Danfoss'VLT Automation VT Drives are available for 240 and 480V ac single
and three phase, or 575 and 690V ac three phase operation with Â˝ up to 1400 hp,
along with a wide range of industrial enclosure options, to support varied
A Smart Logic Controller
eliminates ancillary equipment to reduce installed costs, and main disconnects
and integral fusing reduces panel space requirements. Dedicated pump functions
simplify programming and commissioning. An optional one-wire Safe Stop can
reduce installed costs for applications with safe operation requirements.
All VLT Automation VT Drives feature an integrated dc link to eliminate
the need for external filters. Intelligent Heat Management removes excessive
heat to promote maximum drive operating life and has an ambient temperature
rating of 50C.
VLT Automation VT Drives
provide autotuning of PI-controllers to eliminate the potential for tuning, and
password protection reduces the potential for unauthorized changes to the drive
settings. They are available in a variety of industrial enclosures, from
protected chassis to IP66 (NEMA 4X indoor), suitable for harsh washdown
environments - without the need for customized panels. These drives provide
multiple language support to display all information in a user-selected
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.