Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Drive configuration made easy

Fourth Quarter 2020 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Nidec Control Techniques prides itself on offering free software for commissioning, optimising and monitoring drive/system performance. “If you have already purchased our hardware, why should you have to pay again to get it working?” says regional manager, Bruce Grobler.

M Connect gives users a free, easy-to-use tool to get their systems up and running. “Our software does not require any annual fee and comes with no limits on licences. The full version is free to download and share, keeping things simple and low cost for our customers,” he explains.

The AC drives family, Unidrive M, is designed for industrial applications. M Connect completes the package. The platform allows users to undertake a basic drive setup, optimising drive and motor performance, even with minimal drive knowledge. The tool will also assist the user to set motor and speed preferences.

Taking this programme to another level, the M range of drives is equipped with PLC programming functionality through its Machine Control Studio platform powered by Codesys. The drive can be used to automate not just the motor, but the entire line as well. This ensures your sequence is on point from A to Z, with the line running at the correct speeds and rates.

This software also links to a free real-time oscilloscope for viewing and analysing changing values within the drive. The PC platform, called CTScope, allows the user to follow operational trends, look at speed referencing, ensure motors are running at the right speed, and undertake fault-finding.

For more information contact Bruce Grobler, Nidec Control Techniques, +27 11 462 1941, bruce.grobler@mail.nidec.com, www.nidecautomation.com


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