Motors

Parker Hannifin Corporation
Cleveland, OH 44124

Jan 28, 2014 Intended for electric and hybrid electric vehicle traction applications, Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) Series offers respective peak power and torque ranges of 8–325 kW and 76–703 Nm, base speed range of 843–7,575 rpm, and peak power densities to 4.2 kw/kg. With 210 mm frame size, GVM210 offers 6 rotor lengths and multiple winding variations. This enables 100+ combinations of base speed and peak power output for fine-tuning of vehicle performance. Operating voltages vary from 24–800 Vdc.

ECPM Motors offer power ratings up to 10 hp.

ECPM Motors

NovaTorque, Inc.
Fremont, CA 94538

Jan 27, 2014 Now available in 7.5 and 10 hp versions, PremiumPlus+™ Electrically Commutated Permanent Magnet Motors feature flux-focusing stator and rotor hub geometry with all-ferrite magnet design. Units are driven by variable frequency drives and boast motor-only rated point efficiency of over 94%. Packaged in standard NEMA frame sizes and mounting dimensions, PremiumPlus+™ Motors offer efficient alternative to AC induction motors.

Disconnecting All Wheel Drive

American Axle & Mfg. Inc. (AAM)
Detroit, MI 48212

Dec 27, 2013 EcoTrac™ minimizes effect of inertia and drag on vehicle's driveline system by disconnecting select rotating components from driveline when not needed (while in front-wheel drive). Specifically, system disconnects at power transfer unit (PTU) and rear drive module (RDM) to allow portions of driveline – PTU and RDM hypoid gear sets and associated bearings and driveshaft – to discontinue rotating. This enables all-wheel-drive functionality without decreasing fuel economy or adding to emissions.

Control Unit enhances variable speed drive capabilities.

Control Unit

Siemens Industry, Inc.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Nov 06, 2013 Designed to supplement Sinamics G120 variable speed drive, Sinamics CU250S-2 provides universal vector control with encoder feedback. Operation of single-axis applications with exact speed and torque control on induction motors, as well as positioning tasks with high demand on I/O, are also supported with different encoder interfaces provided on module. Additional integrated features – Safe Torque Off, Safe Brake Control, Safe Stop 1 – enable application on basic safety requirements.

Gas Turbine Upgrade Technology enhances output, fuel efficiency.

Gas Turbine Upgrade Technology

GE Co.
Southfield, MI 48034

Oct 14, 2013 Available for 9F-3 and 9E gas turbines Advanced Gas Path (AGP) technology enables respective output increases of up to 6% and 3.8%, fuel efficiency increases up to 2% and .9%. Maintenance intervals can reach up to 32,000 hr for 9F-3 and as long as 32,000 hr/1,200 starts for 9E, extending outage intervals up to 33% for both. Along with OpFlex™ advanced controls software, AGP technology provides hardware design and materials improvements to components of GE gas turbine hot gas path system.

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