Indramat's DKR05 Intelligent ac Vector Drive provides the dynamic performance of a servo drive while reportedly delivering 30 times the torque. It meets the high performance needs of newspaper printing presses, converting machines, high-power machine tools, and high-horsepower engine and transmission test stands. The drive comes in models offering 150, 200, and 300 hp, at motor speeds to 2,700 rpm, and connects directly to 380/460V ac power lines, with regeneration back to the three-phase powerline. DKR05 uses the fiber-optic digital SERCOS interface to provide high-speed, noise-immune, real time between the control and digital drive, which further reduces wiring. Indramat Div., Mannesmann Rexroth Corp. Product Code 4365 (P)
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