Drives and Control Solutions

Motors, Control Solutions, Power Transmission and Advanced Motion Technology                                                                 

 

DCS Cummins Completes Acquisition of Jacob Vehicle Systesm 1 400

Cummins Inc. recently announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Jacobs Vehicle Systems (JVS) from Altra Industrial Motion Corp. Jacobs Vehicle Systems is a supplier of engine braking, cylinder deactivation, start and stop and thermal management technologies. The addition of JVS brings new technologies that will provide growth opportunities for Cummins’ current and future advanced engine platforms. The acquisition of JVS also secures critical USMCA qualified engine components for current and aftermarket products and expands on Cummins’ offerings to customers globally.

 

 

DCS Spartan Controls Becomes Exclusive Rep of Fike 1 400

Spartan Controls is pleased to announce it is the exclusive representative for Fike in Western Canada. Fike is a global leader in the manufacturing of rupture disc technologies, and this new partnership will offer customers unparalleled capability, experience, and local support. Fike rupture discs are designed to provide a leak-tight seal within a pipe or vessel until the internal pressure rises to a predetermined level. At that point, the disc bursts—within one or two milliseconds of an overpressure event—preventing damage to the equipment.

 

 

DCS Motion Launches Mi Fluid Power Solutions Brand 1 400 

Motion Industries, Inc., a leading distributor of maintenance repair, and operation replacement parts, and a premier provider of industrial technology solutions, is pleased to announce the formation of its fluid power business brand: Mi Fluid Power Solutions (Mi FPS). Unifying top tier fluid power business units – including the former Kaman Fluid Power divisions of BW Rogers, Catching FluidPower, Intellimotion, Calkins Fluid Power, Northwest Hose & Fittings, Western Fluid Components, and Inrumec along with Hydraulic Supply Company and Motion’s OE Mobile service capabilities – MI FPS is a complete provider of fluid power, integrated electronic controls, and electro-mechanical technologies for industrial and mobile equipment.

 

 

DCS Driving Best in Class Power to X Solutions Danfoss 1 400

Hitachi Energy supplies high and medium voltage switchgear and transformers and has selected Danfoss Drives as a partner, contributing with supply of power converters and our engineers will team up to succeed. The resultant cooperation agreement means that the two companies will act as one supplier for big PtX projects, together with electrolyzer OEMs and engineering companies.

 

 

DCS Danfoss Power Solutions Appoints New President of its Hydrostatic Division 1 400

Danfoss Power Solutions, a world-class provider of hydraulic and electric solutions for the construction, agriculture, and other on- and off-highway vehicle markets, has appointed Tony Welter as the new president of its Hydrostatics division, effective immediately. Based in Eden Prairie, Minn., he will be a key member of the Power Solutions Leadership Team and report directly to Eric Alström, president of Danfoss Power Solutions.

 

 

DCS Parker Announces Retirement of Vice Finance President Robin Davenport 1 400

Parker Hannifin Corporation, a global leader in motion and control technologies, recently announced that Robin J. Davenport, Vice President - Corporate Finance, will retire effective December 31, 2022, after 19 years of dedicated service to the company.

 

 

DCS Motors and Controls Corporation Joins IDEA Platform 1 400

Motors and Controls Corporation (MCC) demonstrates their dedication to making business easier for their customers by leveraging IDEA Connector to provide the most accurate and timely product data, minimizing order errors and returns. Customers will have 24/7 access to the product information they need to market and sell to their customers, and they can be confident that information is accurate and validated against industry standards.

 

 

DCS Red Lion Acquires MB Connect Line 1 400

Red Lion Controls, an operating company of UK-based Spectris plc, is pleased to announce the acquisition of MB connect line GmbH, a leading provider of secure connection of machines and plants for remote access, data collection, and M2M-communication. The addition of MB connect line supports Red Lion’s strategy to deliver secure, easy-to-use edge connectivity solutions - enabling organizations worldwide to gain secure real-time data visibility that drives productivity.

 

 

DCS Nw Rack Rep for Central USA adn Rep Expansion Hammond Manufacturing 6 400

Hammond Manufacturing is pleased to announce the addition of two new manufacturer representative appointments. Since 2020, Federal Cable has represented Hammond’s Rack Mounting Solutions product division for Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle. Effective April 18, 2022, Hammond was selected by Texas-based Vertical Datacom Inc, to represent Hammond’s Rack Mounting Solutions product division for Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and New Mexico.

 

 

DCS Littelfuse to Acquire CK Switches 1 400

Littelfuse, Inc., an industrial technology manufacturing company empowering a sustainable, connected, and safer world, recently announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc. to acquire C&K Switches at an enterprise value of $540 million.

 

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DCS Sonepar Acquires Aztec Electrical Supply 1 400x275

Sonepar has announced that its wholly-owned Canadian subsidiary, Sonepar Canada, Inc. has acquired Aztec Electrical Supply Inc. (“Aztec”). With a strong presence in the province of Ontario, the acquisition of Aztec will strengthen Sonepar’s ability to grow their industrial business model across the Greater Toronto Area.

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New Product

DCS New LUTZE DRIVEFLEX and MOTIONFLEX VFD Cables from Automation Direct 1 400x275

AutomationDirect has added new LUTZE DRIVEFLEX® and MOTIONFLEX® variable frequency drive cables which provide supreme protection against electromagnetic interference (EMI).

These cables are available in 18 to 8 AWG sizes and include four black conductors with a green/yellow ground conductor of the same gauge. Each conductor is labeled for easy identification and is covered in a cross-linked Polyethylene (XLPE) insulation (type XHHW-2) that is oil and sun resistant, suitable for dry, damp, or wet locations, and approved for direct burial.

The DRIVEFLEX series has a black PVC outer jacket ideal for stationary applications, while the MOTIONFLEX series has a black thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) outer jacket designed for continuous motion applications. Both cables are tray cable-exposed run rated (TCER) for use in cable trays with or without conduit, which can significantly reduce installation costs.

The new DRIVEFLEX series cable starts at $2.58 /ft. and the MOTIONFLEX series cable starts at $3.67 /ft.  Both cables are made in the USA and can be ordered cut to length in 1-foot increments with a 10ft minimum.


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Featured Product

DCS Omrons New Integrated Controller Capable of Controlling Robots and Entire Automation Systems 1 400x275

Omron has recently introduced its most full-featured machine automation controller to date. Offering control of multiple robots, the choice of 16, 32, or 64 controlled motion axes, and SQL connectivity. It is the ideal control solution for complete robotic cells, high-speed motion systems, material handling and multi-robot systems.

The Robotics Integrated Platform is the next revolutionary step in the SYSMAC ecosystem that seamlessly integrates the full Omron Fixed Robotics product line. Their one controller approach integrates robot control, in addition to sequence and motion control, to a single controller. This enables synchronized control of robots as well as other devices and results in higher performance compared to typical network based configurations. It also enables users to collect information on devices aligned to a common timeline which not only improves overall system response times and accuracy but also greatly aids in troubleshooting activities.


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