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DURApulse GS30 AC Drives from AutomationDirect

June 24, 2024 AutomationDirect has added new DURApulse GS30 drives.  These high-performance drives support several control modes including sensorless vector control, closed-loop flux vector control, and torque control modes in a compact package. The GS30 series expands the DURApulse family by adding internal tension control loop expanded parameter sets for greater versatility, as well as…

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Toshiba AS3 AC Drives from AutomationDirect

June 24, 2024 AutomationDirect has added Toshiba AS3 AC drives. Toshiba is a trusted name in power electronics with a proven track record in the industry. Their products are built with high-quality construction and offer long-lasting durability. Toshiba drives are a prominent VFD brand and the AS3 series adjustable speed drives are packed with features…

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Why Choose SEW-EURODRIVE VFD’S?

June 18, 2024 Decentralized Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’S) Power, Communications, Integration and Support All-in-One! SEW-EURODRIVE’s decentralized drive technology has everything you need – compact drive units, decentralized inverters and motion controllers for field use – and everything can be easily combined and recombined as required. This is all possible because the standardized control and communication…

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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…

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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…

Rockwell Automation Reduces Downtime with New FLEXLINE 3500 Motor Control Center
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Rockwell Automation Reduces Downtime with New FLEXLINE 3500 Motor Control Center

May 7, 2024 Rockwell Automation reduces downtime with new FLEXLINE 3500 Motor Control Center. The new Allen‑Bradley® FLEXLINE™ 3500 low voltage motor control center (MCC) recently launched for IEC markets. The MCC is engineered to integrate motor control and power distribution into one centralized package, meeting IEC standards 61439-1&2. The smart devices in FLEXLINE 3500 MCCs help…