Motor Systems Controls

Controls & Controllers, HVAC, Green & Clean

Variable Speed Control increases ventilation system efficacy.

May 25, 2016

Mounted internally within fan housing to eliminate voltage spikes that can contribute to motor performance issues/failure, Vari-Green™ Drive (Model VGD-100) optimizes energy savings and efficiency of ventilation systems in diverse applications. This preprogrammed, factory mounted and wired variable speed control, intended for 3-phase motors up to 10 hp, uses R3 filtering technology to reduce electrical harmonics back into building and does not require any field installation or start-up. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

MPU-Based Motor Controller extends device run time.

May 4, 2016

Suited for mobile equipment and linear actuators, DCR Series provides control of PMDC motors. Ability to maintain variable speed control while batteries discharge increases run time for battery-powered devices. Along with 12–48 Vdc input and 1/100–7.5 hp ranges, this 4-quadrant drive features microprocessor-based design that offers flexibility for customized OEM solutions with multiple I/O configurations, wired and wireless control capabilities, and packaging options. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Motion Control Solutions for Any Mission, for Any Environment

May 2, 2016

Ultra-High Current, Ultra Rugged, Ultra Small Servo Drives Meet us at XPONENTIAL 2016, New-Orleans 3-5 May, 2016, Booth #537 Elmo Motion Control USA, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - a leading provider of advanced and cost-effective motion control solutions, will introduce its new world-class motion controller and exhibit a variety of servo drives with advanced networking and high intelligence... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Material Handling & Storage

It's Hands-on Action at Magnetek's AISTech 2016 Exhibit

April 28, 2016

MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis. – Visitors to Magnetek’s display at the 2016 AISTech   Iron Steel Technology Conference and Exposition being held in Pittsburgh, Pa, May 16-19 will have an opportunity to try their hand at a variety of the Company’s material handling control solutions. Attendees will be able to recreate variable torque control on a mill duty crane through a hands-on demonstration... Read More

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

Stepping Motor Driver can run 2 motors simultaneously.

April 28, 2016

With 2-channel drive function, Model TC78S122FNG can run 2 stepping motors independently in high-voltage, low-power MOS process. Bipolar IC also provides interface for driving brushed DC motors, enabling use of stepping motors and brushed DC motors together in 6 combinations. Channels can be paralleled to double power handling. Housed in HTSSOP package with max ratings of 40 V and 2 A, device offers singe-, half-, and quarter-step driving capability for torque-speed tradeoff flexibility. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

WEG Motors and Drives Play Key Role in Lille's New Wastewater Treatment Plant

April 20, 2016

Lille’s new facility comprises two separate treatment trains, one for wastewater and one for stormwater. Complying with EU standards is one of the key challenges that wastewater treatment plants face. For this reason, more and more water treatment facilities across Europe are investing in ambitious optimisation projects aimed at enhancing energy efficiency and productivity. One example of... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Green & Clean

WEG Improves the Environmental Impact of the La Corona Sugar Mill in Argentina

April 15, 2016

WEG Manufacturing in San Francisco, Córdoba, recently installed the largest low voltage variable frequency drive (2280A) controlling a WEG 900kW, 6-pole, 380V electric motor at a sugar mill in Argentina. This new solution will replace an existing diesel engine, resulting in significant productivity and environmental benefits. WEG is investing continually in technological innovations for... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Test & Measuring Instruments

Rockwell Automation Brings SAB Maltings Into The Connected Enterprise

April 8, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Rockwell Automation recently supplied South African Breweries’ (SAB) first fully automated and networked EtherNet/IP-based control system for its new maltings plant in Alrode, South Africa. The new control system will integrate traditionally disparate, malt-production processes into a single, networked, EtherNet/IP-based solution to provide plantwide visibility and actionable... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Materials & Material Processing, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Retrofit of Controls at Ulbrich on Steel Rolling Mill Increases Power Factor from 0.2 to 1.0

April 1, 2016

Advanced motors and drives replace old equipment, with estimated total cost of upgrade being recouped in less than two years of energy savings alone, thanks to regenerative drive technology from Siemens    Most coil steel companies spend considerable time repairing and replacing their line equipment, owing to all the factors one would expect in the heavy-duty world of coil processing. ... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Hybrid Drives feature NEMA 4X enclosure.

March 31, 2016

Housed in NEMA 4X/IP65 die-cast aluminum enclosure with hinged cover, Model KBAC-217 is rated 5 hp and operates from 230 Vac line, while Model KBAC-416 is rated 10 hp and operates from 460 Vac line. Both units are watertight for indoor and outdoor use. S-suffix models contain factory-installed On/Off AC Line Switch, which is equipped with mechanical interlock that prevents drive cover from being opened unless switch is set to OFF position. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems

ON Semiconductor Takes a Leading Position within APEC 2016

March 24, 2016

Multiple seminars during the week alongside several on-booth new technology demonstrations Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) – Booth 1625 – Long Beach, CA – ON Semiconductor (Nasdaq: ON), driving energy efficiency innovations, has announced a significant involvement in APEC 2016, a flagship event for the global power electronics industry. During the event, seven senior... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Retrofit on Garment and Fabric Dyeing Machines at L.A. Dye and Print Produces Big Savings

March 16, 2016

Sinamics variable frequency drives supplied by Engineered Drive Systems replace old equipment on 12 machines, with annual savings over $36,000 Engineered Drive Systems Inc. (EDS) of Commerce, Calif. had a customer, L.A. Dye and Print in Gardena, Calif., who was seeking to participate in the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s (LADWP’s) Energy Efficiency Technical Assistance... Read More

Controls & Controllers, HVAC, Green & Clean

Slash your Parking Garage Energy Bills by Downshifting your Exhaust Fans Using Demand Control Ventilation Systems

March 10, 2016

Having a parking garage in your apartment or commercial building is very convenient and it will make your tenants happy. At the same time it will probably drive your utility bill way up. In a large office building and/or mixed-use development, parking garage ventilation can represent 30% or greater of the property’s total annual energy bill, consuming upwards of 400,000 kilowatt hours (kWh)... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Future Electronics Promotes ZNEO32 Programmable Motor Controllers from Zilog

March 10, 2016

Pointe Claire, Quebec  - Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components, recently announced immediate availability of Zilog's ZNEO32 Cortex-M3 based programmable motor controllers. Zilog's Line of 32-bit Cortex-M3 based Programmable Motor Controllers ZNEO32! uses high performance 32-bit computing, 3-phase PWM generators, and high speed ADC units to provide... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Optics & Photonics, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Vishay Intertechnology to Showcase Latest Industry-Leading Technologies for Automotive and Other Applications at Electronica China 2016

March 8, 2016

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced its technology lineup for electronica China 2016, taking place March 15-17 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. In booth 3502, Hall 3, the company will highlight industry-leading innovations — including passive components, diodes, power MOSFETs, and optoelectronics — that provide increased efficiency and... Read More

Controls & Controllers

TLE987x-Embedded-Power-ICs from Infineon Now Even Easier to Test and Program with VarioTAP®

March 7, 2016

Special model libraries for the TLE987x family of Infineon modules are now available for testing, validation and programming. GÖPEL electronic has made it possible to flexibly test and program those libraries identified as VarioTAP® models using the SWD debug interface. This means that these Infineon modules can be used as instruments for prototype hardware design validation and production... Read More

Controls & Controllers

Kollmorgen Decentralized AKD® Servo System Honored as Finalist in the 2016 Design News Golden Mousetrap Awards

March 3, 2016

AKD-N solution saves machine designers control panel space, weight and expense RADFORD, VA – Kollmorgen is pleased to announce that its AKD Decentralized Servo System has been honored as a Golden Mousetrap Finalist in the Automation and Control category. The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Gear Motor Drive offers flexible control and integrated safety.

February 22, 2016

As motor-integrated drive for Simogear gear motors, Sinamics G110M serves material handling applications in various industries. Plug connections for onboard I/O, as well as optional power connectors, accelerate installation. Delivered pre-configured, this IP66-rated solution offers onboard diagnostics. Options, such as internal braking resistors and motor brakes (operational simultaneously), and integrated features, such as Quick Stop and limit switch function, suit conveyor applications. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

IE4-Rated EC Motor features integrated VFD.

February 10, 2016

Featuring IE4 Super Premium efficiency rating, U.S. MOTORS® brand 3–10 hp Electronically Commutated Motor is integrated with tuned Variable Frequency Drive. Brushless permanent magnet motor and drive are designed with ferrite magnets rather than rare earth magnets and have integrated user interface for setup. Design eliminates cabling between motor and separate control while minimizing EMI and corona. Motor is IP54-rated and mounts in all standard NEMA or IEC mechanicals/constructions. Read More

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