Speed Controls & Controllers

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Parker Hannifin Extends Range of AC10 VFD to 250 HP

October 8, 2015

Charlotte, NC – The Parker AC10 Variable Frequency Drive, a simple, reliable and economical AC motor speed control, is now available through 250 HP. With features normally only associated with higher specification drives, including sensorless vector mode, output frequency up to 590Hz, and a full 150% overload at 0.5 Hz for 1 minute, AC10 provides an optimized solution for machine builders... Read More

Controls & Controllers

DC/DC Motor Speed Controls feature low voltage operation.

April 17, 2015

Operating on 12 Vdc and 24 Vdc, respectively, battery-powered Models KBBW-12 and KBBW-22 provide optimal dynamic response to load variations. Motor speed can be controlled by 5 kΩ potentiometer, 0–5 Vdc analog signal, or PWM microprocessor output signal. PWM waveform produces almost pure DC current to motor which provides low audible motor noise and extended brush life. Providing short circuit protection, pulse-by-pulse current limit prevents control damage due to shorted motors. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

AC Speed Control Motors generate up to 350 lb-in.

April 7, 2015

Combining motor and controller in single closed-loop package, DSC Series requires only single-phase 110/115 Vac or single-phase 220/230 Vac with output power of 6 W (1/125 hp) up to 90 W (1/8 hp). Electromagnetic brake with Deceleration Control Function is available to support vertical speed control applications. Motors come standard with parallel gear head, while programmable controllers include LED readout for monitoring and can control up to 20 axes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

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

Compact, Highly Dynamic and Fully Controllable -Sprint Electric Introduces New Range of DC Servo Controllers

October 29, 2014

Arundel, England — Sprint Electric, in cooperation with its US partner Bardac Corporation, introduces a new range of DC servo controllers at this year's SPS/IPC/Drives, international trade fair for electric automation, systems and components, in Nuremberg, Germany. The XLV is a miniature, fast response DC motor speed controller. The extended XLV range is designed for use with permanent... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Programmable Motion Control features 2 signal set points.

July 29, 2014

By continuously monitoring rotary speed, MSD-800 protects indoor/outdoor rotating equipment from damage. Unit alerts operator of change in speed by sending signal to control unit which can sound alarm and/or shutdown equipment completely. Installed remotely, control unit can be programmed to indicate 2 under-speed points or 2 over-speed points, or 1 of each. Speed sensor, installed directly to shaft of rotating equipment, is enclosed in weatherproof and dust-tight cast aluminum housing. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Variable Frequency Drive promotes simple, reliable motor control.

June 23, 2014

Available for 0.25–30 hp applications, Parker AC10 Micro Drive features sensorless vector mode, output frequency up to 650 Hz, and full 150% overload capacity at 0.5 Hz for 1 min. This AC motor speed control will run either AC induction or permanent magnet AC motors. Minimal wiring requirements and 2 accessible terminal rails facilitate and accelerate installation, while auto-tuning sensorless vector mode allows functionality beyond V/Hz control with 0.5% speed and 5% torque accuracy. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Software, Green & Clean

VSD Motor Control Software helps cut energy use.

April 22, 2014

Available as application programming interface, turn-key VSD Motor Control Software Library enables variable speed drives to dynamically adapt to any application, eliminating wasted energy and ensuring reliable motor performance. Software includes routines that automatically configure real-time algorithms for optimal dynamic control and energy efficiency with push of button, requiring no user hand tuning. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

DC Motor Speed Control supports dynamic braking.

February 13, 2014

Housed in NEMA 1/IP-20 enclosure, Model 0794 provides smooth speed control for PMDC gearmotors and motors. Forward-Brake-Reverse switch allows dynamic braking for applications where motor needs to be manually and infrequently reversed. Accepting 115 Vac, 50/60 Hz, 1-phase input, control supports motor power ratings of 7/16 hp at 90 Vdc or 5/8 hp at 130 Vdc. It is suited for bi-directional applications such as conveyors, packaging machines, medical devices, and labeling equipment. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brushless Motors feature built-in controller.

January 31, 2014

Available in 30 W (1/25 hp), 60 W (1/12 hp), and 120 W (1/6 hp) models, Type BLE Series with built-in controller (stored data) can be driven by connection to PLC or other devices. Motors come with round shaft, parallel geared, or hollow shaft flat geared combination. Offering stable speed control range of 80–4,000 rpm, maintenance-free systems feature long-life gearheads rated for 10,000 hours. All are IP65-rated from face mounting back. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Parallel Shaft AC Gearmotors suit fixed-speed applications.

January 24, 2014

Driven by 3-wire reversible, 42R6-frame, 115 Vac/60 Hz, single-phase, ¼ hp, AC induction motor, 42R6-FX features hardened helical steel gears and needle bearings that lend to optimized torque and product life. FX gearhead provides up to 350 lb-in. continuous torque, and 3-wire winding facilitates wiring and reversal of gearmotor. Models are available with gear ratios from 5:1 to 300:1 and rated output speeds of 5.7–340 rpm. Synthetic lubricant broadens gearhead operating temperature range. Read More

Controls & Controllers

Brushless DC Gearmotor drives OEM pumps.

December 16, 2013

Featuring fully integrated speed controller, DriveSure™ is suited for biopharmaceutical, medical device, and process analysis equipment. Panel-mount unit features 51:1 control ratio and 408–8 rpm speed range. Offered in 24 and 48 Vdc options, drive directly accepts market-standard analog control signals. DriveSure offers range of panel-mount brushless DC motor gearboxes and controllers as package, designed for OEMs wishing to panel-mount pumpheads for flow range from 0.1–6100 mL/min. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers, Services, Test & Measuring Instruments, Green & Clean

Control Unit enhances variable speed drive capabilities.

November 6, 2013

Designed to supplement Sinamics G120 variable speed drive, Sinamics CU250S-2 provides universal vector control with encoder feedback. Operation of single-axis applications with exact speed and torque control on induction motors, as well as positioning tasks with high demand on I/O, are also supported with different encoder interfaces provided on module. Additional integrated features – Safe Torque Off, Safe Brake Control, Safe Stop 1 – enable application on basic safety requirements. Read More

Controls & Controllers, HVAC

Ametek Microjammer® Blower Upgraded to Include Full-Wave Electronic Controller

September 11, 2013

KENT, OH – The MICROjammer® Series of high-performance compact variable-speed brushless blowers from AMETEK Precision Motion Control (PMC) has been upgraded to include the latest state-of-the-art electronic controller.  The upgrade to a full-wave electronic speed controller allows for greater functional control for the end user, while preserving the MICROjammer's high performance and compact... Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

New Scale Awarded Four Patents for Motor Drive and Control Techniques for Piezoelectric Motors

August 27, 2013

Innovations reduce power consumption; optimize speed and force of miniature piezo motors Victor, NY – New Scale Technologies, Inc. has secured four additional U.S. patents for technologies to drive and control miniature piezoelectric motors. Two of the innovations were developed in conjunction with ams (formerly austriamicrosystems), a strategic investor in New Scale and a leading developer... Read More

Controls & Controllers, HVAC

Airflow Controller optimizes fan testing.

August 9, 2013

Supporting fans and fan trays up to 30 A, FSC-200 Fan Speed Controller provides precise management of fan speeds during thermal management studies of electronic devices. Unit comes with ATS stageSPEED software, which allows use of PC to incrementally control speed from 0–100% of max power. Communicating with PC via USB connection, FSC-200 controls fans and fan trays with 0.5% resolution and provides ±1% data accuracy. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Fluid & Gas Flow Equipment, Green & Clean

Engine-Coolant Pumps minimize parasitic power losses.

July 19, 2013

Equipped with electronically controlled Visco system, Engine Coolant Pumps maximize fuel economy savings for heavy trucks. Visco technology covers variable-speed, fuel-saving air- and coolant-flow products by hydraulically isolating engine-input speeds and minimizing power consumption under high-speed operation and light engine loads where maximum flow rates are not required. Designed for life of vehicle, Visco coolant pumps do not require periodic maintenance. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Electrical Equipment & Systems, Electronic Components & Devices, Mounting & Attaching Products, Sensors, Monitors & Transducers

Bracket Assemblies aid mounting of speed sensors.

June 25, 2013

Model EZ-3/4 in. Easy Mount Bracket Assemblies are compatible with Electro-Sensors 906 and 932, while EZ-18 mm assemblies work with Electro-Sensors ST420, ST420-LT, ST420-DI, Series 18, and SpeedTalker DN-BH. Designed for applications up to 300 rpm, both units mount directly to tapped shaft. Pulser Disc within CPVC housing provides 8 pulses/revolution. Assemblies are used with speed sensors to generate pulses or 4–20 mA signals for use with display meters, speed switches, or PLC inputs. Read More

Controls & Controllers

UL-Rated Stainless Steel Control Panels from Ross SysCon

May 7, 2013

Savannah, GA – Ross SysCon, a worldwide supplier of process control and automation systems, builds UL-rated stainless steel control panels of virtually any size or complexity. A Single Axis Control System in a NEMA-4X stainless steel enclosure allows soft start and variable speed control of a Ross Ribbon Blender. A 4" color touch screen is mounted on the panel door for control and viewing... Read More