Articles Tagged with ''drives''

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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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Servo drives

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

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Variable frequency drive

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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Micro drive

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

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

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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Helical-bevel gear drives

 Available with output torque up to 7.7 (870 Nm) and input power to 10hp (7.5kW), Boston Gear SS2000R right-angle, helical-bevel gear drives meet the demands of washdown applications. 

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Linear positioning drives

 Nanotec Electronic hybrid linear positioning drives include a rotating screw mounted on the stepper motor; the linear movement is generated with the aid of an external nut. 

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