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What is the most effective way to commutate a BLDC motor?

What is the most effective way to commutate a BLDC motor?
Brushless direct current electric motors, or BLDC motors for short, are electronically commutated motors powered by a dc electric source via an external motor controller. Unlike their brushed relatives, BLDC motors rely on external controllers to achieve commutation. Put simply, commutation is the process of switching the current in the motor phases to generate motion.  By Jason Kelly, CUI 
4th March 2019

Australia’s largest transport infrastructure benefits WEG motors

Australia’s largest transport infrastructure benefits WEG motors
WEG is delivering more than 350 of its class-leading three-phase induction and electric motors to WestConnex, the largest ever transport infrastructure project in Australia and currently one of the world’s greatest engineering projects. The motors, which will be used for smoke extraction within two link tunnels, are designed to withstand a temperature 250ºC for 2 hours in an emergency situation.
28th February 2019

Smart IPM motor controllers for BLDC motor drives

Smart IPM motor controllers for BLDC motor drives
Smart IPM motor controllers featuring full hardware and software integration needed for BLDC motor drives of up to 80W without heatsink have been introduced by Infineon Technologies. The new iMOTION IMM100 series combines the motor controller IC and a three-phase inverter stage in a single, highly compact 12x12mm2 PQFN package.
22nd February 2019


High-performance drive controllers for DC motors

High-performance drive controllers for DC motors
Provider of high-performance motion control and positioning systems, Aerotech, has introduced two high-performance single-axis controllers: the digital XC4 and XC4e PWMs. They are suitable for driving brushed or brushless DC motors as well as moving coil actuators and stepper motors. A special feature besides the position-synchronised outputs (PSO) is the HyperWire fibre optic interface.
19th February 2019

How important is manufacturing quality?

How important is manufacturing quality?
We exist in a consumer driven world where product development and innovation moves rapidly. In the fight to keep pace, manufacturers can be tempted to compromise on quality, but here, Graham Mackrell, Managing Director of Harmonic Drive UK, has explained why companies need to be stringent and avoid cutting corners.
15th February 2019

Motor controllers for automation systems

Motor controllers for automation systems
  In addition to its drylin E linear axes with DC motors, igus has now developed a cost-effective and easy-to-use control system. Providing simple control and operation of the axes, the dryve D3 controller is for basic types of operation and the dryve D1 for more complex tasks.
12th February 2019

Range of closed-loop, smart BLDC motors

Range of closed-loop, smart BLDC motors
It has been announced by TRINAMIC Motion Control that their first family of smart BLDC motors, designed for 4000rpm nominal velocity and 6.25-18.5Ncm rated holding torque. Together with the feature set and CAN bus interface, the PD42-x-1670 is highly integrated and offers the high handling.
11th February 2019

Versatile controls for brushless DC motors

Versatile controls for brushless DC motors
A new family of versatile, feature-rich, configurable controls for brushless DC motors has been introduced by Minarik Drives, with the MDBL Series. MDBL drives control motors ranging from 90 to 280VDC, up to five amps/1.5 HP, using either 115VAC or 230VAC line sources.
7th February 2019

Flying large rotors in for fast repair

Flying large rotors in for fast repair
A steam turbine rotor has been airfreighted to Sulzer’s service centre for fast repair, as 150MW generators provide power for around 100’000 homes so minimising down-time is essential to keeping the lights on for the local population. For one power plant in the Philippines, the swift repair of a steam turbine rotor was essential, so it was airfreighted using one of the world’s largest cargo planes, to Sulzer’s service centre in Indonesia, where the repairs were completed within eight weeks.
1st February 2019

Fast and easy setup for ServoStep integrated motors

Fast and easy setup for ServoStep integrated motors
After the successful introduction of the complete range of ServoStep integrated motors JVL is now releasing Add-On-Instructions for fast and easy setup and programming in Rockwell Automation’s Studio 5000 software. The all-in-one unit: Motor, Absolute multiturn encoder, Drive, Controller, PLC and Ethernet Switch as well as TÜV-approved STO option.
29th January 2019


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