New ac drives in and ‘around’ NMW 2005

Two ac motor drive manufacturers chose to introduce or demonstrate major expansion of their offerings during the running of the 15th National Manufacturing Week (NMW) of shows in Chicago (March 7-10, 2005).


Roddy Yates, Baldor's H2 product manager (left), demonstrated H2 vector drive's interface capabilities to Lauren Hartman of Packaging Digest magazine.

Two ac motor drive manufacturers chose to introduce or demonstrate major expansion of their offerings during the running of the 15th National Manufacturing Week (NMW) of shows in Chicago (March 7-10, 2005). At NMW, Baldor Electric Co . highlighted its new H2 Drives family of adjustable-speed drives that focus on “reliability, ease of use, and high performance.” At an offsite technology presentation during NMW, Siemens Energy & Automation Inc . introduced to North America its new and evolving line of ac motor drive technology named Sinamics. More details about these ac drive developments are provided in separate articles in this E-Newsletter.

Besides making its H2 Drives family the focal point on the show floor, Baldor hosted a press reception on March 7 to demonstrate these new drives “close up and personal” and introduce members of the H2 drive development team (see photo). Siemens E&A’s offsite presentation of Simanics drives took place on March 7 and 8, headed by Aubert Martin, president and CEO of the company. Product managers and drive specialists presented individual members of the Sinamics drive family.

For more from Control Engineering on Baldor and its H2 Drives family, click here .

For more from Control Engineering on Siemens and the Simanics drives, click here .

—Frank J. Bartos, executive editor, Control Engineering,

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