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DC to AC Drive Retrofit Benefits: No-Cost Webinar June 8

Posted June 3, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa, Yaskawa Drives

Join us Tuesday, June 8, 11 am CDT.

Do you have an older DC drive system in need of upgrading, but your motor is still in good shape or difficult to replace? You will benefit from this 40-minute no-cost webinar.

Register NOW. You will learn about:
*Differences of DC and AC Drives
*DC vs AC performance considerations
*Cost of Ownership Comparisons -- You Will be Surprised.

Please forward to those in your organization who would benefit from knowing more about the benefits of replacing a DC system with a more modern AC drive system. REGISTER TODAY!

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Webinar On Demand: Servo Sizing Demystified

Posted March 11, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa

If you missed our LIVE webinar on Sizing Servo Motors, you can learn on demand at your convenience.

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Demystifying Servo Sizing — No-Cost Webinar March 9

Posted February 25, 2021 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Blog, Yaskawa

Sizing Servos isn't difficult: You just need some pointers. CLICK IMAGE to register.

Anyone responsible for maintaining, upgrading or designing automation equipment would benefit from SERVO SIZING DEMYSTIFIED, a 40-minute no-cost webinar on Tuesday, March 9.

Register NOW. You will learn about:
*Common mistakes when sizing servos
*Common servo applications -- are your taking advantage of the technology?
*Gearboxes and why they are so important in servo sizing
*LIVE sizing demonstration
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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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Sugar Mill Show

Posted February 7, 2018 by Pepper Hastings

Categories: Yaskawa, Yaskawa Drives

Big week for Mike Adams in Baton Rouge. Monday, he filled up an 18-seat class of customers for Yaskawa A1000 drive training. And on Tuesday and Wednesday, he spearheaded the efforts at the Sugar Mill Show in Baton Rouge. Adams is shown here with Ron Dufresne, Yaskawa rep for Louisiana and southern Mississippi (left); Richard Lewis, Engineering Manager Houston IIDM (middle).

Ron Dufresne ,Richard Lewis, Mike Adams

Ron Dufresne ,Richard Lewis, Mike Adams

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