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Siemens Industry's VP of motion control Arun Jain tells how “Remaining competitive” takes on many meanings, depending on your location in the world. But here are some thoughts on how American manufacturers can do it better today. By the time you finish reading the article, another entrepreneur will have figured out a way to make it happen for his or her company
Innovation and Motion Control at 2016 Hannover Messe
"What are some trends you are seeing in motion control, and what solutions are helping meet customer challenges?" "What's new with motion control at Hannover?"
Application Update: Motion control with instantaneous redundancy backup propels the Cirque du Soleil production of KÀ, at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. The production includes a 140-ton stage that rises from below ground level, tilts 180 degrees, and rotates 360, while acrobatic actors fly, flip, dance, climb, fight, fall, and operate puppets while the stage is in various positions from horizontal to vertical
Siemens announces the release of its new single-axis Sinamics V20 AC drive, frame size E, with both Low Overload (LO) and High Overload (HO) ratings
With Siemens this customer reduced cutting cycle time from 3½ hours to 20 minutes
The 230V single- and three-phase line supply units featuring quick-connect pull-off terminals on the motor, line supply and braking resistor connections
The Sinamics S120M is a motor with integrated drive that offers the option of moving the inverter outside the control cabinet and directly onto the motor, reducing cabinet space and required cooling
Expanding on its popular Sinamics S120 multi-axis drive system, Siemens introduces the new Sinamics S120M
According to Siemens food firms are demanding cost efficiency, operational sustainability, and flexibility from their conveyors
Siemens Industry offers an integrated drive system with Siemens motion control and drives products, along with communication protocols, that spans the range of drives, motors, gear motors and automation technology, plus machine safety, power supply and circuit protection
The unit provides vector control with encoder feedback. Additionally, the operation of single-axis applications with exact speed and torque control on induction motors, as well as positioning tasks with high demand on I/O, are supported, with different encoder interfaces provided on the module.
Using a configurable options menu to exactly build the motor required, customers can now place an order for any first generation 1FK7 servomotor and have it drop-shipped in three weeks
Siemens’s versatile Sinamics G120 drive system has been enhanced with EtherNet/IP connectivity. This provides maximum flexibility for industrial Ethernet communication while offering innovative concepts for those wanting a single network for the entire plant
A 3-drum surface slitter rewinder outfitted with Siemens hardware and software achieves Category 4 safety standard with space savings and more flexibility in design
Test stand builder collaborates with Siemens Industry, Inc. on variable speed drives and motors to affect green, lean solutions for testing Apache, Blackhawk helicopter powertrains at Department of Defense customer; over 20 test stands reduced to five.
Video: The Simotion family comes in three form factors: Simotion D, drive-based package; Simotion P, micro-box option; and a PLC unit
In a recent interview with Harald Poesch, InTech examines complete and built-in torque motors, explains why the technology is well-suited for certain motion control applications, and points out how lower energy consumption offsets the initial investment.
Siemens ROBICON variable frequency drives pay-out in electricity, gas, and water savings
Advanced Integration Technology (AIT) uses Siemens advanced motion controls on Boeing final 787 body join assembly project. It uses a high-level drives platform and motion controller system, failsafe CPU, and distributed I/O, running over Profinet network.
While cement and aggregate producers may have little control of external market variations, many are taking concrete energy-saving steps to lower operating costs to get a leg up on the competition.
Exploring several areas that should be considered when looking for potential opportunities to reduce energy consumption via the drive system.
With a rated power range of 0.75 to 25 hp (0.55 to 18.5 kW), the Sinamics G120C sets new standards in the industry with compact dimensions, fast commissioning times, simple operation, ease-of-servicing and highly-integrated functionality
Offering complete and fully tested solutions with all necessary components mounted onto back panel, pre-wired Sinamics DC Master (DCM) Base Drives carry 15-850 A continuous current ratings and are suited for new installations as well as retrofits where space is limited.
Simotion D445-2 and D455-2 DP/PN motion controllers from Siemens Industry are suited for a variety of production uses.
It's easy to understand how variable-speed motor drives benefit pumps and blowers from the energy curves that depict their performance...
5inamics 5120 drive system to include Ethernet connectivity to ProflIlet, Ethernet TC/IP, and EtherNet/IP
5imotion 0445-2 OPIPN and 0455-2 OPIPN deliver scalability and flexibility for changing demands
About the addition of the latest 5imotion 0445-2 OPIPN and 0455-2 OPIPN versions
it is important for today’s machine builders and automation engineers alike to remember than an energy-efficient system can actually translate into higher productivity.
Effectively reduce or eliminate servo instability without increasing position errors or decreasing performance
When "going green" starts to truly make sense to your bottom line
How currents and voltages take up capacity
How to save energy, cut costs using variable-frequency drives