Motor Systems Controls

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Motor/Drive/Controller supports single-axis applications.

October 27, 2016

Creating space-saving, integrated servo motor/drive/controller electric actuator solution for single-axis applications, ACSI is suitable for replacing pneumatic cylinders and automating other axes of motion. IP65-rated unit creates linear motion in desired units (mm or inch) via USB or Ethernet port. Available in NEMA 23 and 34 sizes, ACSI features variety of operating modes, such as digital I/O index moves, analog position (0-10 Vdc or 4-20 mA), ODVA™ conformant EtherNet/IP™, and Modbus TCP. Read More

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

Regenerative SCR Control supports OEM applications.

October 19, 2016

Intended for use with permanent magnet DC motors only, MGB Series features streamlined design with power in, power out, speed pot, direction switch, and stop/start switch. Microprocessor allows for custom programming where needed. Featuring 115/230 Vac input, 90/180 Vdc armature output, and 8 A armature current, series is engineered for OEM applications that require controlled deceleration, braking, or instant reversing, such as indexers, lift pumps, agitators, and conveyors. Read More

Controls & Controllers

New AxCent Servo Drives for Centralized Motion Control Systems

October 14, 2016

The AxCent™ Servo Drive (Axes for Centralized control schemes) product platform from ADVANCED Motion Controls brings the proven and powerful performance expected of ADVANCED Motion Controls, with improvements to the design architecture that utilize our years of experience in the industry and the latest advancements in modern servo system design. AxCent drives operate with brushless (3Ö)... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Hybrid Drives feature NEMA 4X/IP65 enclosure.

October 7, 2016

Housed in heavy-duty die-cast aluminum package C enclosures, 5 hp Model KBAC-217 and 10 hp Model KBAC-416 combine digital technology of microprocessor with analog interface. Trimpot adjustments and selectable jumpers are used instead of complicated programming. S-suffix models contain mechanical interlock on/off switch equipped with safety lockout feature that can be used with padlock, which prevents drive from being turned on while related equipment is being serviced. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Servo Drive System suits demanding geared motor applications.

October 6, 2016

Designed for use with Sinamics S120 Drive System, Simotics S-1FG1 Servo Geared Motor features low torsional backlash for precise, dynamic motion sequences. Motor is available in helical, parallel shaft, bevel, and helical worm gearboxes with up to 25 transmission ratios. Sinamics S120 Drive System comes in blocksize and booksize hardware types for use with servo geared motors. Pre-fabricated Motion-Connect signal and power cables offer reliable method of connecting components. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

AC/DC Drives From Control Techniques Give Crane Overhaul Specialist A Lift

October 3, 2016

A US-based specialist in the supply of complete electrical packages for oil rig cranes is using Control Techniques AC and DC drives as part of a landmark $500,000+ order involving the upgrade of 10 LeTourneau cranes. Three cranes have already been completed with no reported down-time in the first 18 months of operation, whereas prior to the upgrade, maintenance would be required on a weekly or... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Fan Motor Drivers accelerate appliance design.

September 30, 2016

Designed to drive 3-phase BLDC motors via 180° sinusoidal waveforms, Models LV8811, LV8813, and LV8814 have voltage ranges of 3.6–16 V, 6–16 V, and 3.6–16 V, respectively. Software-less motor drivers reduce acoustic noise and vibration, and can be controlled by single Hall sensor. Motor speed can be set by either pulse width modulated signal or DC voltage. Drivers are suited for use in cooling fans of household appliances such as refrigerators, game consoles, and computing equipment. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Robotics

Delta Presents Integrated Automation Solutions for Industrial Machinery at IMTS 2016

September 14, 2016

Bring your "Delta Passport" to booth E-4338 to join Delta's journey to smart manufacturing and experience hands-on floor demos CHICAGO - Delta Group, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today invites International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) attendees to join it on the journey to smart manufacturing. At booth E-4338, visitors will see first-hand how... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Transportation Industry Products

Magnetek to Exhibit High-Performance Elevator Controls at 2016 United Convention & Exposition

September 12, 2016

Magnetek to Exhibit High-Performance Elevator Controls at 2016 United Convention Exposition MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Magnetek, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of elevator drives, will be exhibiting their HPV® 900 AF Elevator Drive, their family of Quattro® Elevator Drives, the M1000 Elevator Drive, and the RegenAC™ Regenerative Braking Product at the 2016 United Convention and... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mounting & Attaching Products

Gearheads vs. Programmable Index Drives for Horizontal Rotation Application

September 7, 2016

In Industrial Automation, it seems there is a growing trend of rotation devices to become infinitely programmable. When doing so, some find using a gearbox or gearhead would work fine for this, coupled to a servo motor or AC motor with encoder. Others have been finding out the difficult way that on horizontal rotating applications where high inertias coupled with the requirement for high... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Low-Voltage Motor Control uses single phase AC line source.

August 29, 2016

Combining regen-capable switching power supply with low voltage drive, Model DCH403-10 controls low voltage motors without negative effects of current spikes or large BUS voltage associated with typical 115/230 Vac controls. Built-in circuitry diverts regenerative current to dump resistor, allowing for quick braking. Additional features include NO or NC contacts for alarm output, torque mode functionality, and resistive feedback for positioning control. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Self-Learning Soft Starters suit motor applications up to 100 hp.

August 29, 2016

Supporting use with AC induction motors up to 100 A, 75 mm wide RSGD Series (220–600 Vac) employs self-learning algorithm that works with different applications without requiring adjustment of initial torque. These 3-phase soft starters, along with integrated electronic overload protection, PTC input, and diagnostic functions, provide Modbus 2-wire serial communication protocol for connection to PLCs. Also included are 3 relay outputs for alarms and status indication. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Dairy Producer Reduces Refrigeration Energy Use by 18-21% with Dyneo Permanent Magnet Motors

August 23, 2016

A Belgium-based producer of dairy products is achieving minimum energy savings of at least 18% from its refrigeration process as a result of switching to Dyneo permanent magnet motor technology from Control Techniques Leroy-Somer. The solution, which also features a Leroy-Somer Powerdrive high-power modular drive, is being used in an industrial refrigeration system that cools milk after... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Variable Frequency Drives offer simplicity of DC drives.

August 8, 2016

In contrast to complex programming associated with standard VFDs, ACF700 Series enables quick setup without any programming. Open chassis units are equipped with user-adjustable trim pots to set Max/Min Speeds, Slip Comp, Boost, Torque Limit, Accel and Decel/Injection Braking parameters. Rated from 1/60 to 1 hp, drives have 115/230 V single phase input and can provide single or 3-phase outputs of 115 or 230 V. Onboard microprocessor allows custom programming for OEM applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Digital Servo Controller provides 3 channels.

July 29, 2016

Equipped with power amplifiers and interpolator, 3-axis Model E-873.3QTU is macro programmable for stand-alone functionality of each channel. Unit features data recorder for high speed tracing and ID chip compatibility for quick start up. Offering flexibility for miniaturized precision positioning and handling tasks, controller is suited for precision alignment and automation, semiconductor technology, photonics, bio-nano-technology, metrology, microscopy, and micro-manipulation applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Transportation Industry Products

Power Integrated Module suits next-gen automotive BLDC systems.

July 29, 2016

Optimized for driving 3-phase brushless DC motors in 12 V automotive electric motor drive applications with power ratings up to 300 W, STK984-190-E comes in Pb-free, 29.6 x 18.2 x 4.3 mm DIP-S3 and contains 6 AEC-Q101-qualified, 40 V, 30 A MOSFETs configured as 3-phase bridge as well as another 40 V, 30 A high-side reverse battery protection MOSFET. Mounting of MOSFETs to direct bonded copper substrate optimizes thermal performance for -40 to +150°C operational range.
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Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Variable Frequency Drives support multiple industries.

July 27, 2016

Featuring modular design, Model AD1000 can reduce energy consumption by automatically adjusting to changing operating conditions in water, wastewater, irrigation, and other pump applications. Low-voltage Model AD700E, providing precise motor control for variable speed applications up to 30 hp, is suited for food/beverage and packaging industries as well as conveyors, pumps, and fans. Integrated I/O, Ethernet, and fieldbus communications allow connection with control and monitoring system. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Efficient Unidrive AC Drive Solution Delivers Power & Reliability in a 50% Smaller Package

July 14, 2016

It is a continuous challenge for manufacturing companies to deliver greater efficiencies in production at ever-lower costs. Businesses strive to work leaner and push their manufacturing processes harder, meaning reliability, efficiency and performance are constantly under strain. Freudenberg Performance Materials understands these issues. The business, a global leader providing innovative... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Transportation Industry Products

Magnetek Announces over 1,000 Quattro® Elevator Drives Installed in Schindler Projects

July 5, 2016

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. - June 28, 2016 - Magnetek, Inc., a leading designer and manufacturer of elevator drives, today announced the presentation of its “Quattro® 1000 Club” award to Schindler Elevator Corporation. The award signifies that Schindler has installed over 1,000 Magnetek Quattro energy saving elevator drives in elevator modernization projects around the world. “Demand for... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fasteners & Hardware

Deterministic Multi-Axis Motor Controller offers diverse support.

July 1, 2016

Supporting applications using encoder, Hall sensor, CAN bus, and induction motors, SmartFusion™2 SoC FPGA-based deterministic multi-axis motor control solution comprises modular intellectual property (IP) suite, hardware kit, and GUI for design development/debugging. Modular IP suite, optimized for SmartFusion2 SoC FPGAs and IGLOO™2 FPGAs, integrates Synplify Pro and Modelsim with constraints management, debug capabilities, and secure production programming support. Read More