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Product roundup: the latest in motors and drives

Feb. 2, 2017
Drives and motors push the lifeblood raw materials and products that keep the process industries alive.

Replacement NEMA motors

Ten new Marathon NEMA 182TC- or 184TC-frame motors with YxxxA catalog numbers match frame size and horsepower, and are equivalent in dimension, weight and performance to the non-“A” suffix models they replace. Marathon AC motors include induction models ranging from 1/4 HP to 100 HP, and feature dual 230/460 VAC and 575 VAC voltages with a base speed of 1,200 RPM or 1,800 RPM. They're performance-matched to Durapulse and GS series AC drives, and carry a three-year warranty.

AutomationDirect / 800-633-0405

Hybrid exceeds premium efficiency

RPM XE motor platform achieves efficiency two to four efficiency bands above NEMA premium efficient levels (IE3) by employing a hybrid motor design. Its advanced technology combines the starting attributes of an induction cage with permanent magnets, and can provide substantial energy savings and performance for most centrifugal-load applications. The hybrid design exceeds premium efficiency performance on sine wave power, while meeting IE3 as a combined motor and drive package.

Baldor Electric Co. / 479-646-4711

Servomotors and amplifiers

Sigma-7 line of rotary, linear and direct-drive servomotors and amplifiers nearly double the bandwidth of Yaskawa’s Sigma-5 servos for quicker response to system commands. They have 24-bit encoding that boosts precision 16 times higher than industry standard, and new algorithms that correct machine imperfections. The 18 new Sigma-7 products cover a wide range of motion-control applications with rotary servos from 3 W to 55 kW in output. Users can choose from two direct-drive servos and four linear products.

Yaskawa America Inc.

Harmonic mitigation, regeneration

Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T AC drives with new TotalForce drive technology provide harmonic mitigation, regeneration and common bus system configurations. They include PowerFlex 755TL low-harmonic drive, PowerFlex 755TR regenerative drive, and PowerFlex755 common DC bus drive system, which are all compliant with IEEE 519 specification. These new drives also have a small footprint, comprehensive diagnostic and maintenance, and simplified startup and installation.

Rockwell Automation

High power density linear actuator

20DBM can stack linear actuators are 20-mm linear stepper motors with an optimized design suitable for high-linear-force applications, and feature an optimized magnetic circuit that provides improved performance over existing designs. Their 7.5° step angle provides finer incremental movement with high accuracy and repeatability. With maximum holding force up to 50 N, 20DBM is available in captive and non-captive versions with various lead-screw pitch options on Portescap's MotionCompass online selection tool.

Portescap / 610-235-5499

Standalone motion control, small package

Programmable Controller Multi-axis Master (PCMM) delivers PLC and motion control in a compact, easy-to-use format. Features include high-performance motion and increased machine throughput; IEC 61131-3 programmable automation and control; EtherCAT Master for high-performance motion and device synchronization; coordinated control of up to 128 axes; synchronized path control of 250 us for up to 32 axes; and communication over TCP/IP, Modbus, EtherNet/IP and Profinet to host PLC, computer or network.

Kollmorgen / 540-633-3545

AC Drive with IGBT and PMAC

Frenic-Ace is a new-series, full-performance AC drive using Fuji Electric’s latest insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) technology. It's also equipped with 200 steps of customizable logic and permanent magnet AC (PMAC) motor control. In addition, Frenic-Ace provides compact, powerful, multi-rated specification solutions for AC drive applications. It's reliabilty is assured by a three-year standard warranty.

Fuji Electric Corp. of America / 732-560-9410

Power quality, motor analyzer

Fluke 438-II power quality and motor analyzer uses proprietary algorithms to analyze not only three-phase power quality, but also torque, efficiency and speed to determine system performance, and detect overload conditions, eliminating the need for motor load sensors. It simplifies the process of motor performance diagnosis by providing analysis data for both the electrical and mechanical characteristics of the motor while it's operating.

Fluke Corp. / 800-44-FLUKE (443-5853)

Expanded medium-voltage drive line

Medium-voltage SC9000 general-purpose, adjustable-frequency drives (AFD) combine innovative technology, simplified design and construction, system flexibility and ease of use, and can be maintenance-free for up to 10 years. They have a low-part-count topology and come standard with a redundant cooling system to help improve reliability. In addition, SC9000 allows users to shift from low-voltage to medium-voltage drives for applications at lower power ranges.

Eaton / 800-386-1911

Medium voltage for low power

Sinamics Perfect Harmony GH180 medium-voltage drive has a PCB-based power cell for less maintenance and greater availability, as well as part count reduced by more than 70% compared to its previous design to provide an efficient solution for low-power applications. GH180 is IEEE 519-compliant and compatible with any motor type. It also supports 480-V or 600-V input voltages up to 400 A. GH180 achieves up to 96.5% energy efficiency through its entire speed range.

Siemens Industry Inc. / 800-241-4453

Variable frequency for three-phase-apps

CFW300 is a high-performance VFD for three-phase induction motors. Installation is simple because of CFW300's compact size, zero clearance side-by-side mounting, and contactor-like top in/bottom out wiring. Commissioning is easy using the selectable WEG vector (VVW) or scalar (V/F) control modes, built-in back-lit HMI and SoftPLC feature, including free download of WPS software. An external RFI filter can be added in the field to reduce the conducted emission levels to IEC 61800-3 and EN 55011 standards.

WEG Electric Corp. / 800-ASK-4WEG (275-4934)

Control—even with sine wave filter

Acopos P3 servo drives with upgraded current control loop let users implement a sine wave filter and gain its advantages without negatively affecting drive control performance. Sine wave filters improve energy efficiency, reduce motor strain, decrease electromagnetic noise on motor cables, and smooth current curves. Acopos P3 takes the characteristic curve of the sine wave filter into account, allowing the full bandwidth of the current control loop to be used, and ensures that it's stable and robust.

B&R Automation

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