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ABB Drives & Power Products: Transformerless medium voltage drive

The ACS 2000, ABB’s active front end drive for general purpose applications where a medium voltage installation is required-- such as pumps, fans, blowers and conveyors--is now available with higher power capabilities, up to 3000 HP.
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High performance palletizer

New Downstacker series palletizers from TopTier support from 11 to 30 high performance drives to maximize performance. The control technology, from B&R Industrial Automation, has reduced wiring, simplified startup and maintenance.
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World record application in linear motion

Summit Publishing blogger, Keith Campbell, reports on the importance of price versus performance when it comes to investing in new technology in his article “What is appropriate technology?” He makes his point by presenting an example where B&R Industrial Automation was able to achieve world record results in linear motion.
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XTS motor. The Beckhoff XTS linear motor system consists of eight straight and two curved motor modules (track sections), guide rail, and ten carriages.
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A new breed of linear servo motor finds packaging applications

Conspicuous at Pack Expo International last fall, linear servo motors may be evolving in a manner similar to that of the coordinated multi-axis rotary servos that preceded them.
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Aerotech, Inc: Rotary stages in worm-gear-drive package

Aerotech’s AGR series motorized rotary stages provide significant improvements in speed, load capacity, and long-term positioning performance over previous generations of worm-gear-drive stages to address a wide range of applications for general purpose positioning in an economical package.
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Rockwell Automation: Solid-state motor controller

Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller provides a more economical alternative to drives and more advanced control than across-the-line starters, and includes a newly-designed three-phase, fully solid-state, silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) power structure.
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Bodine Electric Company: Gearmotors

The next generation of Bodine’s type E and F gearmotors, the 42A5-FX is a completely redesigned permanent magnet DC (PMDC) parallel shaft gearmotor that provides up to 40% more torque than previous E/F models.
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Siemens Industry Inc: Single-axis drive operates pumps, fans, compressors

Siemens’ new single-axis Sinamics V20 drive for basic applications comes in four frame sizes covering the performance range from 1/6–20hp and is used to operate pumps, fans, compressors and conveyor systems, and features short commissioning times, easy operation, and cost and energy benefits.
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AutomationDirect: Low-cost microstepping drive, accessories

AutomationDirect’s SureStep line of motion control products now includes a low-cost digital stepper drive in a compact package that operates with high-speed pulse input signals (Step and Direction, or jumper-selectable CW/CCW step) and has a selectable resolution range of 200 to 20,000 steps per revolution.
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Control Techniques: AC, servo motor controls

Control Techniques' Unidrive M is a comprehensive family of AC and servo motor controls that enhances machine performance, reduces commissioning and diagnostic times, lowers machine costs, and provides flexibility.

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