Engine & Motor Controls & Controllers

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

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

High-Voltage, Rib-Cooled Motors carry up to IP66 rating.

March 13, 2015

Available in frame sizes from 355–450 and power ratings from 100–1,250 kW, NXR motors supports diverse industries and applications. Enclosure is completely dust tight and will withstand water jets, while size, shape, and positioning of cooling ribs optimize cooling performance. Pre-engineered fixing points on sides facilitate installation of accessories and ensure airflow over cooling surfaces is not affected. Coil ends and bearings can be inspected with endoscope without removing end shields. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drive/Controller provides dual-port Ethernet interface.

March 11, 2015

Consisting of 1.5-axis servo drive/controller based on ACR control platform, Intelligent Parker Amplifier offers 400 W or 1,500 W power to drive rotary and linear motors and supports number of industry standard feedback protocols. Equipped with 650 MHz TI DSP, unit is capable of serving up to 5 independent Ethernet connections and multitasking 16 different tasks. Drive/controller provides incremental, absolute, and continuous moves; trapezoidal and S-curves profiles; and 1 ms position captures. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Integrated Drives feature synchronous reluctance technology.

March 5, 2015

Combining Simotics reluctance motors and Sinamics converters, Integrated Drive Systems offer efficiency in full and partial load range. Reluctance motors, available with aluminum or gray cast-iron enclosure, cover output range from 5.5–30 kW. Sinamics G120 converter incorporates vector control designed specifically for reluctance motors. Identification of pole positions prevents jerking movements of drive on activation, while flying restart enables synchronization with running motor. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Stand-Alone HVAC Matrix Drive offers low harmonic distortion.

March 3, 2015

With 0–400 Hz output frequency and integrated input fusing to provide 100 kA SCCR, Z1000U comes in NEMA 1 models with ratings of 1–100 hp (208 V) and 7.5–350 hp (480 V). Matrix technology, which employs 9 bi-directional switches, eliminates need for rectifying circuit and DC bus while reducing THD to less than IEEE compliance standard of 5% without reactors and filters. Resulting current waveform smoothness reduces stress while improving displacement power factor to 0.98. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Servo Drives target OEM market.

February 23, 2015

Designed to drive servomotors rated up to 1,000 W, Luminary Series Servo Drives are suited for applications such as x-y tables, actuators, roll feeders, and any requirement where true position, velocity, and torque control are desired. Units can operate as single-axis analog drives or can be connected to Luminary Series Motion Controller for full multi-axis configurability. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Controls & Controllers

Motor Control Pre-Driver IC enables quiet low-power fan operation.

February 18, 2015

Accommodating 3.5–30 V input, TC78B006 series comprises single-phase brushless DC (BLDC) motor control pre-driver ICs available in 5.5 x 6.4 mm SSOP16 or 3 x 3 mm QFN16 package. PWM voltage and pseudo sine-wave current driving functions promote efficient and quiet cooling fan operation in data servers and home appliances, while automatic standby function reduces power consumption when fan is not in use. Additionally, IC can drive 2 external high-side Pch and 2 low-side Nch MOSFETs. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Single-Phase Soft Starter reduces startup current but not torque.

February 17, 2015

Reducing startup current while providing full start torque, SureStart soft starts single-phase compressors/motors and automatically adjusts to cover 1.75–7 hp range. Housing facilitates installation, and cover allows access to internal wiring lead terminals. Along with terminal block that uses flat-blade screws for lead connection, features include diagnostics; double-insulated, flame-retardant enclosure; and software that enhances starting capabilities in unsteady voltage conditions. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

Compact AC Drive conserves energy in elevator applications.

February 16, 2015

Suited for new elevator drive installations and modernization projects, Quattro® AC Cube is all-in-one, regenerative, clean power elevator drive that maintains minimal harmonics and meets building power requirements. All drive- and regeneration-related power control components, including line and motor contactors, harmonic filters, and fusing, are integrated into space-constrained package. Voltage boost feature supplies additional voltage for operation. Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Controls & Controllers

Microcontrollers suit home appliances and factory automation.

February 4, 2015

Based on ARM® Cortex®-M4F processor, Models TMPM470FDFG and TMPM475FDFG can operate at up to 120 MHz. Both MCUs incorporate 2 modules, each containing programmable motor driver, 12-bit AD converter, and Vector Engine technology, which consists of hardware-based vector control processor for motor control applications. In addition, TMPM475FDFG incorporates CAN controller. Housed in 14 x 14 mm LQFP100 package with 0.5 mm pitch, both devices operate at 4.5–5.5 V. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motor Starters feature push-in connection technology.

January 30, 2015

Requiring no tools for installation, PT versions of CONTACTRON ELR-H3 and ELR-H5 offer mixture of forward and reverse motor operations, adjustable overloads, and emergency-stop function. When properly optioned, one motor starter can provide up to 4 motor control functions in single unit, while also providing safety solution up to SIL 3 PLe. Hybrid motor starters feature wear-free operation, DIN rail mounting, and both low-voltage and line-voltage control configurations. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Heavy-Duty Gear Reduction Starter combines IOCP and IMS features.

January 30, 2015

Designed to fit Paccar MX 11 and 13 L engines, Delco Remy® 38MT+™ (P/N 8200977) features Integrated Over Crank Protection (IOCP) via built-in circuit breaker that protects starter from thermal damage and automatically resets at safe operating temperature. Integral Magnet Switch (IMS) reduces voltage drop and ensures solenoid receives max available voltage in any starting condition, while electrical soft-start consistently and accurately engages pinion with ring gear to promote reliability. Read More

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

Controls & Controllers, Electronic Components & Devices

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