Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

DCS Cotton 400Daniel Cotton began his career with ABB in 1989, where he remained until 1993 and returned to in 2007.

 

 

 

 

DC PB Shakeel 400

Shakeel Rajwani is a Senior Controls Engineer with AeroFarms, a vertical farming company operating out of Newark, New Jersey.

 

 

 

 

DCS matt davis 400

Drives & Control Solutions had the pleasure of interviewing Matt Davis of Newfoundland Power, a talented young professional working as a Protection and Controls Engineer.

 

 

 

DCS RMI Profile 400

Founded by John Pawloski, Rolling Motion Industries operates along side Jewelers Machinist Company, which began with John and his brother Ray’s grandfather.

 

 

 

Chris Beharrell Exceed 400

Chris Beharrell is a Control Systems Engineer for Exceed Electrical Engineering, a company he founded earlier this year along with Joshua Laye.

 

 

 

DCS Tervit Canada Controls 400

Canada Controls, currently in their fifth year, is a unique company in the system integration and building controls industry.

 

 

 

EIN Medeiros ABB 2 400Stephanie Medeiros leads ABB Canada’s Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure team, as well as transit bus charging in the United States and Canada. She has been with ABB in various positions for 10-years, compiling a diverse skillset that includes work all over the world.

 

 

Jon Watson Eramosa 400After attending Georgian College in Barrie, Ontario for Electrical Engineering Technology and Automated Systems, Jon Watson began as a System Integrator at Eramosa right out of school.

 

 

 

DavidBlake 400At 68-years young, David is a veteran of the industry, spending the majority of his 40-year career with Electrozad dealing with automation related components, dating back to the introduction of PLCs.

 

 

 

PB 3 6 Stellar 400In 2015, Vector Drive Systems (Port Coquitlam, BC) and Advanced Drive Systems (Maple Ridge, BC), announced a strategic merger. The companies had competed locally as Yaskawa Distributors, but the merger resulted in the creation of a new company called Stellar Power & Control Solutions.

 

 

 


Editor's Pick: Featured Article


Dave HinderBy Sarah Pickard

What if customizing your factory automation could be as easy as downloading an app? That’s the reality Bosch Rexroth seeks to provide with the ctrlX AUTOMATION system. Dubbed the ‘smartphone of automation’, the ctrlX AUTOMATION system seeks to make automation more user friendly, and give more control to smaller manufacturing companies who may not be able to develop their own specialized applications while using standard control systems.

During this year’s German Technology Day, we headed over to the Bosch Rexroth booth to sit down with Dave Hinder, Product Manager, Electric Drives & Controls, to learn more about this system.

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Latest Articles

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Sensing technology has a major presence in manufacturing machinery. It provides the foundation for ...
enCompass Solutions Group (ESG) and ABB Inc. have announced a partnership to join forces on ...
Everyday terms come into use in the electrical industry, one of which is ‘motor winding’. But what ...
In May 2020, ABB’s Motion business area announced that it was reviewing how it served customers in ...
The 18th annual Motor & Drive Systems 2021 virtual program has been unveiled.
Yaskawa, a manufacturer of motion control, robotics, and variable speed drives and Phoenix Contact, ...
Artur Rdzanek, ABB’s Mechanical Power Transmission Global Product Manager for Sensored Products, ...
   Recently Drives and Control Solutions had the opportunity to chat with Derek Walkom ...

Advanced Sensing Solutions for Cost-Effective Machine Building

Omron IOLinkSensing technology has a major presence in manufacturing machinery. It provides the foundation for maintaining consistent quality and detecting any lapses in machine performance. If subtle changes in the physical properties of a machine can cause it to fail, then the sensors responsible for detecting those changes can save manufacturers lengthy downtime and repair costs.

In addition to helping cut maintenance costs, sensors also present an opportunity to make the machines more cost-efficient. Whether through their resistance to harsh chemicals or their ability to reduce the overall machine footprint, the right sensors can make a huge difference. 

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Motor Feature


Lafert Motor WindingMotor Winding + Insulation Components

Everyday terms come into use in the electrical industry, one of which is ‘motor winding’. But what exactly are motor windings, what goes into them and what are their differences? Here is a look at the various components that make up a motor winding and their importance to design, application and longevity of the motor.

Coil / Winding

When one thinks of a what a motor winding is, the intuitive answer is the copper alloy coils that make up the actual current carrying component of the motor. Let’s start there.

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Product News

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Werma EvoSIGNAL signal beacons warn, guide, protect and are a new simple, modular solution for ...
And then there were seven. The EPCE electric cylinder has become the seventh member of Festo’s ...
Beckhoff is unlocking entirely new possibilities in machine design with the introduction of ...
Using a combination of polyaramid dielectric insulation and high temperature adhesive, MHi-T High ...
The new Safegate Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains provide protection in a wide ...
Bosch Rexroth is expanding its ctrlX AUTOMATION platform by adding new services for users: App ...
With ctrlX SAFETY, Bosch Rexroth introduces a novelty to the automation market: the most responsive ...
Controls engineers can design machines and process applications faster using the latest release of ...
Rockwell Automation (NYSE: ROK) has recently released the PlantPAx 5.0 distributed control ...
Regal Beloit Corporation recently announced the introduction of its ModSort Trident three-way ...

New Product


ReeR Safety LightThe new Safegate Type 4 access control barrier safety light curtains provide protection in a wide range of industrial applications requiring integration of the muting functions. The muting function temporarily disables the safety function when a workpiece or conveying palette passes through the detection area of safety light curtains or safety sensors. Safegate safety curtains feature integrated muting functions with two access control (body protection) hardware or software configuration options.

Sender/receiver or active/passive pair versions are available with 24 VDC input, 300 or 400mm resolution and 0-8m or 0-12m operating distances. 

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Latest News

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In May 2020, ABB’s Motion business area announced that it was reviewing how it served customers in ...
The 18th annual Motor & Drive Systems 2021 virtual program has been unveiled.
Yaskawa, a manufacturer of motion control, robotics, and variable speed drives and Phoenix Contact, ...
PC-based control and TwinCAT provide a foundation for advanced Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things ...
Join ABB for an in-depth look at how variable frequency drives assist in aeration applications for ...
Leading Canadian forest product company, Chantiers Chibougamau, has selected ABB to help overhaul ...
ABB Motion Canada alongside our HVAC Partners nationwide has introduced a special program for our ...
Brock Solutions is pleased to announce the recent award by the Region of Peel of the Clarkson and ...
This webinar (Friday April 17, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT) will review simple and easily ...
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