Case Study of Project that included W.A. Whitney Co., Rockford, IL (OEM) and Waymatic, Inc., South Fulton, TN (End User)Read More
by Kat Trick, Applications Engineer, Innovative-IDM
Overview: At one company, there is what they call a brine box. There is a saltwater tank setup that slows an electric motor saw. Within this setup, they use three DC motors. They decided they would like to change the DC motors to AC motors. In addition to changing from DC to AC, they would like to implement speed control between the motors including the ability to decelerate the motors at the same time, and at the same rate.
The Solution: We selected the AC motors to match the required speed and torque needed for the application. This information was obtained by analyzing the load conditions and from the specifications at which the DC motors were running the application. For speed control, the simple solution was to daisy chain Yaskawa drives. This allowed the drives to communicate with each other, as well as synchronize their deceleration.
The Results: The AC motors can be rated to give the same performance, or higher performance, as the DC motors.The AC drives can provide for controlled acceleration and deceleration rates. Connection between the drives allows for the synchronization of the acceleration and deceleration rates.The Yaskawa drives have the ability for the parameter setting to be extracted. This would make programming the drives to be easier by setting the parameters in one, and just copying the parameters from that one to the other two.Read More
Donald truly is one of Innovative-IDM’s hardest working,
Legendary customer service providing, Sr. Field Service Studs.
You know you’re rockin’ good at field service when you can teach Buzz how to fix stuff!
Buzz said Donald is one heck of a mentor but next time he pulls a field service gig he needs a hard hat. Where do you get a Buzz sized hard hat?Read More
Monitor your plant's performance and trouble spots from anywhere you can access the Internet. A really cool conglomeration of gadgets, hosted by Adam Ring of Innovative Automation. But where's the plant that's usually in the background?
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Go ahead, ask Jeffery Miller about it. At IA, the company is divided into teams who compete each month to see who can dole out the most LEGENDARY customer service. Points are awarded for legendary acts and the winning team gets a half day off and their names on the LCS Cup.
Miller's own teammate, Michael Mueller, busted Miller's chops for not taking enough credit for customer service acts in our morning meetings this month. Miller, on the other hand, has been busy out selling Yaskawa, Parker, Omron, WAGO and other products. We'll see what happens at the meeting this morning.Read More