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KEB America Opens Sales Office in Canada

June 17, 2024 The Greater Toronto Area office offers local sales and support of KEB’s industrial automation solutions. KEB America, Inc., a subsidiary of KEB Automation KG and the North American provider of motion control and industrial automation solutions, has announced the opening of KEB Canada at 2010 Winston Park Dr., Suite 200, Oakville, ON L6H…

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SmartD Challenges the Status Quo of Motor Control with Clean Power VFDs

June 11, 2024 By Krystie Johnston SmartD’s Clean Power variable frequency drive is the next generation of motor control products. Using revolutionary power electronics and modulation algorithms, it maximizes energy efficiency and produces a clean sine wave. SmartD technologies is a Canadian startup that has developed what they say is one of the world’s first…

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Introducing ABB MV Titanium, World’s First Medium Voltage, Speed-Controlled Motor

June 11, 2024 ABB’s MV Titanium concept is the world’s first medium-voltage (MV), speed controlled, industrial motor, in the 1-to-5-megawatt (MW) range that brings connectivity and control features in an easy to specify and install package. The all-in-one concept brings the benefits of energy efficiency to MV motor-driven processes, which today account for 10% of…

ABB Creates World’s First Medium Voltage, Speed-Controlled Motor Concept, Facilitating Industry’s Contribution to a Low Carbon World
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ABB Creates World’s First Medium Voltage, Speed-Controlled Motor Concept, Facilitating Industry’s Contribution to a Low Carbon World

June 11, 2024 ABB’s MV Titanium concept is the world’s first medium-voltage (MV), speed controlled, industrial motor, in the 1-to-5 megawatt (MW) range that brings connectivity and control features in an easy to specify and install package. The all-in-one concept brings the benefits of energy efficiency to MV motor-driven processes, which today account for 10%…

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Siemens to Sell Innomotics to KPS Capital Partners

June 6, 2024 Siemens to Sell Innomotics to KPS Capital Partners The Managing Board and Supervisory Board of Siemens AG have approved the sale of Innomotics – a world-leading electric motors and large drives company – to KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”). The contracting parties have signed a corresponding agreement. The purchase price (enterprise value) is…

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Three Essential Factors for Servo Motor Sizing

June 4, 2024 Selecting the right servo motor is a nuanced process vital for the optimal performance of a linear or rotary motion system. While manufacturers provide helpful sizing tools, a deep understanding of the key parameters—speed, torque, and inertia—is crucial. This whitepaper expands on these factors, aiming to simplify this complex task. Inertia: The…

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Nidec Precision Develops TapSense, Allegedly the World’s Thinnest Linear Resonant Actuator

May 29, 2024 Nidec Precision Corporation (“Nidec Precision” or the “Company”), a member of Nidec Corporation’s group companies, announced that it has developed TapSense, the world’s thinnest linear resonant actuator*. Nidec Precision developed TapSense, the world’s thinnest* 1.4mm-thick linear resonant actuator by utilizing its precision manufacturing technology that the Company has, since its foundation, nurtured…

The Story of How SmartD Revolutionized Motor Control for the 21st Century
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The Story of How SmartD Revolutionized Motor Control for the 21st Century

May 28, 2024 By Krystie Johnston To reinvent the wheel is to attempt to duplicate something that has already been created, most often with superior results. SmartD has not reinvented the Variable Frequency Drive (VFD). They have revolutionized it. When Simon Leblond, CEO of SmartD Technologies Inc. and his co-founders set out to start a…

North American Debut at AUTOMATE 2024 — Siemens Announces New Generation of Controller with SIMATIC S7-1200 G2, Part of the Siemens Xcelerator Portfolio
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North American Debut at AUTOMATE 2024 — Siemens Announces New Generation of Controller with SIMATIC S7-1200 G2, Part of the Siemens Xcelerator Portfolio

May 22, 2024 Key benefits include efficient motion control capabilities, flexible machine safety, increased performance and seamless scalability For the first time in ten years, Siemens is announced a new generation of controllers at AUTOMATE 2024. The SIMATIC S7-1200 G2 controllers are part of the SIMATIC controller family. With this new generation, Siemens is expanding…

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Nidec Control Techniques and KB Electronics Are Excited to Announce That From 1st May 2024, They Will Undergo a Brand Elevation Process, Transitioning to Nidec Drives

May 8, 2024 Nidec Control Techniques and KB Electronics have announced their brand integration and will now operate under the name Nidec Drives Nidec Control Techniques and KB Electronics, their subsidiary companies, have announced their brand integration and will now operate under the name Nidec Drives. This decision has been made with strategic initiative and…

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SmartD Clean Power Variable Frequency Drive

May 8, 2024 The Clean Power VFD™ Introducing the SmartD Clean Power Variable Frequency Drive which makes motor control Simpler. Smaller. Smarter. More Information SmartD Related Story SmartD’s Innovation in VFD Filters: Transforming Complex System Laden with Challenges into Efficient Solutions In a recent blog post, SmartD delved into the challenges associated with the introduction…

SmartD’s Innovation in VFD Filters: Transforming Complex System Laden with Challenges into Efficient Solutions
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SmartD’s Innovation in VFD Filters: Transforming Complex System Laden with Challenges into Efficient Solutions

May 8, 2024 In a recent blog post, SmartD delved into the challenges associated with the introduction of Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) into electrical systems. As a brief reminder, these challenges stem from the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM), a fundamental aspect of VFD functionality. This waveform introduces complications such as voltage spikes, corona discharge, common…

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Invertek Drives Achieves Record Turnover as US Market Emerges as Largest Key Region

May 7, 2024 UK-based Invertek Drives, a global leader in variable frequency drive (VFD) technology, is celebrating a significant milestone with confirmation of a record turnover of £96.5 million in 2023. It represents a significant increase from £76.3 million in the previous year. The US and America markets have emerged as the company’s largest sales…

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Invertek Drives Launches Extended Optidrive Coolvert Range with Higher Power Ratings at MCE 2024

May 7, 2024 Invertek Drives has revealed the extension of its industry-leading Optidrive Coolvert (HVAC-R) variable frequency drive (VFD) with the launch of two new compact frame sizes with higher power ratings at MCE – Mostra Convegno Expocomfort 2024, Milan, Italy (Stand K53), that took place from March 12-15, 2024. Specifically designed for BLDC compressors, Heat Pumps…

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Rockwell Automation Expands Application Coverage with Permanent Magnet Motors and Extends Device Analytics in Medium Voltage PowerFlex VFDs

May 7, 2024  PowerFlex® 6000T Medium Voltage VFDs The latest firmware release for PowerFlex® 6000T medium voltage variable frequency drive (VFD) now supports efficient permanent magnet (PM) motor applications. As manufacturers in the oil, gas, HVAC, paper, water, metals and forestry industries aim for new energy efficiency and sustainability goals with PM motor solutions, the PowerFlex VFD supports high-speed…