Engine & Motor Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Drive/Motor Combination targets HVAC applications.

February 4, 2016

Available in 2 variants, VLT® DriveMotor includes features designed specifically for OEMs. VLT® FCM106 consists of 0.55–7.5 kW drive mounted as factory package on either induction or permanent magnet motor, while VLT® FCP106 utilizes same 4X drive, and, when purchased with adaptor plate, can be mounted on customers’ motor. With removable memory module, user can store motor database, drive software, parameters, SIPV files, error logs, and sensorless data. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact Frame Size AA Drive delivers high power density.

January 29, 2016

Supporting use with motor cable lengths up to 165 ft (shielded) and 495 ft (unshielded), 6.8 x 2.8 x 6.1 in. G120C FSAA (Frame Size AA) replaces G120C FSA (frame size A) in power ratings from 0.55–2.2 kW (0.75–3 hp), including communication variants for USS, PROFIBUS, PROFINET, and EtherNet/IP. Re-engineering is not required when migrating from G120C FSA. In addition to reducing space requirements, AC drive's design offers UL open type, IP20 protection. Read More

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

Stepper Motor Drivers facilitate spinning motor design.

January 15, 2016

Along with respective step/direction and phase/enable control interfaces, DRV8880 and DRV8881 have 2.0 A FS capacity and feature AutoTune™ on-chip intelligence. Latter monitors motor performance under varied conditions over lifetime and adjusts decay settings appropriately. Featuring step/direction interface, DRV8885 (1.5 A FS) and DRV8884 (1 A FS) bipolar stepper motor drivers integrate current sensing to promote accurate regulation, and conserve board space, and simplify routing. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Controllers enhance ultrasonic piezo positioner abilities.

December 22, 2015

Available for for positioning systems based on ultrasonic ceramic direct-drive motors (PIline®), motion controllers offer flexibility and responsiveness. Products include single-axis C-877.1U11, which is also available in 2-axis version. Digital servo circuit maximizes dynamic performance with settling times as low as few 10 msec without sacrificing resolution or smooth operation. Multi-phase controller C-867.262 allows smooth motion with velocities as small as 1 µm/sec and below. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Variable Speed Drives offer output frequencies of 3,000 Hz.

December 3, 2015

Engineered specifically for high-speed applications, Unidrive HS30 incorporates Dual Safe Torque Off and advanced Rotor Flux Control of open loop induction motors, while Unidrive HS70 offers optimized induction, permanent magnet, and servo motor performance, with on-board real-time Ethernet. HS70 also incorporates Advanced Motion Controller and PLC. Different variations of HS70 are available, including models with on-board Ethernet, RS485, and Dual Safe Torque Off. Read More

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