Electric Motors

Mechanical Power Transmission

Miniature Brush DC Motor features coreless design.

June 14, 2016

Measuring 16 mm in diameter, Athlonix™ 16DCP features energy-efficient coreless design with optimized self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit. Unit is available in precious metal and graphite commutation variations, both featuring Alnico magnet inside. Constant force spring design for carbon brush ensures consistent performance. With max continuous torque up to 2.63 mNm, motor is suited for medical and industrial pumps, gas analyzers, power tools, mesotherapy guns, and tattoo machines. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Hybrid Motor exceeds NEMA Premium efficiency levels.

June 10, 2016

Utilizing hybrid motor design, RPM XE achieves efficiency performance 2–4 efficiency bands above NEMA Premium® efficient levels (IE3). Design specifically exceeds premium efficiency performance on sine wave power while meeting IE3 as combined motor and drive package. Along with technology that combines starting attributes of induction cage with permanent magnets, features include laminated finned frame construction. Available configurations include power dense and standard NEMA frame. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Direct Drive Hollow-Shafted Motors deliver speed and accuracy.

June 8, 2016

Offering alternative to motor-driven mechanical arrangements, direct drive hollow-shafted motors increase speed and acceleration while promoting accuracy and response times for industrial processes. Move time may be reduced to <10 msec in applications appropriate for direct drive hollow motors. In addition to industrial automation processes, these products can also be made for such challenging environments as vacuum/space, waterproof/deep sea, and radiation resistant. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Motor (600 rpm) serves low-speed direct drive applications.

June 6, 2016

Available from 0.75&ndash;3 hp, 600 rpm versions of PremiumPlus+® Electronically Commutated Permanent Magnet (ECPM) motors are suited for directly driving larger-diameter fans at low speeds. Geometry allows use of ferrite (versus rare earth) magnets, and overall design contributes to energy conservation by eliminating maintenance and efficiency losses associated with belts and pulleys. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

WEG Presents New Geared Motor Product Line

May 31, 2016

WEG presents the new WG20 geared motor product line, which boasts worldwide interchangeability along with extremely high efficiency and reliability, at this year’s Hannover Messe. WEG, a leading global vendor of drive technology, is presenting the new WG20 geared motor product line at Hannover Messe 2016. It includes helical, parallel-shaft and helical bevel gear units with rugged... 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

AC Motor Output Filters increase service life, reliability.

May 19, 2016

To increase service life and system reliability, FN5060 dv/dt filters protect AC motors from destructive effects of peak voltages and inrush amps. Design does not employ capacitors or resistors, which facilitates installation. Reducing high-output dv/dt from IGBT motor drives and eliminating over-voltages caused by line reflections on motor cables, products offer typical dv/dt reduction by factor of 8&ndash;12. Filters suit loads up to 760 Vac, 30&ndash;1,200 A, and motors up to 60 Hz. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Direct Drive Rotary Servo Motors provide 3-160 Nm torque.

May 13, 2016

Suited for demanding OEM and end-user applications, Series PM-DD includes 13 models covering 5 frame sizes of 135, 175, 230, 290, and 360 mm. Motors provide rated speeds of 150 and 200 rpm with accuracy of ±30 arc sec and repeatability of ±1.3 arc sec. Equipped with 20-bit, BiSS-C absolute encoder, motors are suited for robotic, indexing table, and inspection equipment applications. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Miniature BLDC Motor balances high speed and high torque.

May 2, 2016

Available in 45 and 60 mm lengths with Hall sensors and 3 different coils to match speed and voltage requirements, Ultra EC&trade; model 22ECP utilizes Ultra coil technology for optimized torque and power density from low to high speed. This brushless slotless 2-pole mini motor, suitable for medical and industrial markets, supports customization via gearbox, encoder, coil, and mechanical interface options. 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

Mechanical Power Transmission, Mining, Oil Drilling & Refining, Green & Clean

WEG Motors Drive Safe Jackup Operations in the North Sea

April 19, 2016

Reliability is key to ensuring the success of ‘jackup’ operations in the oil gas industry. With this in mind, leading provider of offshore drilling units Paragon Offshore turned to global drive technology manufacturer WEG to replace the electric motors driving its B391 jackup rig in the North Sea. WEG supplied Paragon with 58 highly reliable and energy efficient W22 motors to ensure a smooth... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

WEG and Alpha Electrics to supply Grange Resources Mill Motor

April 18, 2016

WEG Australia, through its local business partner Alpha Electrics (Tasmania), has successfully won the tender for Grange Resources, supplying two synchronous mill motors (frame size 1400). Facilitated by the ongoing business relationship between Alpha Electrics and Grange Resources and bolstered by the long standing supply and service history that Alpha Electrics has with WEG Australia, WEG... Read More

HVAC, Mechanical Power Transmission

Marathon Motors TEAO Cooling Tower Motor Wins Plant Engineering's Gold Product of the Year Award

April 14, 2016

Plant Engineering magazine has chosen Marathon™ Motors TEAO Cooling Tower motor for the 2015 Product of the Year Gold Award in the Electric Motors and Drives category. The award program, now in its 28th year, relies on readership to select the outstanding new products that help them do their jobs in a manner that’s more efficient, productive, safe and smart.  “Marathon Motors is... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Brush DC Motor carries up to 14.96 mNm torque.

April 8, 2016

Featuring coreless design with self-supporting coil and magnetic circuit in 24 mm diameter size, Athlonix&trade; 24DCT provides efficiency reaching up to 90%. Miniature DC motor is available in 2 variations: precious metal commutation and graphite commutation with Neo magnet inside. Product is suited for battery-driven applications such as medical and industrial pumps, drug delivery systems, robotic systems, miniature industrial power tools, tattoo machines, and dental tools. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Reliable DC Motors incorporate mechanical monitoring system.

April 5, 2016

Offered in low-profile package with DC motor technology as alternative to motor rewinds or AC conversions, 125&ndash;1,200 hp RPM PD series is optimized for reliability. Performance and armature design produce full power over extended speed ranges with smooth torque transitions and minimal cogging while operating at low speeds. Length of brushes, along with mechanical monitoring system, promotes increased run time between scheduled maintenance shutdowns. Read More

Electrical Equipment & Systems, Mechanical Power Transmission

Hygienic Servomotors utilize vented connector.

April 1, 2016

Designed for challenging environments, such as daily exposure to chemicals and high-pressure wash-downs, AKMH&trade; Hygienic Servomotors include integrated pressure equalization feature. Hybrid power/feedback cable incorporates tube that allows motor&rsquo;s internal pressure to equalize with electrical cabinet of connected drive. Applied to end of cable that exits motor, Vented Connector assembly allows motor to vent at connection point while maintaining IP69K rating and hygienic features. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Green & Clean

Brake Motors operate in fixed or variable speed applications.

March 22, 2016

Based on IMfinity® induction motor, Leroy-Somer FFB Brake Motors withstand severe stresses encountered in handling applications. Units offer total control of noise level, for both pick-up and engagement, as well as optimum control of application and release. Available in frame sizes 71&ndash;160, motors are sized for dynamic braking, and are based on failsafe operation. Products feature 230/380/400/415 and 460 V multi-voltage operation and provide braking torques from 4.5&ndash;200 N.m. Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission

Portescap's Ultra EC(TM) Brushless Mini Motor Platform Wins 2016 Golden Mousetrap Award from Design News Magazine

March 8, 2016

Portescap’s Ultra EC™ Brushless DC Mini Motors have been recognized with a Golden Mousetrap Award in the Automation and Control: Motors and Mechanical Motion category. The annual awards are sponsored by Design News to recognize and celebrate the companies, products and people energizing North American design, engineering and manufacturing. Winners were announced at the Golden Mousetraps... Read More

Mechanical Power Transmission, Software

Configuration Software Matches Gearboxes with Motors, Creates CAD Files for Easy Design Integration

March 2, 2016

Regal’s Marathon Motors and Hub City collaborate with PARTsolutions to provide perfectly matched gearbox/motor configurations downloadable in 150 CAD formats. Regal divisions Hub City and Marathon Motors have collaborated with PARTsolutions to create product configuration software that allows design engineers to create and download perfectly matched gear/motor configurations. The... Read More