Yaskawa America offers the Z1000 family of variable-speed drives.
The Z1000 family of variable-speed drives from Yaskawa America Inc. is designed for building automation applications such as fans, pumps, and cooling towers through 500 hp. Its features begin with an easy-to-read LCD operator with hand-off-auto functions. An internal real-time clock with time/date stamping and timer controls allows for speed variations without the need for external controls. A built-in 5% line impedance reduces input harmonic distortion, while a 5 kHz carrier frequency with dynamic noise control provides quiet motor operation. An on-board EMI/RFI filter compliant with IEC 61800-3 minimizes interference of surrounding equipment. All Z1000 drives also feature embedded BACnet communications (BTL certified), along with Modbus/Memobus. Applications macros are available to facilitate quick and easy setup.
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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.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey