Engine & Motor Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers

PWM Single/Dual Servo Drive suits demanding motion applications.

November 18, 2015

Combining NanoPWM and DRBoost technologies, dual-axis NPApm Series supports two ±10 V sin wave current commutation commands and can operate with any motion controller to address motion application requirements regarding move and settle times, standstill jitter, and velocity smoothness. In addition to built-in motor shortening relays, drives also feature STO (Safe Torque Off). Software support tools are provided for module configuration, setup and tuning. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brushless Motor Drive features 8 opto-isolated GPIO.

November 10, 2015

With IDEA™ PBL4850E, users can create distributed stand-alone complex motion profiles, eliminating need for additional motion control components. Four-quadrant, 3-phase motor drive utilizes sinusoidal commutation to produce smooth motion and communicates via USB to mini USB. Unit offers programmable current control up to 5.6 A peak with optional current boost during ramping of up to 6.5 A peak. Hall cell signals are used for phase initialization, and encoder provides positional feedback. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Brushed DC Motor Driver has integrated current sensing.

October 29, 2015

Available in 4.9 x 6.0 mm thermally enhanced small outline package, 8-pin DRV8871 brushed DC gate driver features integrated field-effect transistors (FETs) and suits space-constrained designs. Integrated current sensing enables designers using DRV8871 to avoid power loss and heat generation associated with external sense resistors. While DRV8870 features integrated regulation to limit current to external current-sense resistor, DRV8872 provides fault monitoring to increase system reliability. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

EtherCAT Drive Module suits limited space applications.

October 27, 2015

Featuring dual/quad-axis universal drive, UDMSD Series is designed for servo, step, and voice coil motors with continuous power range of 10–100 W. Module supports up to 4 digital incremental encoder channels and 2 absolute encoder channels. Serial Peripheral Interface supports other feedback devices, such as autofocus signals. Available with currents of 1.25/2.5 A and 2.5/5 A (cont/peak), unit is powered by 12–48 Vdc drive supply voltage and separate 24 Vdc ±20% control supply. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Variable Frequency Drive comes in IP66/NEMA 4X models.

October 6, 2015

Supplied in dust- and water-resistant housing for harsh environments, Model AC10 features output frequency up to 590 Hz and full 150% overload at 0.5 Hz for 1 minute. Auto-tuning sensorless vector mode takes drive beyond simple V/Hz control, allowing users to benefit from drive's 0.5% speed and 5% torque accuracy. Available through 20 hp, UL-listed drive will run either AC induction or permanent magnet motors. Integrated keypad facilitates installation, setup, and commissioning. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Multi-axis Servo System delivers high-precision positioning.

October 5, 2015

With height of 223 mm and width of 60 or 90 mm, AX8000 Servo Drive System includes various power supply modules, single and dual-axis modules, and capacitor module. One Cable Technology simplifies connection and feedback systems. Based on multi-core ARM processors, EtherCAT-enabled system uses FPGA-based control algorithms that enable sample and response times of less than 1 µs for current control, as well as velocity control cycle times as low as 16 µs, depending on switching frequency Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Torque Controller ensures run quality in open loop systems.

September 30, 2015

Ensuring consistent quality production runs without load cells or dancer, TSC™ Torque Sensing Control System can include U4 tension controller, V or CS Series brake, TS torque sensor, US4 ultrasonic sensor or proximity switches, M4 meter, and MPC4 I to P converter. Solution provides actual, calibrated measurement of torque. Combined with roll radius measurement, system can display calculated web tension used to set and maintain precise tension throughout production – from full roll to core. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

AC Motor Controller supports on-road applications.

September 25, 2015

Housed in lightweight metal enclosure and available with ISO26262 ASIL C certification, GEN5 Motor Controller meets demands of electric and hybrid on-road vehicles. Communications protocols can be modified to suit manufacturer requirements, and OEM intellectual property is secure and protected. Unit will support user-specific code that can be programmed in controller with direct access to motor, system, or communication parameters, providing ability to differentiate vehicle functionality. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Servo Motor Controllers work with brushless, brushed DC motors.

September 24, 2015

Used to control Pittman brushless and brushed DC motors, BGE Series 4-quadrant positioning motion controllers have integral output stage and offer various modes of operation. Controllers can be operated stand-alone with digital or analog I/O or as slave in CANopen network with device profile DSP 402, protocol DS 301. With 12–60 Vdc rated input and 4–20 A continuous output current, series allows for programmable accel/decal ramps for motor and incorporates various protections.
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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Scalable Turret Drive Servo System targets ground vehicles.

September 22, 2015

With TDSS Turret Aiming and Stabilization Drive System, integrators can select exact solution that platform requires, from manually operated drive up to highly sophisticated, stabilized drive system. Components include rotary and linear gear drives, motor controllers, gyroscopes, hand controllers, and system software. Offered in 3 pre-defined configurations plus 1 custom option, system provides slow speed tracking of less than 0.3 mrad/s, max speed of 1 rad/s, and acceleration of 2 rad/s2. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Brushless Motor Pre-Driver IC targets automotive EPS systems.

September 22, 2015

Developed to be compliant with ASIL D, Model TB9081FG is intended for use in electric power steering systems. Device integrates 3-phase pre-driver circuits, fail-safe relay pre-driver circuits, and motor current detection circuits, with range of failure detection circuits, including VB over/under voltage, VCC over/under, over temperature, and short detection. Housed in 12 x 12 x 1.6 mm LQFP64 package, IC provides 11 pre-driver channels and operates from -40 to 125°C at 4.5–18 V. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Enclosed, Variable-Speed AC Drive has compact design.

September 21, 2015

NEMA 1 and NEMA 12 variations of EMC-approved NXC Drive are available with standard diode front end or active front end when requirements call for low harmonics/capability of regenerating 100% of power back to incoming line. Designed for accessibility to relays, auxiliary terminals, and other equipment, control compartment also provides space for connecting power cables and includes keypad on door. Power range is 110 kW to 2 MW, and voltage ranges are 380–500 V and 525–690 V. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Actuator Control features microprocessor-based design.

September 21, 2015

Combining AC to DC switching power supply with regenerative PWM drive, DCH Series is suited for applications requiring control of 12 or 24 Vdc motors when only 115 or 230 Vac power is available. With isolated front end, series is compatible with 0-5 or 0-10 Vdc analog signals from any PLC. True low voltage output allows control over low voltage motors without current spikes or large Bus voltage. With 4Q reversing, actuator can perform contactorless braking and/or reversing-on-the-fly. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drive helps save cabinet space.

September 16, 2015

Featuring dual-axis servos and 1.6–60 kW power range, Kinetix 5700 can be used in place of multiple servo drives, helping machine builders reduce cabinet space requirements. Unit utilizes Load Observer real-time tuning technology, which eliminates need to tune each individual axis. Once machine is operational, drive uses Tracking Notch Filter technology to detect and remove resonant frequencies, and automatically make tuning adjustments over time to help optimize machine performance. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motor Control Center features modular design.

August 21, 2015

Based on flexible, reusable enclosure, G-Flex MCC is designed for Form 4 motor control and power distribution applications. Adjustable internal layout within fully welded external structure allows modules to be rapidly reconfigured. Common changes to design specifications can be accommodated during construction and commissioning stages. With standard module sizes of 225 and 300 mm, tiers can be configured in multiples of these sizes from single full size module up to 8 standard units. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Feed Control integrates compensation technology.

August 13, 2015

ProfileSelect™ incorporates press compensation servo feed control technology, which features 3 modes of operation. Control provides time-based servo feed synchronization and auto compensation for on-the-fly press speed increases, and functionality also minimizes electrical and mechanical stress on stamping equipment and materials. Utilizing 100% of press feed window, sinusoidal profile (cam motion) provides smooth motion and material feed. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motor Control works with opening roof system.

August 12, 2015

Packaged in NEMA weatherproof enclosure that has IP67 rating, Motor Control System and wireless handheld device is designed for Apollo Opening Roof System from Axis Concepts Inc. Configurable from anywhere, control makes roof system fully automated and interactive with seasonal weather changes by detecting rain, sunlight, and cold or warm temperatures. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drive Modules deliver sub-nanometer performance.

July 14, 2015

Featuring 2 drives per unit, NPMPM Series Dual Axis EtherCAT Drives provide voltage range of 12–100 Vdc and continuous/peak current ratings of 13.3 A/40 A. Units run as slaves under any ACS EtherCAT masters. When utilized with optional 10 MHz laser encoder interface and control algorithm, positioning systems can achieve speeds above 2 m/s, sub-nanometer jitter values, nanometer velocity tracking errors, and low settling time with minimal sensitivity to disturbances and load changes. Read More

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