Drives and Control Solutions

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Drives and Control Solutions' Bimonthly Digest is distributed on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
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2018 - 2020 Drives and Control Solutions Issues

AC Drive Facts Cont’d/ Industrial Transformation/ Cybersecurity

July 15, 2020

AC Drive Facts Series/ Functional Safety/ Motor Applications

July 1, 2020

VFD's in Aeration/ Innovation Talks/ A New World of Automation

June 17, 2020

ABB to Upgrade Pulp Mill in Quebec/ Danfoss Series: AC Drives Part-1/ Talking Motion Control

June 3, 2020

Special Product Issue - Featured Products of May

June 1, 2020

Facts about AC Drives Part 2/ VFD's vs. Soft Starters/ Machine Safety in Canada

May 20, 2020

AC Drive Facts/ Motor Duty Cycles/ Mining Considerations

May 6, 2020

Special Product Issue

April 30, 2020

Power Quality/ VFD Upgrade Tips/ Using the Right VFD

April 15, 2020

Mining Control, Robust Connectors/ Product News

April 1, 2020
 March 18, 2020

Servo Drives/ Safety/ New Products

March 4, 2020

Motor Duty Cycles/ Smart Manufacturing/ Safety Tips for 2020

February 19, 2020

Yaskawa Assembly Facility/ Safe Control/ Hazardous Powertrain Monitoring

February 5, 2020

Maintenance/Autonomous Drilling/ Peer Profile

January 15, 2020

Featured Products of 2019

January 1, 2020

2019 Holiday Issue: Articles and Products of 2019

December 18, 2019

Convention centre VFD retrofit/ Automation Fair/ Proper Labelling

December 4, 2019

A New Age of OEM Value/Open Source Automation/Servo Drives

November 20, 2019

Motion Controllers/ Plant Safety/ Answering Your Questions

November 6, 2019

Motor Controller Adds Safety/ Preventative vs. Predictive Maintenance/ What happens if you don’t grease your motor

October 16, 2019

Powertrain for the future/ Improving Equipment/ Safety Becomes Standard

October 2, 2019

Powertrain and Drivetrain Operations/Machine Safety/Downtime Prevention

September 18, 2019

Cost Saving with VFDs/ Rolling Motion Industries/ Low-Voltage Motors and Drives

September 4, 2019

Discussing Automation/ Potash Mining/ Low-Harmonic Drives

August 21, 2019

Machine Gears/ Safety/ Advanced Motion Technology

August 7, 2019

Savings with VFD's/ Looking Back at Electric Motor Use/ Global Motion Industries Market

July 17, 2019

New Direction/ Industry 4.0 Hydraulics/ SEW-Eurodrive Pushes Boundaries

July 3, 2019

Industry Insights/ Process Standardization/ Market Report

June 19, 2019

Industry Insights/ Simple Motor Control/ Ring Drives

June 5, 2019

Industry Insights/ Rotary Indexers/ Eramosa Engineering

May 15, 2019

Improving Beer Production/ Cicular Connectors/ Stopping Distances

May 1, 2019

Yaskawa Case Study/Cost Reducing Pneumatics/Bridging The Skills Gap

April 17, 2019

Yaskawa Matrix Drives/ Why Sizing Matters/ Stellar Power & Control Solutions

April 3, 2019

Turbines or Drives/Linear Motion Technology/ABB Introduces ACQ580 VFD

March 20, 2019

Servo Motor Torque Ripple Explained/ Pneumatic Valves/ Cabinet-Free Drive Technology

March 6, 2019
Pneumatic Air Cushioning/ JMP Solutions/ Advanced Certification from Fanuc February 20, 2019
Mulit-tasking motion/ CSA webinar/ VFD's use in greenhouses

February 6, 2019

Efficiency and Connectivity/ Partnerships/ Hazardous Locations January 16, 2019

2018 Product Review

January 2, 2019
Maximizing Throughput/ Learning from Nature, Holiday Gift Guide December 19, 2018
Products and Trends from SPS IPC Drives 2018/ Automation and Education/ Festo videos December 6, 2018
Product Efficiencies/ Multi-tasking/ Schneider Demo Trailer November 21, 2018
 Drive Efficiency/ Waste Water Facility Upgrade/ New ProductsDrive Efficiency/ Waste Water Facility Upgrade/ New Products  November 7, 2018

 

 


Editor's Pick: Featured Article


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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Latest Articles

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PC-based control and TwinCAT provide a foundation for advanced Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things ...
Join ABB for an in-depth look at how variable frequency drives assist in aeration applications for ...
Leading Canadian forest product company, Chantiers Chibougamau, has selected ABB to help overhaul ...
ABB Motion Canada alongside our HVAC Partners nationwide has introduced a special program for our ...
Energy overload situations can cause braking resistor failure, but is easily prevented with the ...
Brock Solutions is pleased to announce the recent award by the Region of Peel of the Clarkson and ...
If the main power is lost to a VFD while the motor is under load, the DC bus of the VFD drops at an ...
This webinar (Friday April 17, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT) will review simple and easily ...
With the spring tradeshow season coming upon us, and discussions beginning to come up about the new ...

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Motor Feature


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.

 

 

 

 

Product News

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Endress+Hauser’s new extremely compact Liquiline Mobile CML18 multi-parameter device provides ...
Maplesoft™ announced the release of MapleSim™ Insight, a new software product from Maplesoft that ...
To ensure the safety of lone workers at all times, companies depend on solutions that speed up ...
One of Yaskawa America’s top technical experts shows off the benefits of the company’s new Compass ...
The DURApulse GS20 Series of next generation high-performance vfd drives provides many standard and ...
More fully digital soft starters have been added to the AutomationDirect drives and motor controls ...
Yokogawa Test & Measurement Corporation announces that it has developed the AQ2200-212 sensor ...
The Mach 3 is designed for digitally sensitive applications and comes with added ...
nVent Electric plc, a global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions, recently ...
The Drives & Motion division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is proud to release Yaskawa Compass, a ...

New Product


Maplesoft™ announced the release of MapleSim™ Insight, a new software product from Maplesoft that gives machine builders powerful, simulation-based debugging and 3-D visualization capabilities that directly connect to their automation tools. As a result, engineers can perform simulation-based testing of their controller easily and efficiently.

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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Latest News

  • Prev
PC-based control and TwinCAT provide a foundation for advanced Industrie 4.0 and Internet of Things ...
Join ABB for an in-depth look at how variable frequency drives assist in aeration applications for ...
Leading Canadian forest product company, Chantiers Chibougamau, has selected ABB to help overhaul ...
ABB Motion Canada alongside our HVAC Partners nationwide has introduced a special program for our ...
Brock Solutions is pleased to announce the recent award by the Region of Peel of the Clarkson and ...
This webinar (Friday April 17, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT) will review simple and easily ...
ABB is proud to announce it has been selected as one of Canada’s Best Employers by Forbes Magazine ...
Keeping pace with significant advances in motor speed control technologies, the International ...

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