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NORD Drivesystems Profinet interface for SK 500E inverters

05 August, 2011 by

NORD Drivesystems supplies Profinet modules for the integration of frequency inverters into Profinet environments and has introduced modular units for cabinet-mounted SK 500E inverters while a version for distributed SK 200E-type inverters will follow.

Westek DPI25 Series voltage dip-proofing inverter

24 March, 2011

The DPI25 Series voltage dip-proofing inverter is designed for motor control applications where there are frequent voltage dips and momentary interruptions to power, and for instances where momentary interruptions to processes are expensive or where it is critical to maintain operations such as lifts or conveyors.

Schaffner Sinusoidal FN5040/45 drive output filters

23 August, 2010 by

The Schaffner Sinusoidal FN5040/45 output filters are designed to ensure cooler and more reliable drives. As well as offering the capacity to prevent premature failures and expensive downtime, they are matched to the technical requirements of modern drive systems reducing the extra losses experienced in AC motors.

SEW-Eurodrive Movipro SDC standard drive controller

20 April, 2010 by

The Movipro SDC (standard drive controller) features a compact IP54-rated enclosure and is designed to provide industry with an easy-to-use field-mountable drive solution, suitable for decentralised single-axis speed control and positioning applications.

The drive for harmonic balance

19 April, 2010

The presence of harmonics can drastically alter the quality of the power provided to electrical systems and may affect equipment on that supply. Peter Tomazic, Solution Consultant for the Systems and Solutions business of Rockwell Automation, explains how harmonics are generated, why they are a problem and discusses various engineered solutions that can mitigate their effects.

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 753 AC drive

01 March, 2010

The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 753 AC drive has been optimised for general-purpose induction motor control applications, while maintaining the functionality of the PowerFlex 750 series.

ABB ACS 2000 air-cooled AC drive

07 February, 2010 by

The ACS 2000 air-cooled general-purpose AC drive is designed for reliability, easy installation and fast commissioning. The drive is specifically targeted at fan, pump, compressor and other common applications in industries such as water, cement, minerals and mining, metals, oil and gas, pulp and paper, power generation and chemical.

Sinamics G150 Clean Power frequency converter

15 January, 2010 by

The Sinamics G150 Clean Power frequency converter from Siemens is designed to provide an energy-efficient drive with high power rating for fans, pumps and compressors or extruders, mixers and mills. The converter also reduces low-frequency harmonic effects on the system and thus fulfils the high requirements for current and voltage quality placed on mains supplies.

Altivar 12 variable speed drive

23 November, 2009 by

Specifically developed for integration into small industrial and consumer machines, the Altivar 12 variable speed drive ensures easy set-up, flexibility and installation time saving in a compact package.

Altivar 312 variable speed drive

23 November, 2009 by

The Altivar 312 variable speed drive’s auto-tuning, preprogrammed application settings and enhanced communication capabilities are designed to ensure suitability for applications ranging from standalone production machines to integrated process architectures.

High power drives

26 October, 2009 by

Schneider Electric’s Altivar 61 Plus and Altivar 71 Plus are low-voltage variable speed drives for high power ratings, from 90 kW to 2400 kW, and are designed for simplicity of operation.

Building a reliable VFD system

16 October, 2009 by Brian Shuman, Senior Product Development Engineer, Belden

A variable frequency drive (VFD) regulates the speed of a three-phase AC electric motor by controlling the frequency and voltage of the power it delivers to the motor.


21 September, 2009 by

The ACS850 drive features an in-built, energy-saving calculator, embedded Modbus and drive-to-drive link, intelligent user interface with a series of assistant wizards, integrated safety functions, modular hardware and software, and a removable memory unit.

AC drive delivers more options

19 August, 2009

The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 AC drive from Rockwell Automation has a range of sophisticated features, which the company says allows it to deliver more options for intelligent motor control and integration flexibility than any other drive in its class.

VLT low harmonic drives

30 July, 2009

The VLT Aqua Drive, VLT Automation Drive and VLT HVAC Drive are now available in a low harmonic version. The VLT low harmonic drive reduces the harmonic distortion and load on the supply network by actively imposing currents in counter phase, so that the high-quality sine wave of the network current is restored.

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