Equipment > Drives & starters

Low harmonic drives

30 July, 2009

Danfoss Drives claims to have launched the first mass-produced VLT low harmonic drive. The drive eliminates the harmonic disturbances on the supply grid by actively imposing currents into the grid so that the high-quality sine wave of the grid current is maintained.

Current switches

30 July, 2009

Dwyer Instruments has released the series SCS current switch, suitable for monitoring whether fans, pumps, or motors are operating.

Pump and fan drive

25 June, 2009 by

ABB has announced a low-voltage AC drive, specifically targeted at pump and fan applications ranging from 0.37 to 22 kW. Built-in PID controllers are used to vary the drive’s performance in response to changes in pressure, flow or other external data, modifying the performance according to the needs of the application. This can eliminate the need for an external PLC and helps to save energy.

Variable speed drives

09 June, 2009 by

NHP carries stock of the Santerno range of variable speed drives, which includes the Sinus Nano, Micro and Penta drives.


18 May, 2009 by

Representing the first drive from the Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 750 series, the PowerFlex 755 AC drive is available in power ranges from 7.5 to 250 kW at 400/480 VAC and 540/650 VDC input. It supports multiple languages, meets global standards and certifications, and is suitable for many industries, including manufacturing, food and beverage, water/wastewater, materials handling, metals, mining and automotive.

Medium voltage industrial variable speed drives

18 May, 2009 by WEG Australia

This tech paper presents different technologies and topologies of medium-voltage (MV) drives available on the market. The paper describes the advantages and disadvantages of each configuration and the impact in the quality of energy in the mains and motor sides when using them is also analysed.

Save energy and achieve greater control with variable speed drives

17 May, 2009 by Glenn Johnson

In today’s climate of rising energy costs and carbon trading schemes, any technology which helps plants use energy more efficiently should be adopted. Variable speed drives offer the ability to control the speed and torque of motors in many applications while providing significant energy savings — but only if implemented correctly in the right application.

Soft starters

11 May, 2009 by

The VLT Soft Starter MCD 500 is a motor starting solution with advanced start, stop and protection features, adaptive acceleration control (AAC), built-in delta connections, a 4-line graphical display and multiple programming set-up menus.

Bonfiglioli honoured for its Australasian commitment

18 December, 2008

Bonfiglioli Transmission has been honoured at the 2008 Australian Bulk Handling Awards for its commitment to the Australasian market, exhibited by its major investments in new stock, technology and facilities in the region.

SEW-Eurodrive opens Adelaide office

12 December, 2008

Drives manufacturer SEW-Eurodrive has established its first South Australian sales and services centre.

Turck instrumentation enclosures

01 November, 2008

Turck’s BL20 motor starter economy module utilises SWIRE technology to provide daisy-chain connection from a single I/O slice to each motor starter via a ribbon cable.

DOL starter

01 November, 2008

NHP-Stahl has introduced a DOL electrical motor starter, a combination of an 8265 (GUB) Ex d IIC aluminium enclosure and an 8146/5 Ex e IIC GRP control station enclosure.

Motors and drives manufacturer opens Perth facilities

17 June, 2008

Industrial motors and drives manufacturer, Bonfiglioli, has opened a new office and warehouse in Perth.

VLT direct mounting system

17 December, 2007

Danfoss has released a system for mounting its VLT Decentral FCD drive equipment directly on conveyors or machines. Mounting is now possible without using the present mounting 'ears' on top and bottom.

Siemens invests in Australian electrical drives technology business

03 May, 2007

Siemens Ltd Australia and New Zealand has acquired the business of Emsby Pty Ltd, a Queensland-based electrical drives technology company supplying the infrastructure and process industries.

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