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.



About the Author

image
Sara Pearson Specter
Editor at Large

Sara Pearson Specter has written articles and supplements for Modern Materials Handling and Logistics Management as an Editor at Large since 2001. Based in Cincinnati, Specter has worked in the fields of journalism, graphic design, advertising, marketing, and public relations for 15 years, with a special emphasis on helping business-to-business industrial and manufacturing companies. Specter graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., with a bachelor’s degree in French and history.


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

The study examines the trajectory of offshoring cost arbitrage to low-cost developing countries, the rise of new locations, and the fact that there’s ample room for growth.

In a rare show of solidarity, various trucking interests are asking the Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to remove online safety ratings of individual motor carriers until flaws in the CSA methodology are fixed.

While it feels somewhat hard to fathom, the stage is set for the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Carload volumes were up 1.4 percent at 300,388, and intermodal volume for the week ending September 13 was up 5 percent at 279,052 trailers and containers.

Company says the Cloud offering allows customers to respond more quickly to new business opportunities, without significant upfront cost and implementation times.

Article Topics

News · Sustainability · Automation · Energy · ProMat 2013 · All topics

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.