NORD Drivesystems

LogiDrive – high-efficiency, low-maintenance drives for intralogistics

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS now offers standardized drive units in three highly efficient and easy-to-service versions for typical requirements in conveying applications. The line-up of LogiDrive systems enables a quicker selection of the suitable drive for a given application and allows for reducing the variety of versions to a manageable few. IE4 synchronous motors with 1.1 kW, 1.5 kW, and 2.2 kW rated power are combined with two-stage helical bevel gears for speed ranges of 0-565 rpm (size 1) or 0-482 rpm (size 2 and 3). The transmission is continuously variable in the range from 1 to 500. Distributed frequency inverters for installation on the conveyor frame near the motor ensure optimum accessibility. They feature a key switch for disconnection from the plant control system and a direction switch for local set-up.


Single-cable solutions – new possibilities opened up by high-quality components and an open protocol

Single-cable solutions are increasingly gaining traction in the field of servo drive technology. In addition to the growing number of drive manufacturers offering single-cable solutions, this trend is fuelled by the increasing number of manufacturers of rotary encoders that allow the implementation of such solutions in the first place. They differ not only in the protocol used, but also in technical details such as resolution and stability. Helukabel GmbH and Hengstler GmbH are two well-established companies that tackle this topic from different vantages. However, they are united in their common mission of providing customers with high-quality components that are innovative, effective and safe and that harness the tremendous potential offered by the single-cable technology.


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Morgan Advanced Materials

Morgan Advanced Materials Announces Ceramic Acoustic Reflector Manufacturing Capability for Flow Metering

Morgan Advanced Materials has developed the capability to produce complex ceramic acoustic reflectors used in ultrasonic flow meters, drawing on pioneering research carried out in conjunction with Loughborough University, ensuring consistent measurement accuracy over a longer projected lifespan.


New CleverLevel LBFS models with more interfaces for optimized communications

Baumer has expanded the successful CleverLevel series with two new variants – the LBFH and LBFI. They are available with two switching outputs, qTeach and a 360° output status indicator. In the same way as their predecessors the level switches are based on frequency deviation technology and are suitable for both hygiene and industrial applications.

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Versatile new plug&play-enabled distributed drives

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS presents the newly developed NORDAC LINK series field distribution systems. These new AC vector drives and motor starters are in the final phase of field tests. Serial production will commence early in 2017. Coded plug-in connectors for power, communications, sensors, and actuators enable fast, safe installation and commissioning. LEDs that indicate switching states, operation modes, and signal states allow operators to diagnose errors directly on site. Maintenance and control switches on the device facilitate plant servicing and system set-up. Designed for flexible configuration, NORDAC LINK drives are especially suitable for conveying applications, but can also be used with other machines and systems. Integrated functionality ranges from rotary encoder support and brake management to PI control and sequence control through an integrated PLC. The drives feature a high overload capacity. They enable very precise control of either asynchronous or synchronous motors and reliably deliver full torque even at zero speed. Moreover, the drives provide extensive monitoring functions to protect the mains, the motor, and the driven machine. Power supply can be daisy-chained from one drive to the next. This greatly reduces the cabling effort and costs, particularly in complex applications with hundreds of drive axes.

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Free Network Licence for up to 300 Students

Eplan Education, the training concept for schools and colleges, includes software solutions in the areas of electrical, fluid power, ICA and control cabinet engineering. Previously limited to 25 slots, Eplan Education Campus now has an expanded network licence with 300 slots. The licence is made available on a central server and can be used across institutions around the entire campus. This provides education facilities around the world the opportunity to fully train on the software.

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