Articles Tagged with ''drives''

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Cabinet-free drive technology

The Rexroth IndraDrive Mi cabinet-free drive solution merges drive electronics and motors into an integral unit; it virtually eliminates the drive electronics in the cabinet.


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Decentralized servo drive

A compact, ready-to-connect motor with integrated drive, the Siemens Sinamics S120M decentralized servo drive allows moving the motor inverter outside the control cabinet and directly onto the motor.


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Multi-pump drive

The VACON 100 FLOW AC drive controls the flow and pressure of a maximum of 8 pumps (or fans) without an external controller; it is equipped with built-in Ethernet for commissioning and maintenance, as well as local or remote monitoring.


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Conveyor belting should be seen and not heard

When belting runs quietly, there’s little wear, and that means long life and very little downtime.
Table Talk Pies, located in Worcester, MA since 1938, makes those four-in. round pies that, if you live in the Northeast, you’ve probably have had the opportunity to try.


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Auto-tensioning motor base

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

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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Decentralized servo drive

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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IPPE 2015

The 2015 International Production and Processing Expo (IPPE) was held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center, Jan. 27-29. More than 30,000 poultry, meat and feed industry representatives attended the event to interact with the 1,288 exhibitors on the show floor that covered more than 490,000 net square feet. At the show exhibitors demonstrated innovations in equipment, supplies and services utilized by firm in the production and processing of meat, poultry, eggs and feed products.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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2015 March

In this March 2015 issue of Food Engineering, we explore how a surprise FDA audit could be serious if you're not recording key data.

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