Stand-Alone Motor Controller combines power, compact package.

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Operating on its own, connected to PLC, or driven by potentiometers, 140 x 98 x 33 mm Model BDE40 works with most 3-phase brushless DC Hall effect motors. It offers 4-quadrant functionality and load resistor protection and is suited for applications requiring standard forward and reverse motor control as well as closed-loop speed control for motor slowing and stopping. Controller delivers up to 360 W with 11-36 Vdc, 10 A nominal, and max continuous current of 14 A.



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Crouzet Introduces BDE40 Controller



Crouzet Introduces Stand-Alone Controller Featuring 4-Quadrant Functionality and High Power in Convenient Package Size

VISTA, Calif., - July 23, 2009 - Crouzet North America, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies, has introduced the BDE40 Controller to complement its extensive line of standard and custom Brushless DC Motors. The BDE40 can be used with most 3-phase brushless Hall effect motors in a wide range of motion control applications and includes 4-quadrant functionality, convenient packaging and load resistor protection.

"The new controller was introduced to provide a convenient new solution for our customers," explains Jim McNamara, Crouzet Application Engineer. "Brushless DC motors always require a driver and by offering a universal-type controller solution, our customers don't need to go elsewhere to complete the package."

The device's 4-quadrant design is suited for applications requiring not only standard forward and reverse motor control, but also closed-loop speed control for motor slowing and stopping. Typical applications include control for production conveyor belts, production robot trolley wheels, medical, food mixing machines, cutting and packaging machines, and other applications having 12V or 24V power supplies requiring powerful motors.

The BDE40 delivers up to 360 Watts power with 11 to 36 VDC, 10A nominal, and a maximum continuous current of 14A. Resistors provide protection against over-current, polarity inversion, and short circuiting. Other performance characteristics include an absorbed current of 0.1A, temperature rise of 50°C, ambient operating temperature of 20-40°C, and storage temperature of 40-90°C. Input is pull-up resistor connected to 5V Hall effect and output is type PNP open collector with maximum current of 0.02A. The new device measures just 140mm x 98mm x 33mm (LxWxH) and weighs 10.75 oz. (305 g).

Offering optimum flexibility, the BDE40 can be used as stand-alone controller, connected to a PLC (0-10V and PWM compatible inputs) or driven by potentiometers. The unit comes standard with guide, braking resistor, protection diodes and connectors. OEMs and manufacturers can use with edge connector instead of flying leads for easy adaption to production. The BDE40 meets several safety standards including EC, EN 55022 Level B, EN 61000-4-2, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 64000-4-6, and EN 64000-4-29.

The new Crouzet BDE40 Controller is priced competitively starting at $150.00 in production quantities and is available now with standard delivery of 8 to 10 weeks. For more information, contact Crouzet North America, 2470 Coral Street, Bldg. D, Vista, Calif., 92081-8430; Tel: (760) 597-6322; Fax (760) 597-6320; E-mail: mcnamaj@us.crouzet.com, or visit www.crouzet-usa.com

About Crouzet North America:
Crouzet North America is an operation of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST). Crouzet (pronounced cruise-A) started operations in the US in 1978. A global company of about $180 M, Crouzet is headquartered in France, with about 2000 workers in more than 14 countries. The Crouzet motor activity is composed of sub-fractional HP AC, DC, BLDC, and Stepper motors with global sales of $55 M, with a world wide sales team and adaptation centers to support special OEM applications. www.crouzet-usa.com

About CST Motors:
CST Motors is comprised of BEI Kimco Magnetics and Crouzet; both are operations of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST). CST Motors has global sales of $68 M. CST Motors has the ability to support our customers worldwide with International sales teams and adaptation centers.

Crouzet (pronounced cruise-A) started operations in the US in 1978. The Crouzet motor activity is composed of sub-fractional HP AC, DC, BLDC, and Stepper motors with global sales of $55 M, with a worldwide sales team and adaptation centers to support special OEM applications.

BEI Kimco Magnetics is a leading manufacturer of high speed, fractional horsepower brushless bldc motors, voice coil actuators, smart voice coil actuators and bldc motor controllers for the Transportation, Industrial, and Aerospace & Defense markets. www.crouzet-usa.com and www.beikimco.com

About Custom Sensors & Technologies:
Headquartered in Moorpark, CA - Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST) is comprised of industry-leading brands including Crouzet, Kavlico, Crydom, and former divisions of BEI Technologies - Newall and Systron Donner. CST provides sensors, controls, and actuation products for the Transportation, Industrial and Aerospace & Defense markets. www.cstsensors.com

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