Mechanical Motor Drives

Mechanical Power Transmission, Controls & Controllers

Integrated Drives feature synchronous reluctance technology.

March 5, 2015

Combining Simotics reluctance motors and Sinamics converters, Integrated Drive Systems offer efficiency in full and partial load range. Reluctance motors, available with aluminum or gray cast-iron enclosure, cover output range from 5.5–30 kW. Sinamics G120 converter incorporates vector control designed specifically for reluctance motors. Identification of pole positions prevents jerking movements of drive on activation, while flying restart enables synchronization with running motor. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Digital Motor Drive features sensorless, brushless design.

November 18, 2014

Designed to drive delta- or wye-connected brushless motors at up to 150,000 rpm, DPFlex™ II provides sensorless control, minimizing wiring complexity. Unit outputs up to 48 V and 30 A peak with 1,200 W of power to drive wide range of motors. Offering 20:1 speed control range, drive features full protection against most faults, including thermal overload. Patented technology enables detection of motor rotor position at standstill for reliable starting without rotor movement and while under load. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Digital Servo Drives deliver up to 1,000 W of motor power.

September 8, 2014

Panel- or DIN-rail mounted, Series SXD 15 can drive DC brush, DC brushless, or AC brushless motor requiring 1 kW of power. Standard ratings are 12–80 Vdc bus, 15 A continuous, and 30 A peak current. In addition to torque, velocity, and position control modes, drives provide 4 digital inputs, 1 digital output, 2 analog inputs, and 1 analog output. Series SXD 15 communicates via RS232, RS485, or CAN and offers full protection against short circuits, voltage excursions, and temperature extremes. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

AC - GPM Induction Motors have energy efficient design.

July 8, 2014

Stock versions of Large AC – GPM induction motors come in ratings of 250–1,000 hp, 2,300/4,000 V, Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC), foot mounted designs. Custom motors are available in 250–1,500 hp; 460, 575, 2,300/400 V, TEFC, foot mounted designs. Suited for industrial applications requiring high torque, motors feature all-cast iron construction, drive end slinger, insulated opposite drive end bearing, winding RTDs, space heaters, provisions for bearing RTDs, and ground lug in conduit box. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Multi-Megawatt Drives foster energy efficient machine automation.

May 13, 2014

While promoting energy efficiency through power regeneration, IndraDrive CL/ML drives also ensure optimal protection of people and machines via integrated safety functions. Power range for these air- or liquid-cooled drive systems is 110–500 kW, and Smart Energy Mode functionality manages consistent energy demand from mains side to conserve energy and avoid voltage spikes. Using parallel connection, up to eight 500 kW drives can provide up to 4 MW. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brushless DC Motor and Driver offers 80-4,000 rpm speed range.

April 9, 2014

Housed in maintenance-free package, BMU Series includes 30 W (1/25 hp), 60 W (1/12 hp), and 120 W (1/6 hp) models. When used with parallel gearhead, up to 260 lb-in. of permissible torque can be attained. Expanded functions and specifications such as optimized speed regulation, torque limitation, programming, and various display functions can be set on driver. Motor/driver packages target designers using servos, 3-phase AC motors with inverters, or those seeking optimized speed control options. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Single-Axis Drive/Controller works with electric actuators.

April 2, 2014

Combining servo or stepper drive and controller, ACS (Actuator Control Solution) works with electric actuators to create single-axis linear motion solution for replacing pneumatic cylinders and automating processes. Drives are controlled from PLC or master controller via 24 Vdc digital I/O, 0–10 Vdc or 4–20 mA analog I/O, and Ethernet or Modbus RTU over RS-485. Capable of infinite position capability, servo/controller operates on 10-60 Vdc bus, while stepper drive/controller operates on 24 Vdc. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

EtherCAT Modules feature 2- and 4-axis universal drives.

March 31, 2014

With ratings of 12–80 Vdc and 2.5–20 A, UDMMC EtherCAT Motor Drives are programmable to control 2- or 3-phase servo motors, DC brush motors, voice coil motors, and 2- or 3-phase step motors. Four-axis unit can be ordered with mixed current specification. With optional ServoBoost™ algorithm, positioning systems can achieve speeds of m/s and nanometers of jitter. Safe torque off cuts power to motor without removing power source for applications that need to comply with SIL-3 and PLe safety levels. Read More

Test & Measuring Instruments, Mechanical Components & Assemblies, Mechanical Power Transmission

Rackmount Recorders operate in extreme environments.

February 25, 2014

Housed in 4U military-specified chassis constructed using heavy-duty wrought aluminum extrusions, Talon® RTX Series provides aggregate recording rates up to 5 GBps. QuickPac™ canister allows storage drives to be removed and replaced in field. Each canister holds 8 SSDs, providing 7.68 TB of storage. Up to 4 QuickPac canisters can be installed in chassis for over 30 TB of total storage. In addition to forced air cooling system, recorders include 600 W, 85–264 V, 47–400 Hz AC power supply. 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

Intelligent Panel Mount Drive features EtherCAT interface.

December 19, 2013

Capable of 10 A continuous and 20 A peak current, Model iPOS8010 BX-CAT offers universal solution for control of rotary or linear brushless, DC brush, and step motors with powers up to 800 W and voltages up to 80 V. Unit can operate as standard EtherCAT drive that accepts CAN application protocol over EtherCAT, or as intelligent drive that can be programmed to execute complex motion profiles directly at drive level using built-in motion controller as well as Technosoft Motion Language. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Miniature Drive System runs insulin pumps.

November 20, 2013

Based on coreless, brushless DC motor technology, Miniature Drive System features integrated position sensing system and miniature planetary gearbox. High position sensing resolution enables precision dosing, while robust mechanical structure extends product life and makes drive system suitable for insulin pumps used for juvenile patients. Read More

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

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, Mechanical Power Transmission

Stepper Motor Controller features encoder-ready design.

August 27, 2013

Suitable for controlling smaller can-stack linear actuators, IDEA Drive™ PCM4806E allows encoder input to controller for closed-loop position correction capability. Encoder interface accepts single-ended, 2-channel quadrature encoder input and index signal, while 90° offset of Channel A and B allows system to determine motor direction. Operating from single supply voltage of 12–48 Vdc, drive features 0.6 Arms max rated current per phase and 8 opto-isolated general purpose I/O.   Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Lathe Twin Drive System uses two 80 kW motors.

August 13, 2013

Intended for turning tables on large vertical lathes, MSR TwinDrive is composed of 2 identical gearboxes, sharing driving torque during turning operations. With help of CNC system, system is able to cancel 100% of backlash. Models MSR330, MSR640, MSR650, and MSR660 feature torque capacity at pinion from 2,000/4,000 Nm to 9,000/18,000 Nm with 3 ratio combinations of 7.66:2, 9.88:2, and 11.49:3. Combined with pinion/ring ratio of 10 to 15, solutions offer table torques from 20,000–270,000 Nm. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Machinery & Machining Tools, Mechanical Power Transmission

Brushless DC Motor offers 20,000+ hour life.

July 30, 2013

Featuring 2.88 x 3.55 in. outside dimensions, Brushless DC Motor is available with several gearmotor combinations and variety of voltages, including 12, 24, and 163 Vdc/115 Vac. Totally enclosed, non-ventilated unit supports continuous rated speeds from 2,600–3,800 rpm and continuous rated torque from 1.8–10.8 lb-in. With efficiencies from 65–85%, maintenance-free motor is suited for variable speed and intermittent duty applications such as pumps, packaging machines, and rotary gate arms. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Intelligent Motor Drive includes EtherCAT interface.

July 9, 2013

Featuring closed frame with retractable connectors, iPOS4808 BX-CAT can control rotary or linear brushless, DC brush, and step motors with powers up to 400 W and voltages up to 50 V. Drive offers up to 8 A continuous and 20 A peak. Based on MotionChip™ technology, unit can operate as standard EtherCAT drive that accepts CAN application protocol over EtherCAT, or as intelligent drive that can be programmed to execute complex motion profiles directly at drive level using built-in motion controller. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission, Mounting & Attaching Products

Indexing Servo Motor Drive works with Rockwell Automation® PLCs.

May 30, 2013

Optimized for pulse duty, indexing servo applications requiring up to 300% peak torque, dynamic response, and usability, Digitax ST-X has torque range of 6–382 lb-in. (1,147 lb-in. peak) with 230 V, 1Ø and 3Ø and 460 V 3Ø line voltage capabilities. Along with Add-On Instruction (AOI) block programming and built-in EtherNet/IP™, features include EMC filter, 14 types of encoder feedback, Safe Torque Off, 3–6 digital inputs, and 0–3 digital configurable digital outputs. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

AC Digital Drives only use power required by application.

May 22, 2013

Comprising 14 inverter models rated for 1/8–5 hp motors, KBDF Series comes in IP 20 enclosure and is available with built-in, CE-approved, AC Line Class A Industrial Standard RFI (EMI) filter. These adjustable frequency drives, available for AC, PMSM, DC brushless, PSC, Shaded Pole, Universal, and EC motors, suit OEM applications where digital programming and displays are required. Common sense programming (CSP) organizes parameters into intuitive groups. Read More

Controls & Controllers, Mechanical Power Transmission

Motor/Drive Combinations are suited for industrial motion control.

May 13, 2013

Motor and drive combinations are power-matched for 480 V high-overload operation through 20 hp range, with I2T protection from thermal damage provided as standard. Siemens Intelligent Operator Panel (IOP) is also included, facilitating step-by-step drive startup, and application macros are provided in Sinamics G120C drive to aid installation/wiring. Communications selections include RS485 with USS and Modbus protocols; Profibus variant is also available. Read More