Articles Tagged with ''drives''

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Auto-tensioning motor base

June 3, 2014
The Browning Tenso-set Series 600 horizontal sliding motor base for V-belt drives automatically maintains belt tension for extended periods; a coil spring inside the screw housing pushes against the carriage to maintain tension as the belt wears or seats itself further into the sheave groove.


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Drive components

June 3, 2014
Meeting the IEEE 519 standard for preventing interference between electrical components, REO-USA liquid-cooled resistors and reactors dissipate and remove heat from variable frequency drives used in food processing and HVAC applications; they have “water pockets” and are encapsulated on a metal plate with integrated cooling channels.


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Distributed servo drives

June 3, 2014
Kollmorgen AKD-N distributed servo drives connect to all types of Kollmorgen motor technologies.


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Decentralized servo drive

June 3, 2014
The Siemens Sinamics S120M ready-to-connect decentralized motor with integrated drive offers the option of moving the motor inverter outside the control cabinet and directly onto the motor.


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Servo drives

June 3, 2014
Using predictive following error compensation, B&R ACOPOS servo drives feature repetitive control.


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Variable frequency drive

June 3, 2014
Combining traditional induction and permanent magnet motors in a single solution, the Mitsubishi A800 Series all-in-one variable frequency drive can be used in induction motors and next-generation interior permanent motors.


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Direct-drive component

April 7, 2014

The Weiss HP70 60mm-wide pick-and-place direct-drive component achieves over 100 cycles/min. with a repeat accuracy of 0.01mm.


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Micro drive

April 7, 2014

Used in a broad range of applications from augers, mixers, pumps and fans to conveyors, the ABB ACS250 micro drive has a voltage range from 1 to 115V in/3 to 230V out to 600V in/out.


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Compact AC drive

December 6, 2013

With the Rockwell Allen-Bradley compact PowerFlex 523 AC drive, a standard USB connection can be used to upload and download drive-configuration files; the drive also can be programmed through its built-in HMI. 


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Medium voltage AC drive

December 6, 2013

The Yaskawa MV1000 medium voltage AC drive uses two 5-voltage step bridges per phase to generate a 17-level line-to-line voltage output delivered to the motor.


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The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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