SEW Eurodrive , a drive solutions provider, will demonstrate its total solutions approach for the manufacturing industry at National Manufacturing Week 2008, which will be held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, 27 to 30 May.
SEW Eurodrive will exhibit elements from its expansive and innovative electronic, electro-mechanical and mechanical solution set.
According to SEW Eurodrive engineering manager, Frank Cerra, Australian manufacturers are increasingly seeking out one-stop drive solution providers.
“Most Australian manufacturers do not have the resources to engineer individual drive system components into absolute solutions. More and more, manufacturers are demanding world-class drive solutions, from the gearbox through to the drive electronics, from a single supplier,” he said.
“We work closely with a range of Australian manufacturers and OEMs to develop comprehensive end-to-end drive solution sets.”
Centre-stage at this year’s exhibition will be SEW Eurodrive’s new CMP-series of locally assembled servo motors. Providing a lower-torque complement to SEW Eurodrive’s CM-series servo, the new CMP-series servo offers advanced dynamics and accuracy in a compact form-factor.
Like the CM-series, the three-phase permanent-magnet CMP-series servo is fully assembled in Australia, ensuring SEW Eurodrive can provide manufacturers with fast turnaround on complete servo packages.
SEW Eurodrive will also launch the next evolution of the company’s Movitrac LTE series of frequency inverters--the Movitrac LTE version B. Equipped with a range of new functions, the Movitrac LTE version B is ideally suited to low-power variable-speed drive applications, such as small fans and pumps, machine tools and conveyors.
The Movitrac LTE version B is fast and easy to set up, boasting an innovative integrated DIN-rail snap-in mounting capability, plus 14 standard and 26 extended configuration parameters. This mechanical and electrical installation ensures that basic drive applications are up and running in minutes.
Visitors to National Manufacturing Week 2008 will be rewarded with a sneak preview of SEW Eurodrive’s soon-to-be extended DR series of energy-efficient induction motors.
SEW Eurodrive will underscore its position in end-to-end drive system efficiency, with the extension of its DR series to 45kW. Featuring optimised design and including advanced cast-copper rotor technology variants, the extension to the DR series promises to provide Australian industry with new levels of motor efficiency.
SEW Eurodrive’s innovative PLC/motion controller hybrid, MOVI-PLC, will also be on show. Specifically designed to support members of the ideal SEW Eurodrive frequency inverter solution set, the Movi-PLC product family combines both conventional PLC control and ’motion control’ into a single compact platform.
Accompanying the Movi-PLC, will be SEW-Eurodrive’s renowned Movidrive B application inverter. This advanced unit offers Australian manufacturers and OEMs an application inverter of optimal versatility, processing power and cost-efficiency and is available in large power capacities.
Other products on display at the exhibition include SEW Eurodrive’s decentralised drive system, MOVIFIT, Tailored for field installation, MOVIFIT provides the flexibility, scalability and powerful connectivity required to support Australia’s advanced manufacturing applications.
A selection of SEW Eurodrive’s X series of industrial gear units will also be showcased. Comprising 23 different models--each with a different torque rating--the complete X series boasts the fine torque-graduation on the market, providing Australian manufacturers with ideal gear unit choice and flexibility.