Shorten development cycles and lower overall electric vehicle life costs

Compact, high quality and easy-to-integrate controllers deliver unparalleled reliability and performance to minimize total cost of ownership in vehicle applications.

05/24/2011


KollmKollmorgen ACS GEN6 motor controllerorgen ACS GEN6 motor controllers are available in a variety of voltages (24, 36, 48, and 80 V) and power levels (5-50 kVA, 2 min) to suit various types and sizes of electric vehicles. Utilizing the latest MOSFET technology in combination with an innovative design concept, the new ACS GEN6 is up to 47% smaller than previous generation controllers, without change to the power rating.

“With more than one million ac motor controllers installed in battery and hybrid vehicles around the world, Kollmorgen leveraged that experience and invested it in the development of a new generation of low voltage vehicle drives that offers the OEM superior reliability in a small and cost efficient package,” said Mattias Nubäck, product manager. The changes enable “the OEM to benefit from the latest proven technology, while minimizing warranty and troubleshooting costs, at an attractive price level. The ultimate benefit to the OEM is that they will further strengthen their brand name by delivering high quality, no-hassle vehicles with low total cost of ownership.”

The latest MOFSET technology is more efficient and robust than its predecessors. Greater efficiency reportedly enabled Kollmorgen to design a more compact ACS controller that reduces the requisite number of mechanical components. Greater robustness and fewer components maximizes reliability, while smaller size enables OEMs to place the controller more freely within the vehicle to reduce cabling and mounting costs. The net impact for OEMs who utilize ACS GEN6 motor controllers is maximum reliability with lower total cost of ownership.

ACS GEN6 is the first Kollmorgen product released with Kollmorgen’s new software platform for vehicle motor controllers. The software enables Kollmorgen to customize software to meet specific customer requirements, while crucial firmware functionality remains untouched. Improved granularity and adjustability of the event log, as well as advanced logging, are firmware features that bring value to OEMs and end-users by allowing detailed and accurate troubleshooting information to shorten vehicle downtime and minimize service costs. Additionally, the software is designed to meet the quality standards of the automotive and hybrid markets, and Kollmorgen’s software development process is audited for conformance to Automotive SPICE (Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis).

www.kollmorgen.com

Kollmorgen

- Edited by Gust Gianos, Control Engineering, www.controleng.com



No comments
The Top Plant program honors outstanding manufacturing facilities in North America. View the 2013 Top Plant.
The Product of the Year program recognizes products newly released in the manufacturing industries.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
The true cost of lubrication: Three keys to consider when evaluating oils; Plant Engineering Lubrication Guide; 11 ways to protect bearing assets; Is lubrication part of your KPIs?
Contract maintenance: 5 ways to keep things humming while keeping an eye on costs; Pneumatic systems; Energy monitoring; The sixth 'S' is safety
Transport your data: Supply chain information critical to operational excellence; High-voltage faults; Portable cooling; Safety automation isn't automatic
Case Study Database

Case Study Database

Get more exposure for your case study by uploading it to the Plant Engineering case study database, where end-users can identify relevant solutions and explore what the experts are doing to effectively implement a variety of technology and productivity related projects.

These case studies provide examples of how knowledgeable solution providers have used technology, processes and people to create effective and successful implementations in real-world situations. Case studies can be completed by filling out a simple online form where you can outline the project title, abstract, and full story in 1500 words or less; upload photos, videos and a logo.

Click here to visit the Case Study Database and upload your case study.

Maintaining low data center PUE; Using eco mode in UPS systems; Commissioning electrical and power systems; Exploring dc power distribution alternatives
Synchronizing industrial Ethernet networks; Selecting protocol conversion gateways; Integrating HMIs with PLCs and PACs
Why manufacturers need to see energy in a different light: Current approaches to energy management yield quick savings, but leave plant managers searching for ways of improving on those early gains.

Annual Salary Survey

Participate in the 2013 Salary Survey

In a year when manufacturing continued to lead the economic rebound, it makes sense that plant manager bonuses rebounded. Plant Engineering’s annual Salary Survey shows both wages and bonuses rose in 2012 after a retreat the year before.

Average salary across all job titles for plant floor management rose 3.5% to $95,446, and bonus compensation jumped to $15,162, a 4.2% increase from the 2010 level and double the 2011 total, which showed a sharp drop in bonus.

2012 Salary Survey Analysis

2012 Salary Survey Results

Maintenance and reliability tips and best practices from the maintenance and reliability coaches at Allied Reliability Group.
The One Voice for Manufacturing blog reports on federal public policy issues impacting the manufacturing sector. One Voice is a joint effort by the National Tooling and Machining...
The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals an organization devoted...
Join this ongoing discussion of machine guarding topics, including solutions assessments, regulatory compliance, gap analysis...
IMS Research, recently acquired by IHS Inc., is a leading independent supplier of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
Maintenance is not optional in manufacturing. It’s a profit center, driving productivity and uptime while reducing overall repair costs.
The Lachance on CMMS blog is about current maintenance topics. Blogger Paul Lachance is president and chief technology officer for Smartware Group.