Engine & Motor Controls & Controllers

Test & Measuring Instruments, Controls & Controllers, Portable Tools

Torque and Automation Control eliminates potential variations.

January 21, 2015

Designed for automation and robotic fastening applications, SD-Series provides digital adjustable torque setting, variable torque and speed control, and multiple I/O options for integration with PLCs and other line control techniques. Built-in screw counter prevents screw-fastening errors and detects cross threading, omissions, unfinished rundowns, and cycle incompletes. Electric screwdrivers, featuring Swiss Maxon brushless motor technology, range from 0.08–13 lb-in. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motor/Motion Controller offers high resolution, smooth operation.

January 16, 2015

Featuring full motion controller and GeckoMotion software compatibility, UL-Recognized GM215 runs up to 4 axes of coordinated motion off of onboard flash memory. Unit operates step and direction input step motor drive and offers 10 microstep native resolution. Each full step angle is divided into 10 equally spaced microsteps. Motor morphs from sine-cosine motor currents at low speeds (from 240 rpm) to square-wave currents at high speeds (ending at 360 rpm). Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Energy Management Motor Starter is fully programmable.

January 15, 2015

Available for single-phase (up to 15 hp) or 3-phase (up to 300 hp) applications, Model MSEM features Hand/Off/Auto keypad with LCD to adjust settings. Features include 5 control inputs, 2 status outputs, under/over voltage and under/over power protection, and electronic overload for real-time current monitoring for motor protection. Unit can be specified for 24 or 120 Vac damper power to open damper when fan is commanded to start, and limit switch input is also standard. Read More

Controls & Controllers

AC Motor Speed Control drives motors rated up to 1 hp.

December 31, 2014

Housed in NEMA-4X/IP65 aluminum die-cast enclosure, Model 2999 Pacesetter™ is suited for stand-alone AC gearmotor applications that require variable speed, controlled acceleration, and reversing. Unit drives 230 Vac, 50/60 Hz, inverter-duty 3-phase gearmotors and motors rated up to 1 hp/746 W. Allowing for up to 200% starting torque, control ensures startup of high frictional loads. Slip compensation with static auto-tune and boost circuitry provides load regulation over wide speed range. Read More

Controls & Controllers

12 V Motor Drivers eliminate stepper and brushed DC motor tuning.

December 16, 2014

Respectively available in 24-pin, 4 x 4 mm QFN package and 16-pin, 5 x 6.4 mm HTSSOP, DRV8846 and DRV8848 reduce spin-up time to seconds. DRV8846 incorporates adaptive current control technology and 1/32 micro-stepping indexer to automatically tune motor performance for precise, smooth, and quiet motion. DRV8848 can operate without current sense resistors and simplifies designs by using PWM control interface and minimal external components. Both models are fully fault protected. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Digital Motor Drive features sensorless, brushless design.

November 18, 2014

Designed to drive delta- or wye-connected brushless motors at up to 150,000 rpm, DPFlex™ II provides sensorless control, minimizing wiring complexity. Unit outputs up to 48 V and 30 A peak with 1,200 W of power to drive wide range of motors. Offering 20:1 speed control range, drive features full protection against most faults, including thermal overload. Patented technology enables detection of motor rotor position at standstill for reliable starting without rotor movement and while under load. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Controller ICs drive small electric motors.

November 12, 2014

Developed in mixed-signal High-Voltage CMOS technology, All-in-One Controllers directly connect to motor windings without need for external MOSFETs and can be directly supplied by 12 V car batteries without external voltage regulators. ICs are powered by ARM Cortex®-M3 core, offering low interrupt latency, enabling implementation of complex commutation schemes to optimize size-torque ratio of motor. Power bridges of devices can be programmed to drive alternatively BDC, BLDC, or stepper motors. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Variable Speed Pump Drive provides high dynamics.

November 11, 2014

Covering wide performance range up to 120 kW, Sytronix SVP 7010 offers comprehensive selection of hydraulic-specific functions and can be used in both open and closed loop hydraulic circuits. Control can eliminate pressure overshoot and position linear axes to high degree of accuracy, without instability. Algorithms allow for reduction of pressure ripple inherent in certain pump designs. To save energy, drive reduces pump speed during idle and partial load operation. Read More