Invertek Helps Canadian Marine Contamination Response Team Keep Fleet Efficient
AC Motor Controllers and Drives

Invertek Helps Canadian Marine Contamination Response Team Keep Fleet Efficient

An organisation dedicated to protecting wildlife, economic and environmental sensitivities along the coast of British Columbia, Canada has made three of its new vessels more efficient thanks to Invertek Drives variable frequency drive (VFD) technology. Western Canada Marine Response Corp. (WCMRC) responds to marine contamination along 27,000kms of coastline using a fleet of dedicated vessels...

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AutomationDirect Introduces WEG CFW300 Frequency Drives with Configurable Digital Inputs
AC Motor Controllers and Drives

AutomationDirect Introduces WEG CFW300 Frequency Drives with Configurable Digital Inputs

The WEG CFW300 Variable Frequency Drives feature contactor-style electrical connections, built-in keypad and SoftPLC with WEG Programming Suite software. The drives are offered in sixteen models ranging from 1/4 hp to 5 hp with single or three-phase 200-240 VAC power supply options. The WPS tool allows graphical monitoring, parameter setting and programming in Ladder languages. They come with one...

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New PML Series DC Motor Drives Come with On-Board Trim Pots
DC Motor Controllers and Drives

New PML Series DC Motor Drives Come with On-Board Trim Pots

The PML Series DC Motor Drives are available in steel and plastic NEMA 4X packages and can control motors ranging from 90 to 280 VDC, up to 5 A/1.5 HP. The trim-pots allow user to set maximum and minimum speeds, acceleration and deceleration rates, motoring and regening current limits and integral feedback gains. They come with isolated inputs that accept floating or grounded signals (0 ± 5 VDC,...

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Aerotech Launches GL4 Scanner Controllers That Use Advanced Interpolation Electronics
Miscellaneous Controllers

Aerotech Launches GL4 Scanner Controllers That Use Advanced Interpolation Electronics

The GL4 Scanner Controllers are designed for long-thermal stability and micron-level tracking accuracy. The unit offers 192 kHz servo rate and resolution up to 26-bits. They come with infinite field of view and zero-tracking error for eliminating speed-related part distortion like necking on circles and rounding of corners. The controllers are offered with fiber-optic interface and onboard...

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Distillation 101: A Guide to Distillation and Separation Technologies
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Distillation 101: A Guide to Distillation and Separation Technologies

Distillation is a separation unit operation that involves multiple countercurrent-stage steps, separating two or more volatile components. This results in the contact of liquid and vapor most generally in counterflow. Distillation 101: A Guide to Distillation and Separation Technologies provides an in-depth look at everything you need to know about distillation, including: Design procedures Equipment components Applications

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New ISL784x4 Half-Bridge Drivers Come with Independent Source and Sink MOSFET Gate Driver Pins
Motor Controllers and Drives

New ISL784x4 Half-Bridge Drivers Come with Independent Source and Sink MOSFET Gate Driver Pins

The ISL784x4 Family Half-Bridge Drivers consist of ISL78424, ISL78444 and ISL78434 devices. The units are suitable for 12V-24V bidirectional DC/DC converters and high current buck or boost applications. The devices feature a 3A sourcing and 4A sinking output current and tri-level PWM input. The drivers are offered with on-chip 3Ω bootstrap FET switch, adaptive dead time control and programmable...

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Latest PowerFlex 755T Drives from Rockwell Automation Come with Active Front-End Technology
Motor Controllers and Drives

Latest PowerFlex 755T Drives from Rockwell Automation Come with Active Front-End Technology

The PowerFlex 755T AC Drives are available for applications ranging from 7.5 to 4,500 kW. The units now come with patented TotalFORCE technology, which allows the drives to monitor machine characteristics that can be changed over time and automatically compensate for changes. The adaptive tuning feature of the units uses up to four automatic tracking notch filters for blocking resonance and...

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New XR3 Six-Axis Drive Rack Offers Loop Closure Rates Up to 20 kHz
Motor Controllers and Drives

New XR3 Six-Axis Drive Rack Offers Loop Closure Rates Up to 20 kHz

The XR3 Six-Axis Drive Rack is offered with field replaceable 3U plug-in amplifiers that support linear and PWM amplifiers. The product is capable of controlling any combination of brushless, DC brush, or stepper motors at up to 320 VDC and 30 A peak current. The device comes with per-axis brake control logic, auxiliary encoder feedback, analog I/O expansion, 2 safe torque off sense inputs, 16...

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New VGD-100+ Variable Frequency Drive Comes with a Bluetooth Communications
AC Motor Controllers and Drives

New VGD-100+ Variable Frequency Drive Comes with a Bluetooth Communications

The VGD-100+ Internal Variable Frequency Drive is offered with smartphone companion app. The mobile app allows user to set-up, monitor status and troubleshoot. The product comes with four digital inputs, two digital outputs, BACnet and Modbus communications. The mobile app eliminates the need to access controls directly on the drive and enables the operator to monitor the status of multiple fans,...

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Shopping Centre Benefits from 30 Per Cent Water and Energy Savings as a Result of Optidrive Eco and Optiflow™
AC Motor Controllers and Drives

Shopping Centre Benefits from 30 Per Cent Water and Energy Savings as a Result of Optidrive Eco and Optiflow™

A major shopping centre near Jakarta, Indonesia is achieving at least 30 per cent savings in water and energy costs as a result of installing Invertek Drives Ltd’s Optidrive™ Eco variable frequency drives (VFD). The monthly water and associated energy costs at the Karawaci Shopping Mall, West Jakarta amounted to over £350,000, the single largest cost facing the retail site. Water was being...

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