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)
A new white paper by the Association for Advancing Automation says that increases in industrial robot shipments correlates positively with increases in US job growth based on Bureau of Labor statistics. The result could be new types of manufacturing and engineering jobs.
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