Yaskawa Drives

VFDs for Your Modern Facility: No-Cost Webinar April 6

Posted March 26, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa Drives

No-cost webinar, April 6, 11 a.m. CDT

Join us Tuesday April 6, 11 am CST.

Anyone responsible maintaining, upgrading or designing automation equipment would benefit from attending VFDs for Your Modern Facility, a 40-minute no-cost webinar about the advantages of deploying Variable Frequency Drives in your facility.

Register NOW. You will learn about:

*VFD applications you must consider
*Drawbacks of across the line operations
*How to select the right VFD for your application
*Energy, Equipment Wear and other advantages of using a VFD

REGISTER TODAY

 

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Yaskawa AC Drive Transition Guide: V1000 to GA500

Posted February 8, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Buzzard, Yaskawa Drives

The GA500 is available and will replace the V1000. Download the drive transition guide or give us a call to discuss the details. The guide is to help you replace Yaskawa V1000 series AC drives with Yaskawa GA500 AC drives. Replacement should be conducted by qualified personnel familiar with AC drive installation -- Innovative-IDM has field service techs on call 24/7 if you need assistance.

The Yaskawa GA500:

• Operates any motor on any network
• DriveWorksEZ® improves customization by eliminating a PLC and simplified wiring
• Integrated braking transistor
• Integrated EMC filter (optional)
• Integrated 24 VDC power supply supports use of external sensors without extra power supply.

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Saving Money Saving Regenerative Energy — White Paper & Video

Posted February 3, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa Drives

Maintaining highly efficient operation is important in today’s industrial market. Users are searching for ways to not only make systems operate efficiently, but also save money. Save money by saving regenerative energy. Download this white paper on regenerative energy from Yaskawa Drives. Also, a brief video on regenerative energy in a motor from Innovative-IDM.

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Yaskawa GA800 Drive — How to Set Up

Posted January 21, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa Drives

The Yaskawa GA800 drive provides the ultimate combination of power, ease of use, flexibility, and performance. It has exceptional torque production and precise control. You’ll enjoy effortless setup with GA800’s high-resolution display and connection to your favorite mobile device. Here's how to set it up. Or we can do it for you.

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Customer Down. We Go the Extra Mile — about 270 of them — to fix it.

Posted May 28, 2020 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, customer service, Yaskawa Drives

AC drive on the fritz means line is down -- no bueno.

Late yesterday, our Dallas-based customer had a Yaskawa F7 drive generating error codes. Their bottling line was down. Customer called us to see if we could send someone to look at it immediately.

One of our sales engineers, Mason Godwin, walked through the error codes over the phone with the customer and determined there was a failure at the board level inside the drive.

Customer had two options: Take the circuit board out of the drive and send it to us for troubleshooting and repairs (could take several days, if repairable). Or, install a new Yaskawa A1000, 150 HP drive, which was on the shelf at our Houston location (would take less than 24 hours). Customer opted for new drive option.

Customer services reps coordinated with a courier service to pick up the drive in Houston and hot-shot it to Dallas. Drive left Houston after 7 p.m. and arrived at customer site around 1 a.m., where our field service tech Dennys Aguilar was on standby to install and commission the drive.

Today, Godwin will pick up the old F7 drive and send it to our repair depot so the customer has a back-up on the shelf should this happen to one of their production lines in the future.

Parts in stock. Technically competent sales engineers. On-site 24/7 field service techs available. Industrial electronic repairs down to the board level. We are one-stop solution for you. Try us, we like being legendary for our customers.

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Yaskawa U1000 VFD Helps OEM Offer a Clean Energy Solution

Posted April 30, 2019 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa, Yaskawa Drives

CHALLENGE

A leader in cutting edge sawmill equipment since 1954, Cleereman Industries in Newald, Wis. They started out owning and operating a sawmill business and now are a manufacturer of a wide range of sawmill equipment that includes Carriages, Track Frames, and Trim & Grading Lines.

U1000 Drive

Cleereman recently decided to redesign a rotary log kicker in order to increase its size range, as well as transition its hydraulic system to a fully clean electric system. The challenge was the overall size of the log kicker. The resulting machine inertia makes the 15 cycle per minute rate difficult to achieve. The machine’s inertia and cycle per hour requirement would have required a large braking package to dissipate the energy.

SOLUTION

Cleereman turned to L&S Electric for a solution to their challenge.

Initial thoughts of a standard VFD and brake resistor were considered, but L&S representatives recommended a more energy efficient solution. Due to its power regeneration capabilities, a Yaskawa U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive was selected to control the 30HP electric drive system.

This solution allowed Cleereman to get away from the maintenance time and costs that are associated with hydraulic systems, and provided them a cleaner, more energy efficient solution in a smaller package.

RESULTS

Cleereman now can smoothly control the very high inertia log kicker. Whether motoring or regenerating, the U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive provides Cleereman with a clean power solution by maintaining ultra low input current harmonics.

In addition, the U1000’s inherent regenerative capabilities eliminated the braking resistors that dissipated heat from the deceleration of the load.

Cleereman now provides a solution that reduces their customers’ utility costs. The energy wasted using resistors is now diverted back onto the grid. Removal of the resistor package also increases machine lifetime and reduces machine maintenance requirements by eliminating another point of potential failure. Lastly, using the U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive eliminates fire safety concerns that come with using resistors in lumber mills to burn off regenerative energy.

 

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