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Innovative Pump Manufacturer Opts For 'The Simple Life' With Lenze SMD Drives

SMD DrivesLenze SMD drives have been specified by Seepex pumps for supply with its range of innovative progressive cavity pumps. Simplicity of installation and operation was key to the company’s decision to specify the range of smd drives varying from 0.75kW up to 22kW. High torque on start-up was also a prime feature of the drives.
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Lenze 3 Phase Squirrel Cage Induction Motors

Lenze MDERA AC MotorsThe Lenze MDERA series are 3 phase asynchronous motors with totally enclosed fan cooled (TEFC) design. Suiting general purpose use, they combine Lenze quality with competitive pricing in 2, 4 and 6 pole speeds from 56 to 355 frame.
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Lenze Brake Rectifiers

Lenze Brake RectifiersA force voltage half wave rectifier suitable for faster energising of larger d.c. brakes. When the a.c. supply is switched on the unit transmits the full waveform for about 0.5 seconds. It then switches internally to transmit half the waveform for holding the brake.
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Description of AC Motor Operation

Description of AC Motor OperationThree phase AC motors are comprised of two major components, the stator and the rotor. The stator is a set of three electrical windings held stationary in the motor housing. The rotor is a metal cylinder, fixed to the motor drive shaft, which rotates within the stator.
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Lenze Drives Improving The Mix

Improving The MixBaginto AB bakery in Sweden has been able to upgrade its mixing and dough preparation equipment, improving productivity and flexibility with Lenze SMD and SMVector IP65 inverter drives. The highly compact SMD drives are ideal for retrofitting in existing panels at the bakery.
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Lenze SMD Frequency Inverters Unstick Glue Production

Lenze SMD Frequency Inverters Unstick Glue ProductionLenze's SMD inverters have solved a problem of costly downtime, as a result of motors burning out on PVA emulsion pumps at Grosvenor Chemicals, which manufactures a diverse range of chemicals and pharmaceutical intermediates at its UK plant.
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Outdoor Inverter Drives Use Sun Protection

Outdoor Inverter Drives Use Sun ProtectionLenze's popular SMVector range of IP65 inverter drives is now available with a polycarbonate enclosure to provide added U.V. protection for outdoor applications. To guarantee outdoor practicality for the entire range, the larger inverter drives (above 7.5KW) also include IP65 rated cooling fans, protecting them from high humidity and low pressure jets of water from any direction.
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PositionServo Breaks PLC Glass Ceiling

PositionServo Breaks PLC Glass CeilingOnce thought to be only a job for PLCs, indexing is a full function of the Position Servo drive because of its integrated PLC function. A glass manufacturer in Poland has integrated the Lenze Americas PositionServo drive into its glass coating machine. The machine is comprised of 20 identical sections and is part of a larger glass coating line.
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SMVector Drive Overview

SMVector Drive OverviewThe SMVector continues our price leadership tradition in the highly competitive AC drive market. Its performance and flexibility make it an attractive solution for a broad range of applications including Food processing machinery, Packaging machinery, Material handling/conveying systems, HVAC systems.
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Lenze Wins 2015 Engineers' Choice Award

2015 Engineers' Choice AwardLeading global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology, Lenze Americas, announced today that the company won a 2015 Engineers' Choice award, sponsored by Control Engineering. Lenze's Smart Motor product was recognized in the category of motion control.

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2007 Engineers Choice Award from Control Engineering

2007 Engineers Choice AwardThe Model 940 is a fully programmable high performance Torque, Velocity and Position brushless servo drive with powerful performance & innovative features! Unlike most servo products, the Model 940 from Lenze-AC Technology Corp. combines many technological advances in a standard product.

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It Boils Down to Innovation

Raypak Cold Water Run SystemRaypak, the developer of the original low mass, high recovery copper fin tube boiler, is headquartered in Oxnard California. "To address temperature fluctuation, we developed our own Cold Water Run electronic controls that provide constant condensation protection to our boilers," says Raypak Director of Engineering Robert Glass.
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Smooth Packaging Drives Solutions

AC Tech PositionServo 941 Servo Drive DistributorMulti-Pak is renowned for designing, engineering, developing and supporting its own packaging machines. These particular machines are typically used for cosmetic samples. Having developed robust and reliable foil pouch filling machines using mechanical web tensioning and liquid filling processes, the electronically controlled alternative solution from Lenze Americas had to show significant benefits.
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Making Gains for Chemical Feed Systems

PumpChem-Flow, based in Chicago, IL, specializes in manufacturing chemical feed systems for varied chemical processing markets. In developing exact dispensing and metering solutions Chem-Flow pays a great deal of attention to choosing the right AC drives.
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Driving the Sonic Homogenizer

Sonic HomogenizerA manufacturer of liquid mixing devices, Sonic Corporation produces in-line, high pressure homogenizing systems used to process liquid emulsions in the Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food & Beverage and Chemical industries. These systems incorporate Positive Displacement (PD) pumps including gear, reciprocating, or progressing cavity pumps, that are driven by solid state motors.
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GST & SCF Move Massive Fan Blades

Massive Fan BladesIn San Bernardino, California, MacroAir Technologies designs and manufactures air circulation products. One of MacroAir's latest innovations, the six-blade high volume low speed (HVLS) industrial fan outperforms the company's own highly successful ten-blade fan series by requiring 40% less aluminum and 13% less power in its manufacture and it weighs in at 30% less.
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MCH Series Makes Heat Transfer a Breeze

Lenze AC Tech LogoEpsilon Industries is a supplier of integrated air and fluid side-heat transfer systems including factory built penthouses with mechanical and electrical systems; complete heat transfer packages and refrigeration systems.
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MCH Series MCH Controls Climate of Oyster Habitat

MCH DriveAs a result of over-harvesting, environmental pollution and two new parasites, the famous native Chesapeake Bay oyster population has dramatically decreased. Through their mechanical contractor, J.M. Zimmer, Inc., the University of Maryland chose Lenze Americas MCH variable frequency drive to control their pumps, cooling towers and building HVAC system. 
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Cool Running with the MC Series Drive

Lenze MC SeriesDid you know Lake Ontario cools downtown Toronto? Icy water (4°C/39°F) taken from the bottom of Lake Ontario, is sent to the Toronto Island Water Filtration Plant to be purified, and then forwarded to a heat transfer station.
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Synchronized PositionServos Move Heavy Production Line

Lenze PositionServosEWAB Engineering's CS2000 conveyor system is designed for moving heavy objects up to 3306 lbs. along a production line process. A recent project required a carrier system for the automotive industry capable of moving very precisely and with variable speed. Four Lenze Americas PositionServo drives provided the simple solution.
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PositionServo Simplifies Corrugated Board Printing

Lenze 940 PositionServoLenze Americas PositionServo drives, Lenze Servo motors and smd Series AC inverter drives have all been utilized in the latest generation, specialty printing machine for corrugated board.
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Servo & SMD/SC Drives Clean Up Sticky Situations

Lenze SMD Frequency InverterEdge banding is a tricky process. It involves applying a decorative or protective surface to the edges of products made from compressed wood chip and resin board materials. A combination of Lenze Americas drives provides a pitch perfect solution. Acting in tandem, the PositionServo drive precisely controls the positioning while the SMD/SC inverter drive controls the speed, synchronizing the multiple operations of this complex machine perfectly.
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FAST Machine Programming

Lenze PLC DesignerA B Graphic International (ABG), a global manufacturer of label converting and finishing equipment, has set a new standard with the latest generation of their machines. At the same time, by using FAST Application Software from Lenze, the company has significantly sped up the software design of their machines.
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Smooth Packaging Drives Solutions

Lenze SMVector IP31DriveMulti-Pak is renowned for designing, engineering, developing and supporting its own packaging machines. These particular machines are typically used for cosmetic samples. Having developed robust and reliable foil pouch filling machines using mechanical web tensioning and liquid filling processes, the electronically controlled alternative solution from Lenze Americas had to show significant benefits.
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Working Wonders With Wood

Lenze PositionServo 941KVAL, a highly specialized manufacturer of door cutting machinery was searching for a better servo drive to improve the cost and performance of its milling machines. Compatibility with the existing machine set-up was very important and since Lenze Americas PositionServo products are designed to work effectively with the widest range of motors, feedback and machine control systems, it was no problem to fit in with components from three other manufacturers.

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Automatic Packaging with 9400 Servo

Lenze L Force 9400 HighLine Servo DrivesWorking in close collaboration with Lenze, Wachter Packautomatik managed to increase the flow rate, shorten commissioning times and cut costs. This was extremely beneficial to Wachter's customer, a leading German discounter, that designed a ship-to-store shelf corrugated cardboard (decollete) tray and needed a machine that could pack it.
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Shrink to Fit with TCF Series Drives

Lenze AC Tech TCF Series DriveA sudden change in load can cause the conveyor to slow down, disrupting the entire operation; a variable frequency drive (VFD) notices the change and adjusts the speed accordingly. Focusing on meeting the performance/price ratio, engineers at Extreme chose an open-loop vector drive from Lenze AC Tech.
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PositionServo 940 and SMD Slice the Price

Lenze MCA L Force Servo MotorLenze Americas worked closely with the ultrasonic engineering company to solve the problem of making the perfect sliced sausage quickly and with minimal waste.
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MCS & PositionServo's X-Ray Vision

Lenze MCA L-Force Servo MotorJacobsen Real-Time X-Ray Machinery, Ontario Canada, a manufacturer of custom x-ray inspection equipment employs Lenze Americas PositionServo in its new MAXIpart™ S-XL (patent pending) and MAXIpart™ ADR-XL, x-ray machines for large parts. Designing a system for use in Germany, Jacobsen required a drive supplier with global reach.
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What Is An AC Drive?

Lenze AC Tech LogoAC Drives are also known as Inverters, Variable Speed Drives (VSDs), Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) and frequency converters. AC Drives are used to control AC Induction motors; the most common motor technology used in industry.

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How Does A VFD Work?

Lenze AC Tech LogoYou can divide the world of electronic motor drives into two categories: AC and DC. A motor drive controls the speed, torque, direction and resulting horsepower of a motor. A DC drive typically controls a shunt wound DC motor, which has separate armature and field circuits. AC drives control AC induction motors, and-like their DC counterparts-control speed, torque, and horsepower.
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Get the Clean Advantage with SCF Drives

SCF Series Drive In Car-Wash ApplicationWashing Equipment Technologies is a developer and manufacturer of self-serve and distributors for touchfree car wash equipment systems.
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How To Maintain A VFD Drive?

Do you know how to maintain variable frequency drives (VFDs)? Doing so is easier than you might think. By integrating some simple, logical steps into your preventative maintenance program, you can ensure your drives provide many years of trouble-free service.
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SCM Drives with Pulsafeeder Metering Pumps

The technology developed by Pulsafeeder Inc., a leading manufacturer of fluid handling products, is used in applications ranging from chemical process pumps to metering heavy water from nuclear generators. Steve Muscarella, Pulsafeeder Director of Engineering, says Pulsafeeder relies on Lenze - AC Tech variable frequency drives to control the speed of motors in their metering pumps.
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SMVector Pumps Hard-to-Handle Chemicals

SMVector Pumps Hard-to-Handle ChemicalsFlomotion Systems develops and manufactures unique sealless peristaltic pumps that eliminate loss-ofprime failures in chemical feed applications. Typical markets served include water & wastewater treatment, chemical, food & dairy, pharmaceutical, pulp & paper, energy management, power and irrigation.
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Servo Spindle Welding Gun Motors

Lenze MDSLSBS Series Spindle Servomotors DistributorsLenze's servo motor with integrated spindle marks the introduction of a mechatronic unit which has been designed specifically for welding guns. The high-precision motor opens and closes welding guns significantly faster, more accurately and more smoothly than the conventional pneumatic version.
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Lenze Named a Control Engineering 2018 Engineers' Choice Awards Finalist

Lenze, a global leader and manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technologies, is proud to share that its c250-S safety controller has been recognized by Control Engineering magazine as a finalist in the publication’s 2018 Engineers’ Choice Awards.
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