Winners: Motors, Motion Control & Drives

Winners of the 2007 Engineers' Choice Awards - Motors, Motion Control and Drives

02/01/2008


Sidebars:
Honorable Mentions

Motors: Adjustable Speed Brushless BMC & BSM

Baldor Electric

Baldor’s brushless motor control is available fromvo motors BSM N-series provide industrial motion control applications with low inertia to attain the highest acceleration capability, delivering rapid positioning capabilities. The BSM N-series is used in some of the world’s fastest machines and most demanding applications.

www.baldor.com

Motion control: Allen-Bradley CompactLogix L45

Rockwell Automation

For machine builders looking to standardize on a single integrated control platform with multi-disciplined capabilities, the Allen-Bradley CompactLogix L45 controller offers expanded scalability and integrated motion control capabilities. Controlling up to eight axes of motion, the L45 is an extension of the Logix Control Platform, which brought integrated motion and distributed control capabilities to smaller applications. The platform leverages the same control engine, development tools, communications services and network and operator interface technologies, making it fully integrated and scalable for use in multiple applications.

www.rockwellautomation.com

Drives:


Rockwell Automation

PowerFlex DC drives combine the powerful performance capabilities of dc technology with the added benefits of digital control, diagnostics, easy programming and system integration through flexible communication options. The rugged, compact design of PowerFlex DC drives makes them ideal for a variety of demanding stand-alone or coordinated drive control and drive system applications. With PowerFlex DC drives, users can continue to maximize their investments in machinery already powered by dc motors while upgrading to more advanced capabilities. The commonality of features and functions are designed to help add years of useful service, increased efficiency, and provide for better reliability.

www.rockwellautomation.com



Honorable Mentions

Motors: DS/CM Synchronous servomotors - SEW Eurodrive

The CM motor series, which covers a torque range between 5 and 68 Nm, has high-energy magnets that deliver a high overload capacity of 400% standstill current as standard. Modern magnetic circuit technology assures high rotational accuracy and low cogging. All DS/CM servomotors are equipped with standard thermal motor protection and resolver feedback for motor control.

 

Motion control (tie): C396 Electronic Overload Relay - Eaton Corporation

The C396 electronic overload relay provides accurate, reliable motor overload protection to help minimize downtime and repair costs while maintaining system integrity.

 

Motion control (tie): Ethernet Powerlink MotionBus controller and drives - Parker Hannifin

Ethernet Powerlink is a high-speed, digital motion-bus solution connecting a motion controller to multiple drives and I/O points using standard Ethernet networking hardware.

 

Drives:

The V1000 is a state-of-the-art ac MicroDrive allowing facilities to operate, safer, more environmentally friendly, and smarter, resulting in greater time, money, and energy savings.

 



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
Each year, a panel of Control Engineering editors and industry expert judges select the System Integrator of the Year Award winners.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Learn how to create value with re-use; gain productivity with lean automation and connectivity, and optimize panel design and construction.
Go deep: Automation tackles offshore oil challenges; Ethernet advice; Wireless robotics; Product exclusives; Digital edition exclusives
Lost in the gray scale? How to get effective HMIs; Best practices: Integrate old and new wireless systems; Smart software, networks; Service provider certifications
Fixing PID: Part 2: Tweaking controller strategy; Machine safety networks; Salary survey and career advice; Smart I/O architecture; Product exclusives
The Ask Control Engineering blog covers all aspects of automation, including motors, drives, sensors, motion control, machine control, and embedded systems.
Look at the basics of industrial wireless technologies, wireless concepts, wireless standards, and wireless best practices with Daniel E. Capano of Diversified Technical Services Inc.
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
This is a blog from the trenches – written by engineers who are implementing and upgrading control systems every day across every industry.
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Control Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.