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

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Xylem Specifies Volvo Penta Industrial Open Power Units for Godwin Dewatering Systems

September 29, 2016

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) – Sept. 26, 2016 – Volvo Penta is supplying its new PowerPac industrial open power units for use in Xylem’s Godwin brand dewatering pumps. Godwin, a brand of Xylem and global leader in the supply of fully automatic self-priming pumps, has selected Volvo Penta to provide Tier 4 Final diesel PowerPac units that will drive various Godwin pump systems in mining, sewage,... Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Mechanical Power Transmission

Network Appliances supply 200 TB PCIe NVMe flash.

August 15, 2016

Offered in commercial and rugged versions, respectively, 4U Models FSAn-4 and FSAn-4R are used in datacenters for accelerating high-performance databases, Hadoop clusters, and HPC applications with large data sets. Rugged version is deployed in broadcast trucks, ground stations, and surveillance aircraft. Providing hot swap and front loading features, devices use high performance PCIe NVMe flash with PCIe 3.0 x8 lanes for double bandwidth of 2.5 in. NVMe. Read More

Computer Hardware & Peripherals, Mechanical Power Transmission

Network Appliance supports shared storage services.

August 15, 2016

Offering usable capacity of 13 TB, Model FSAn-2 is capable of processing hundreds of thousands of concurrent data-access requests per second for I/O-intensive applications in datacenters. Appliance also frees administrators from complications of managing excessive features not in need. Unit provides performance of more than 600,000 IOPS for 4 KB random writes in 2U rack space. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Linear Motion Drive features 7-800 lb thrust capacity.

August 8, 2016

Integrating Model RG rolling ring linear drive with motion controller, Precision Motion Drive is fully programmable and meets requirements for precision winding/spooling, pick-and-place machines, X-Y coordinate tool movement, and other machinery providing accurate positioning and reciprocating linear motion. Linear movement of drive head is defined via software and monitored by sensors feeding back to electronic control unit. Drive stores up to 20 programs which are recalled at touch of button. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

High Power Modular Drives minimize necessary component count.

June 14, 2016

Unidrive M and Powerdrive F300 variable speed drives, both available in frame size 11, provide flexible method of building compact, reliable, high-power solutions. When paralleled together, Unidrive M can control asynchronous and permanent magnet motors in systems up to 2.8 MW (4,200 hp). Frame 11, as 250 kW (400 hp) module, lets system builders to create high power solutions with minimal components and offers fast current control algorithms and high switching frequencies. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Ring Drive System delivers up to ±30 ArcSec indexing precision.

June 2, 2016

Along with precision grade bearing and drive mechanism in sealed housing, Compact Ring Drive (CRD) system features freely programmable, 3-drive design configurations that allow optimization for speed, torque, or both according to application demands. Roller pinion technology with integrated bearing and motor/gearhead deliver rigid, smooth system with zero backlash options from motor through driven load. Features also include up to ±5.1 ArcSec repeatability and 108 kN output load capacity. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Automation Delivers 75% Energy Savings for Extrusion Application

May 26, 2016

For many manufacturing plants, the opportunities to achieve savings on energy consumption are plentiful. Businesses consider options ranging from simply adopting best practice in terms of switching off energy sources when not required, to making significant changes to machinery. Maintenance personnel are often the individuals tasked with making the savings. However these teams often come up... Read More

Electronic Components & Devices, Mechanical Power Transmission

SATA 6G SSD (2 TB) sustains performance under heavy load.

January 25, 2016

Along with 2.0 TB capacity, Mercury Electra MAX 2.5 in solid state drive (SSD) uses MLC flash and offers SATA 3.0, 6G speed fully compatible with SATA 2.0 (3G) and SATA (1.5G). Controller technologies include global wear leveling algorithms, free space management, hardware error-correcting code, and security protocol support, including 128/256-bit-AES full-disk encryption. Respective read and write rates reach up to 490 and 471 MBps nominally or 466 and 447 MBps for incompressible data. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Solid State Drives support streaming content distribution.

January 18, 2016

Equipped with Fixstars proprietary SSD controller, 10 TB Fixstars SSD-10000M and 13 TB Fixstars SSD-13000M provide fast, sustainable I/O performance with read speeds up to 540 MBps and sequential write speeds up to 520 MBps throughout lifetime of drive. Typical applications include object storage, streaming content distribution, CG/VFX productions, 4K/8K video processing, and other use cases in which steady sequential access is critical. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Services

ABB Drives and Controls Names B&D Technologies as First U.S. Authorized Value Provider

January 8, 2016

The coveted Authorized Value Provider designation is a sign of consistent and quality services from the official members of the ABB Value Provider Program. Macon, GA  –  Newly released within the United  Sates, ABB's Authorized Value Provider label distinguishes the best of ABB Drives partners and carries the full support of ABB, Inc.  B and D Technologies is pleased to be the first... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Solid State Drives maximize computer productivity.

January 8, 2016

With Gen 3 x 4 interface and NVMe 1.2 compliance, Hellfire M.2 PCIe SSD will reach speeds up to 2,500 MBps read and 600 MBps. Unit is powered by Phison 5007 controller and MLC NAND, and is available in capacities of 240, 480, and 960 GB. To boost PC performance, Hellfire PCIe AIC (Add-in Card) provides sequential read speeds up to 3,000 MBps and write speeds up to 2,200 MBps. Card also utilizes Phison 5007 with MLC NAND and is available in 240, 480, and 960 GB capacities. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Compact USB Flash Drives are available with 128 GB capacity.

December 8, 2015

Tab compact portable flash drive with minimalist design; Vex compact drive with colorful, minimalist design; Spark with metal uni-body design; and Supersonic mini with compact, rubberized, and rugged design are all available in 128 GB capacity. Each 128 GB USB 3.1 Gen 1 flash drive is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and 2.0. Read and write speeds will reach up to 110 and 20 MBps respectively. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Powerdrive from Emerson Helps Wider Yachts Achieve 20% Fuel Savings

November 10, 2015

A luxury yacht manufacturer is using Powerdrive MD2 modular drives from Emerson as part of a unique power management system. The application forms part of a bespoke system which delivers a 20% reduction in fuel consumption and allows the yacht to travel further between refuelling. WIDER Srl, based in Castelvecchio di Monte Porzio, Italy, specialises in the design and construction of... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Solid State Drives support CFast, mSATA, and M2 form factors.

November 3, 2015

Ranging from 4–256 GB, Solid State Drives are available in both Industrial and Enterprise class grades. Industrial SSDs, made of SLC NAND flash, operate from -45 to 80°C and are suited for mission-critical applications deployed in data centers, finance, and aerospace or manufacturing facilities. Also operating from -45 to 80°C, Enterprise class SSDs use MLC NAND flash which is less durable since higher storage capacity per cell incurs higher read/write cycles per cell than SLC SSD. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

Arc-Resistant Regenerative Drive reduces safety risks.

October 15, 2015

Medium-voltage drive, Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 7000, incorporates ArcShield technology, which redirects hazardous energy and gases created from arc-flash event away from personnel to help reduce safety risks and protect equipment in heavy process industries. Offering full regeneration capabilities and integrated arc-resistant Allen-Bradley CENTERLINE starter, system provides 50 kA arc rating and meets Type 2B protection to provide full perimeter personnel protection. Read More

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

Mechanical Power Transmission

Rackmount NAS Systems support auto tiering.

September 28, 2015

Available in 24, 16, 15, and 12-bay models, TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP Series is compatible with 12 Gbps SAS RAID expansion enclosures REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP. Qtier Technology triggers storage auto-tiering, which delivers constant optimization of data across SSD, SAS drives, and SATA disks. Supporting 10 GbE-ready network connectivity, systems are powered by quad-core Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 processor with 16 GB DDR3 or 8 GB DDR3 ECC RAM to deliver up to 3,800+ MBps throughput and 268,100+ IOPS. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

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