http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.95Change: -0.06
R/$ = 12.68Change: 0.06
Au 1094.44 $/ozChange: 4.58
Pt 984.00 $/ozChange: -4.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Jul 20, 2012

Drives range with increased motor capabilities made available to market

Back
Engineering|Mequon|Environment|Industrial|Motors|Packaging|Pumps|Rockwell Automation|Safety|Systems|United States|Equipment|Maintenance|Motors|Packaging|Power Applications|Product|Products|Systems|Environmental|John Cherney|Motors|Power|Motors|Wisconsin
Engineering||Environment|Industrial|Motors|Packaging|Pumps|Safety|Systems||Equipment|Maintenance|Motors|Packaging|Products|Systems|Environmental|Motors|Power|Motors|
engineering|mequon|environment|industrial|motors-company|packaging-company|pumps|rockwell-automation|safety|systems-company|united-states|equipment|maintenance|motors-industry-term|packaging|power-applications|product|products|systems|environmental|john-cherney|motors-person|power|motors|wisconsin
© Reuse this



Industrial automation company Rockwell Automation launched its new range of alternating current drives last month, which is suitable for a variety of applications and offers ease of use and flexibility, says global product manager John Cherney.

The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 750-Series offers more selection options for control, communications, safety and supporting hardware, he adds.

The series comprises the PowerFlex 753 and 755, which offer seamless integration into the Logix environment for simplified and enhanced configuration, programming, commissioning, diagnostics and maintenance which, therefore, reduces engineering time and costs.

A slot-based mechanical architecture to support addi- tional options for input and output, feedback, safety, communications and auxiliary power supply are also included in the series.

Further, to meet environmental protection requirements, the series is flexible, as it includes packaging options, high-power cabinets and commonly used power options that are required for high-power applications.

Cherney says the decision to launch a new product was based on a prominent need in the market for a strong synergy between a drive and a controller, both of which, he says, are strengths of Rockwell Automation.

“The development itself was created hand-in-hand with our controllers to enable the two devices to basically operate as one.”

Cherney explains that, as applications become more complex and the demand for connectivity to other devices, as well as the sharing of information to multiple locations, increases, the company developed a drive that offers creativity and simplicity to users.

“Most of the products on the market today are difficult to connect with each other, so we designed this product to offer users a simple, seamless, rapid and error-free commissioning process

,” he states.

He adds that the PowerFlex 750-Series is capable of conducting traditional induction motor control and any type of permanent magnet motor control.

“There is growing demand for permanent magnet motors and it is not easy for drive manufacturers to control these types of motors with the required level of accuracy. Rockwell Automation, however, has the capability to do just that,” Cherney notes.

Because the series’ control capabilities are so enhanced, there are few applications it cannot perform, he adds.

The series is suitable for industrial applications such as pumps, fans and high-speed processing equipment that require anything from speed control to torque control and positioning.

Rockwell Automation adds that the need for enhanced safety, such as that of personnel, equipment and facilities, is growing globally. The company, therefore, built capabilities into the drive for preapproved safety functionality.

The safe-torque-off and safe-speed-monitor options provide a choice of safety levels depending on application requirements.

“Each is added to the drivers as a user-selectable option. “All certifications are pre- approved and pre-evaluated, which makes it easy for users to certify their systems,” Cherney explains.

The PowerFlex 750-Series was designed and manufactured near the Rockwell Automation headquarters in Mequon, Wisconsin, in the US, and was made available to the market on June 7.

Rockwell Automation continues to add different functions and features to the series to ensure that the demands and needs of the industrial market are met.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission News
PROJECT FOOTPRINT Hansen Transmissions South Africa is commissioning two large projects in the Tete coalfields and the Port of Nacala, in Mozambique
To compensate for a decrease in the South African market activity because of volatile commodity pricing and investor confidence uncertainties, gearbox designer and manufacturer Hansen Transmissions South Africa (SA) is focusing more on Africa as a new market by...
SUPPORT OFFERING Voith can model any coupling, such as the TP-KL coupling, in its TurboSim software to show the product’s performance
A torque-limiting coupling is key in protecting capital equipment investments in high-energy applications, such as crushing and milling in steel production, high-speed rotating equipment and high-speed gearboxes, states fluid couplings manufacturer Voith. “The Voith...
MECHATRONIC EFFICIENCY The Movigear drive technology meets premium efficiency IE4 and can result in up to 50% energy cost savings in drive system applications
Energy can constitute up to 90% of the life-cycle costs of drive systems that have not been enhanced, notes specialist drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive. The company addresses this issue using its effiDRIVE energy-saving solutions, which are based on...
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 2 hours 45 minutes ago Embattled South African steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) has offered insight into the “fair pricing model” it has tabled before government in return for tariff protection and a government stipulation that locally manufactured steel be designated for...
Updated 2 hours 54 minutes ago Telecommunications group Telkom on Friday said it had posted a 1.7% uptick in net revenue for the three months to June 30, on the back of a strong performance by mobile on data revenue and higher fixed-line subscription revenue. Mobile net revenue for the first three...
Updated 3 hours ago Dangote Cement revised its 2015 spending plans to $1-billion from the $700-million estimated nine months ago after it commissioned two new African plants this June, Nigeria's biggest listed company said on Friday. The company, majority owned by billionaire Aliko...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
Daimler truck test engineer Dirk Stranz pushes one button, and then retracts his hands from the steering wheel of the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025. “And now the truck is driving itself.”
The statutory body responsible for skills development and support in the banking sector, BANKSETA, was investing R68-million in the capacity building project of the University of Venda (UniVen), announced Bankseta company secretary Caroline King at a media event in...
LIONEL MOYAL Cloud services providers must compete against other cloud services providers for business by providing up-to-date systems and services
Legacy information technology (IT) systems are becoming increasingly obsolete because of the maturity, efficiencies and cost effectiveness of cloud-based IT services, says information and communication technology major T-Systems subsidiary Intervate head Lionel...
ARMANDÉ KRUGER Balancing the collection and processing of data must be aligned to strategy
Many complementary services enable companies to derive broad value from data inside and outside them. The complexity of data management means that companies’ strategies determine the various data systems and functions they will use, says PBT Group regional sales...
The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has announced that it had awarded the country’s first remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) pilot’s licence. It was issued on Friday, July 10, to SACAA employee and qualified commercial pilot Nicole Swart,...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96