Sprint Electric’s extended range of DC drives

16th February 2016
Posted By : Jacqueline Regnier
Sprint Electric’s extended range of DC drives

Sprint Electric exhibits its recently extended ranges of DC motor controllers at this year’s Drives & Controls show in Birmingham. The comprehensive offering of products incorporates the latest digital DC drive technology. All DC Drive products and their ancillary items are available from stock. The product lines include a wide range of DC motor control, with over 450 models covering both 1 phase and 3 phase, regenerative and non-regenerative DC motor applications, together with field controllers, digital slip ring motor controllers and external thyristor stack controllers.

Ex-stock availability is one of the founding principles of the Arundel-based company, as Gary Keen, Managing Director of Sprint Electric, explains. “We know how important it is for our customers to receive their orders without delay. The ex-stock availability of our products, often with direct equivalents for competitor models, allows users to source the DC drives they need without having to suffer a lengthy lead time. We operate predominantly in the upgrade / retrofit marketplace where downtime on machines cost money.” According to Gary Keen, up to 87 percent of orders get dispatched from the factory in Arundel on the day of ordering.

The product offering includes DC drives of the PLX range, which are able to regenerate energy back to the mains supply under braking without the need for expensive, complex intermediate storage, resistive dumping or additional power bridges. PLX DC drives are compact, powerful, flexible and easy to program, and available in current ratings between 12 and 2250 Amps at supply voltages up to 690 VAC.

Designed for use with permanent magnet brushed DC servo motors, DC motor controllers of the XLV range are rated from 2 to 12 Ampsand suitable for use on DC supplies up to 48 V. The miniature, fast response DC motor speed controllers are offered in a compact, easy to use DIN rail mounting package.

The full range ofproducts covers analogue DC drives from 2 up to 330 Amps, digital DC drives from 12 up to 2250 Amps and digital slip ring motor controllers from 12 to 1680 Amps. Whether in retrofits or original equipment, DC drives from Sprint Electric are being used in many different applications including metal processing, the pulp and paper industry, rubber and plastic processing, lifting equipment, food processing, leisure industries and many more.


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