printer friendly version
New range of VSDs
1st Quarter 2017, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Magnet has extended its range of Schneider energy management and automation systems to include the new Altivar ATV320 variable speed drives. This system, which improves a machine’s performance in diverse applications, has also been developed to optimise design and engineering costs for original equipment manufacturers.
“Schneider’s recently launched Altivar machine range of variable speed drives – with simple, plug-and-play commissioning – meets simple and advanced application requirements for 3-phase synchronous and asynchronous motors from 0,18 to 15 kW,” says Shalendra Barath, Magnet’s Schneider product specialist. “The Altivar ATV320, which combines safety, reliability and simplicity, is used for building more effective machines, with greater reliability, at optimised costs. These drives provide continuous machine operation, even in harsh environments with elevated ambient temperature levels, dust, electrical interruptions and mechanical disturbances. Schneider drives also maximise machine operating time because production changes, maintenance, safety diagnostics, network configuration and system integration are accomplished quickly.”
Magnet’s Schneider product specialist, Shalendra Barath says that the Altivar ATV320, which combines safety, reliability and simplicity, is used for building more effective machines, with greater reliability, at optimised costs.
Altivar ATV320 devices meet various machine throughput requirements, including open loop motor control, with dynamic accuracy for start/stop applications and torque sensitive operations, even at low speed. Closed loop motor control is offered for applications requiring velocity-sensitive operation or precise positioning. This system offers advanced connectivity with automation architecture via all common fieldbuses, even in real time, with fast task cycle times.
The Altivar range, which has been designed for easy integration with various machine layouts, reduces total machine costs during installation and through the life cycle of the machine. For simplified installation, book and compact form factors reduce the machine footprint and allow efficient space usage, whether the machine is mounted in a frame or installed in an electrical cabinet. Fewer additional devices are needed to manage the machine safely and repeated sequential movements are managed internally within the drive. Printed circuit boards are class 3C3 coated in accordance with IEC 61721-3-3 to protect against corrosion in harsh environments. The drive maintains a thermal state, allowing uninterrupted operation with ambient temperatures up to 60ºC. These variable speed drives have integrated safety features, including a safe stop and speed control, as well as a guard door locking device.
Magnet supports the Altivar ATV320 range with a technical advisory and installation service throughout southern Africa. The system is suitable for applications in materials handling, packaging, textile industry, mechanical actuators and hoisting.
For more information contact Shalendra Barath, Magnet, +27 (0)31 274 1050, email@example.com, www.magnetgroup.co.za
- Energy-efficient alternative to worm gear units
3rd Quarter 2017, SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The main features of the K-Series are its maintenance-free operating life and wear-free gearing, which translates into high energy efficiency. These are also right angle gear units, meaning they are of ...
- Siemens software for high performance bikes
3rd Quarter 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Bike manufacturer develops high performance bikes with Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software.
- Drives and motors in automotive test rigs
3rd Quarter 2017, Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Regenerative drives are also often used, so that the drive is able to regenerate electric power when the motor is absorbing energy or providing a load, returning this energy to the supply and reducing ...
- NASA relies on maxon technology
3rd Quarter 2017, DNH Tradeserve, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components, Robotics & Mechatronics
Swiss drive specialist, maxon motor will supply several drives specifically developed for the task to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is building the Mars 2020 rover for NASA.
The maxon drives are ...
- Advanced linear motion systems from BMG
3rd Quarter 2017, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
BMG’s linear motion systems are designed for high speed, high precision performance to meet the rigorous demands of technologically advanced engineering. Its linear way products include linear guides, ...
- Easy plant automation with Contactless Energy Transfer
3rd Quarter 2017, SEW-Eurodrive, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
SEW-Eurodrive’s Movitrans Contactless Energy Transfer system is based on inductive energy transfer, whereby electrical energy is transferred without contact from a fixed conductor. The electromagnetic ...
- Moog launches electrohydrostatic pump unit
3rd Quarter 2017, MOOG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Moog has launched a new-generation electrohydrostatic pump unit (EPU) that helps machine builders and end-users derive the combined benefits of both hydraulic and electric actuation. The EPU is at the ...
- Micro servo controller for extreme conditions
3rd Quarter 2017, DNH Tradeserve, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Swiss drive specialist, maxon motor is expanding its range of servo controllers by adding the ESCON Module 50/8 HE (Harsh Environment), a rugged, compact powerhouse that operates in the harshest ambient ...
- New AC drives reduce energy costs
3rd Quarter 2017, Rockwell Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Rockwell Automation has introduced a suite of drive solutions that will help users reduce energy costs and increase machine uptime in high demand applications. The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T drives ...
- Positioning drives with intelligent RTE
3rd Quarter 2017, Instrotech, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The more complex systems become, the more sophisticated the required data exchange is. What is the advantage of a highly efficient production process when the entire production is suddenly halted by unexpected ...
- SMC’s range of electric actuators
3rd Quarter 2017, SMC Pneumatics South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Dynamic industrial processes require sophistication and precision, and processes such as the assembly of circuit boards, positioning of workpieces and sorting of goods all require a high level of automation. ...
- Cummins showcases its rail capability
3rd Quarter 2017, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
As a Gold Sponsor of Africa Rail 2017, Cummins was able to showcase its latest technology for the rail industry, and especially the QSK95 engine. Billed as the largest and only event of its kind in Africa, ...