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January 5, 2021

Manufacturers who require accurate position, velocity, and torque control are increasingly using servo motors in their fast-paced automated environments. 

Servo systems require fast and reliable power, data, and feedback signal.  However, harsh industrial settings create persistent challenges to connecting motors to drives, which are often some distance apart.

Running servo cables through a factory to connect the drive to the machine is material- and labor-intensive. You can run a tray-rated cable directly from the drive to the equipment, but most are not designed for continuous flexing in a cable track. Other workarounds may require multiple cables and connection points, and the installation may not meet code.

LAPP offers a Servo Solution using two new industry-leading cables robust enough to perform at optimal levels even in the harshest factory conditions.  Both cables are tray and continuous flex rated so they can run from cable tray to track – eliminating the time and expense of multiple cables and connectors.

Key factors of this Servo Solution include:

  •    -   Slim OD’s and high flexibility that ease installation.
  •    -   Low capacitance design allows for longer runs.
  •    -   High oil, flame, and mechanical stress resistance.
  •    -   Support for major power and signal conductor configurations found in leading servo motors.
  •    -   UL Continuous Flex rating
  •    -   Specific tray ratings (see catalog for details)


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DCS Siemens SIRIUS Controls Ensures Cold Beer 1 400

Breweries are known for transforming malt, hops, and yeast into beer in gleaming brewing kettles and large fermentation tanks linked by numerous pipes.

Over the centuries, the equipment for mashing, lautering, boiling, and fermenting beer according to carefully guarded recipes has been steadily perfected.

 

The chiller is the heart of the brewery

One of the most important parts of the brewery, and perhaps the least visible, is the chiller. The fermentation temperature of the beer is crucial, which means that the heat generated by the yeast fermentation must be carefully controlled by the chiller.

If the beer ferments at too high a temperature, the yeast can produce a variety of undesirable aromas that ruin the beer.

According to Justin Thomas, President of G&D Chillers, based in Oregon

"The chiller is the heart of the brewery. Owners invest not only a lot of money in the brewery and brewing equipment, but also a great deal of time in the production of beer. But if the chiller fails, all that goes out the window."

Partnerships to keep pace with growth

Thomas says that growth at G&D Chillers has been exponential over the past 15 years. To continue this rate of success, the company had to look for new ways to meet customer demands for reliable, state-of-the-art chiller options.

For example, G&D Chillers recently teamed up with Siemens and the global distribution and supply chain solutions company WESCO to meet these needs and stay ahead of the competition. "We're still a small manufacturing company, but big enough to produce some technically advanced equipment," says Thomas. "We've always been service-oriented and always stood by our equipment, no matter what the problem. We get the same kind of support and service from Siemens that we give to our own customers."

 

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