Engine & Motor Controls & Controllers

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Brushed DC Gate Driver provides adjustable current drive.

July 2, 2015

Replacing up to 45 discrete components with single device, Model DRV8701 offers adjustable gate drive settings with flexibility to drive wide range of external field-effect transistors. Device integrates 2 low-dropout regulators, current-sense amplifier, and full protection features. With wide motor supply voltage of 5.9–45-V, driver supports industry-standard 12 V and 24 V supplies. Applications include household appliances, robotics, home automation, power tools, and industrial pumps/valves. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

DC Brushed Motor Driver IC is designed for vehicle engines.

June 29, 2015

Used in such vehicle engine applications as electronic throttles and valve controls, TB9051FTG comes in flat 6 x 6 mm P-QFN28 package, features single H-bridge channel, and employs double-diffused MOSFET (DMOS FET) transistors as driver circuits. Devices do not require base current biasing and have virtually no input current, allowing processing of high current density per device area with low on-resistance (0.34 Ω). Resulting low output voltage drop, in turn, enables efficient IC operation. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Portable Tools, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Preset Torque Screwdriver eliminates over/under tightening.

June 26, 2015

Featuring cam-over design, ergonomic TLS Pro series prevents fastener or bolt from being under- and over-tightened. Internal adjustment mechanism, preset using torque tester, is used for setting torque value, and drive is disengaged when tool reaches pre-set torque value. While radial cam design allows for smooth cam action with minimal wear on tool, thrust bearings ensure torque setting is independent of any end load applied by operator. Models range from 0.45–120 lb-in. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Brushless DC Motor/Driver Packages have built-in controller.

June 17, 2015

Available from 30–400 W with 16 speed settings, BXII Series provides speed control up to 4,000 rpm with speed regulation to +0.05%. Units are available in round shaft, parallel shaft gearheads, or hollow shaft flat gearhead with electromagnetic brake options. Parallel geared types produce up to 610 lb-in. of torque, while hollow shaft flat geared types produce up to 970 lb-in. Digital setting on face of drive is used for built-in speed control, positioning, or torque limiting functions. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Heavy-Duty Starter offers over-crank protection.

May 26, 2015

Designed to fit Paccar MX 11 and 13-liter engines, 38MT+™ Gear Reduction Starter includes built-in circuit breaker that protects against thermal damage and automatically resets operating temperature while eliminating need for wiring harness. Integral Magnet Switch minimizes voltage drop and gives solenoid maximum available voltage in any starting condition. For optimal reliability, electrical soft-start consistently and accurately engages pinion with ring gear. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Single-axis Driver/Controller conforms to ODVA standard.

May 22, 2015

Available in both servo and stepper control technologies and developed specifically for use with electric actuators, Tolomatic ACS is ODVA™ conformant for EtherNet/IP™, ensuring interoperability between other ODVA conformant devices over EtherNet/IP. ACS servo and stepper drives provide infinite positioning and can be controlled from PLC or master controller via 24 Vdc digital I/O, 0-10 Vdc, or 4-20 mA analog I/O, Ethernet or Modbus RTU over RS-485. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Transportation Industry Products

AC Elevator Drive is suited for modernization projects.

May 22, 2015

Providing 70,000+ hr of maintenance-free operation, M1000 offers elevator-specific application software, adjustable parameters, and serial interfacing consistent with Quattro® and HPV® elevator drives. Parameter set-up and navigation are intuitive, and auto-tuning optimizes motor handling performance. In addition to supporting multiple control methods, features include multifunction I/O options, network communication via RS-422/485 or CANopen, and safety electronic device monitor. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Single-Axis Electric Actuator Driver/Controller is ODVA compliant.

May 22, 2015

Available in servo and stepper control technologies and intended for use with electric actuators, ACS actuator control solution ensures interoperability between ODVA™-conformant devices over EtherNet/IP™. Drives are intended to be controlled from PLC or master controller via 24 Vdc DIO, 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA analog I/O, or Ethernet or Modbus RTU over RS-485. EtherNet/IP communication option, allowing multiple drives to be daisy-chained and controlled, also allows infinite position capability. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Stepper Motor and Driver Package includes absolute sensor.

May 20, 2015

Offering closed loop control, AZ Series 0.36° Battery-Free, Absolute Sensor Equipped Motor and Driver package is designed for advanced positioning applications. Absolute Sensor operates autonomously, without additional battery back-up or external sensors. Package is offered with built-in controller or pulse input type with single-phase 100–120 Vac, single-phase/3-phase 200–240 Vac, or 24/48 Vdc input. Round shaft motor only type or 4 different geared types are available. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Embedded Motor Controller supports small electric drives.

May 18, 2015

Housed in 6 x 6 mm leadless QFN40 package, Model HVC 4223F supports direct drive of BLDC, BDC, and stepper motors. Integrated digital and analog components include comparators with virtual star point reference, diagnosis, and protection functions; programmable gain amplifier; A/D converter; embedded voltage regulators with up to 40 V load dump; and 6 identical half bridges to drive high currents. HVC 4223F can be directly connected to motor windings without need for external MOSFETs. Read More

Controls & Controllers

AC Drive improves machines by reducing complexity.

May 14, 2015

Targeting machine builders, Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 527 works exclusively with Logix-based PAC and leverages its capabilities while using Rockwell Software Studio 5000 Logix Designer to help simplify machine development/operation. Drive comes in 5 frame sizes, power ratings from 0.4–22 kW, and global voltage ratings of 100–600 V. Along with embedded safe torque off function option, features include use of EtherNet/IP infrastructure and dual-port EtherNet/IP functionality. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Programmable 3-Phase Brushless Motor Drive produces smooth motion.

May 1, 2015

Refining motion by incorporating trapezoidal and s-curve profiles, PBL4850E IDEA drive™ utilizes sinusoidal commutation to produce smooth motion with minimum torque ripple. GUI offers automatic motion profile parameter population, facilitated application prototyping, and on-screen button-based motor programming. Accepting 12–48 Vdc input, this 4-quadrant brushless controller offers programmable current control of up to 5.6 A peak with optional current boost during ramping of up to 6.5 A peak. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Elevator Drive combines facilitated integration, reliability.

April 29, 2015

Suitable for modernization projects, M1000 provides control functions required for high-performance elevator controllers involved in operation of Induction Motor (IM) and Permanent Magnet (PM) motor applications. Features include elevator-specific application software, adjustable parameters, and serial interfacing consistent with Magnetek’s Quattro® and HPV® elevator drives. Product delivers 70,000+ hr of maintenance-free operation. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

Engine Start Module targets industrial diesel equipment.

April 29, 2015

Suitable for cranes, backhoes, bulldozers, and off-road trucks, ultracapacitor-based 24 V Engine Start Module takes over engine cranking and starting function by remaining fully charged, even if battery voltage drops significantly. ULTRA 31/900/24V and ULTRA 31/1100/24V are available for starting diesel engines up to 12.5 L and 15.0 L, respectively. Performing normally over broad temperature range of -40 to +149°F, ultracapacitors operate in up to 1 million or more charge/discharge cycles. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Controls & Controllers

Portable Jump Starter targets fleet companies.

April 22, 2015

Measuring 9 in. tall and weighing less than 4 lb, mPower Truck Jump delivers 1,000 A for 12 V batteries and 500 A for 24 V batteries. Unit automatically detects battery voltage system and provides multiple electronic safety protections, including reverse polarity, reverse charge, short circuit, overload, and starting override. In addition to large trucks and commercial operations, jumpstarter/multi-purpose charger is suited for buses, cars, vans, SUVs, and boats. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Braking Controller regulates torque for gentle deceleration.

April 20, 2015

Intelligent braking torque control module generates variable braking torque for ROBA-stop® safety brakes, making it possible to decelerate devices and machines evenly and gently. Operated with 24 or 48 Vdc, 103 x 69 x 30 mm module can control brakes with nominal coil current of 10 or 5 A. Resulting clamping force for brake rotor can be specified to 25%, 50%, or 75% of nominal spring force via 2 digital inputs; continuous, analog default signal from 0–10 V is alternatively possible. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brushless DC Motor/Driver delivers up to 610 lb-in. max torque.

April 20, 2015

Available in round shaft or geared type with inch or metric output shafts, BMU 200 W (1/4 hp) brushless DC motor and driver package supports 200–240 Vac, single- or 3-phase input power. Starting torque and continuous running torque foster adoption into larger-load applications. Flat speed torque (continuous duty) is 3,000 r/min, with total speed torque range of up to 4,000 r/min, and max output torque reaches 610 lb-in. when combined with gear head. Read More

Controls & Controllers

DC/DC Motor Speed Controls feature low voltage operation.

April 17, 2015

Operating on 12 Vdc and 24 Vdc, respectively, battery-powered Models KBBW-12 and KBBW-22 provide optimal dynamic response to load variations. Motor speed can be controlled by 5 kΩ potentiometer, 0–5 Vdc analog signal, or PWM microprocessor output signal. PWM waveform produces almost pure DC current to motor which provides low audible motor noise and extended brush life. Providing short circuit protection, pulse-by-pulse current limit prevents control damage due to shorted motors. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

AC Speed Control Motors generate up to 350 lb-in.

April 7, 2015

Combining motor and controller in single closed-loop package, DSC Series requires only single-phase 110/115 Vac or single-phase 220/230 Vac with output power of 6 W (1/125 hp) up to 90 W (1/8 hp). Electromagnetic brake with Deceleration Control Function is available to support vertical speed control applications. Motors come standard with parallel gear head, while programmable controllers include LED readout for monitoring and can control up to 20 axes. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Single-Axis AC Drive leverages adaptive technology.

March 23, 2015

Offering power ratings from 1/6–40 hp at 480 Vac in 5 frame sizes, Sinamics V20 offers built-in display, demand-driven regulation of motor speed, and pre-built connection and application macros. Basic Operator Panel facilitates commissioning and operation on-site, universal serial interfaces facilitate connection to Simatic PLCs, and Modbus interface allows communication with third-party controls. Parameters optimized for one application can be transferred to other drive units using SD cards. Read More