Lenze highlights energy efficiency in motor drive technologies

Lenze Americas (Booth 1763) has expanded its support of materials handling systems with a fully integrated, energy-efficient package of software, plus drive- and controller-based systems for automation. On display are multiple frequency (MF) gear motors with a GKR bevel gearbox and the 8400 Motec inverter drive.
By Sara Pearson Specter, Editor at Large
January 21, 2013 - MMH Editorial

Lenze Americas (Booth 1763) has expanded its support of materials handling systems with a fully integrated, energy-efficient package of software, plus drive- and controller-based systems for automation. On display are multiple frequency (MF) gear motors with a GKR bevel gearbox and the 8400 Motec inverter drive.

“Virtually every aspect of automated material transport and the plant infrastructure rely on electric drives.  Our intelligent systems cut energy use by as much as 30%,” explained Deb Kling, director of commercial marketing for the company.

To ensure that suppliers get exactly the motor drive and control components they need, Lenze offers their Drive Solution Designer software to precisely dimension each system for optimal energy use, Kling added. Further, L-force MF three-phase AC geared motors are ideal for tasks with variable setting ranges, delivering constant torque in speed ranges of 24:1 (in comparison to 12:1 adjustment range for conventional motors). Finally, the cabinet-free 8400 Motec inverter drive—with a power range of 0.5-10.0 HP—offers an energy saving function in no-load and partial load operations in combination with MF geared motors, forming a compact, complete mechatronic unit.

ProMat 2013 is scheduled to be held January 21-24, 2013 in Chicago’s McCormick Place South. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry. Modern’s complete ProMat 2013 coverage.



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Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Material Handling Product News as an Editor at Large since 2001. Specter has worked in the fields of graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for nearly 20 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. She owns her own marketing communications firm, Sara Specter, Marketing Mercenary LLC (http://www.saraspecter.com). Clients include companies in a diverse range of fields, including materials handing equipment, systems and packaging, professional and financial services, regional economic development and higher education. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky. with a bachelor’s degree in French and history. She lives in Oregon’s Willamette Valley where she and her husband are in the process of establishing a vineyard and winery (http://www.BellsUpWinery.com).


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