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Technology boosts effectiveness of new drives

Drive line adapts to customer-specific needsThe Allen-Bradley line of PowerFlex 700 AC drives, offering power ratings from 0.37 kW to 30 kW (0.5 hp to 40 hp) at 400 V to 480 V, is easily configurable ...


February 1, 2002
By MRO Magazine

Drive line adapts to customer-specific needs

The Allen-Bradley line of PowerFlex 700 AC drives, offering power ratings from 0.37 kW to 30 kW (0.5 hp to 40 hp) at 400 V to 480 V, is easily configurable for volts-per-hertz and sensorless vector application needs. Features include a side-by-side design to save panel space, a removable cable entry plate for simplified maintenance, an easy-to-remove cassette that houses the main control and I/O board, and Smart Start, a quick and easy-to-use startup utility. Also included are internal communication options that allow users to integrate the drive into Rockwell NetLinx open network architecture as well as other communication networks. A Configured Drives Program allows users to order drive packages that combine operator interface, control, communications and power options to meet their specifications.

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Flange adapter series comes in expanded range of sizes

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SEW-Eurodrive has introduced an expanded AM motor adapter series for mounting NEMA C flange and IEC motors to gear reducers, replacing its former LP series with models that are more compact in nearly all sizes. Designed for long operating life, the jaw-type coupling ensures a mechanical connection and is suitable for lifting-type applications. The AM56 to AM365 adapters comprise two cast parts, the base flange and the adapter flange, with an adapter pinion shaft and a jaw-type coupling on the motor side. A shortened key allows the motor shaft to slide more easily into the mating shaft-coupling, while a spacer on the motor coupling half reduces the possibility of improper coupling engagement. A companion AM63 to AM280 IEC series is available for use in Europe.

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