Potentiometer control increases inverter flexibility
The ability to use potentiometer control is useful in hands-on applications where speed must be ramped up/down such as material handling or food/beverage processes.
A potentiometer option is now available for SMVector NEMA 4Xinverter models. The potentiometer option is built into the terminal cover,providing direct front panel access. The potentiometer knob takes the place ofthe up/down buttons on the drive keypad, giving the operator manual speedcontrol over a 0-10 V analog output. The ability to use potentiometer controlis useful in hands-on applications where speed must be ramped up/down such asconveyer or food/beverage process applications.
The SMVector inverter drive still provides features required
by demanding applications including four modes of operation: V/Hz, enhanced
V/Hz, vector speed and torque; plus high starting torque, auto-tuning, advanced
low-speed control and dynamic speed regulation. The potentiometer option
increases the inverter's flexibility and applicability to industrial applications.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
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