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BrakingResistor1When designing a motor control system, it is not always clear if a braking resistor is required and, if it is, how to proceed in selecting a braking resistor.

 

 

 

PB 26 Allied logo 400The fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, builds off the computerization and digitization of previous shifts and employs artificial intelligence, IoT, cloud computing and remote dashboards that measure and monitor parameters and minute data points related to industrial operations.

 

 

Fanuc logo 400Picking the right type of motor for your application is an important step in ensuring you will get the performance your operations need.

 

 

 

 

Rockwell newlogo 400In the past few months, IDC has spent a great deal of time talking with manufacturers in our community to understand how they are looking at the time ahead of us.

 

 

 

 

Omron Logo 400x275Safety light curtains are a relatively hassle-free, cost-effective way to protect your team from hazardous machine motion.

 

 

 

 

The current corona pandemic shows clearly the importance of digital transformation and Industrie 4.0. Just like Festo, thousands of companies have sent their employees to the home office. In this way, many areas of the economy have been able to stay afloat because digitalisation has advanced extensively in the private sphere.

 

 

 

With the release of the version 2.6 firmware, the Jog Mode functionality is now available for all S6 and F6 drives.  This post will provide an introduction of what is available with the function and how its utilization can provide application benefits.

 

 

 

It’s a constant battle and the stakes are high. The fight against cyber threats is unending and the landscape is constantly changing. It can be hard to know if your industrial security strategy is enough, but one thing is certain. Failure to be ready comes at a high price and the threats continue to grow.

 

 

 

Just from implementing existing technology solutions for electrification of transport, energy efficient heating and cooling of buildings and sector integration – urban areas can bridge half of the gap needed to reach the 1.5°C Paris Agreement target in urban areas.

 

 

 

The Combivert S6 drive is a modern, compact and flexible servo amplifier that can be used across a wide range of applications.  The drive controller provides optimum performance in torque, speed, and position control. The S6 has the ability to control AC induction motors, AC PM motors, and lastly linear motors. In this article, we will be focusing on linear motors and how they work, as well as the simplicity of controlling them with the Combivert S6.

 

 

 


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BrakingResistor1When designing a motor control system, it is not always clear if a braking resistor is required and, if it is, how to proceed in selecting a braking resistor. This post is intended to simplify that process so it is clear when and how to select a braking resistor for your application. 

Why are braking resistors necessary?

Braking resistors are introduced into a motor control system in order to prevent hardware damage and/or nuisance faults in a VFD. They are required because in certain operations, the motor controlled by the VFD is acting as a generator and power is flowing back towards the VFD, rather than towards the motor. 

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How quickly can you react to changing conditions and demands in your market? How can you ensure your production will run securely at any time in the future?

Industry’s digital and technological transformation is the answer for meeting today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and market needs.

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To explore these possibilities, we’re bringing together top-level speakers, specialists and decision-makers from various industries and experts from Siemens

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S6 VFD for Linear Motor ApplicationsThe Combivert S6 drive is a modern, compact and flexible servo amplifier that can be used across a wide range of applications. The drive controller provides optimum performance in torque, speed, and position control. The S6 has the ability to control AC induction motors, AC PM motors, and lastly linear motors. In this article, we will be focusing on linear motors and how they work, as well as the simplicity of controlling them with the Combivert S6.

 

 

 

 

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Simulation-based testing of machine control strategies is a key element of virtual prototyping and using digital twins for virtual commissioning. However, this step can be cumbersome, as many automation tools provide limited options for machine-level, simulation-based controller testing, and these options often require moving development to an entirely new platform.

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