Processing Magazine

Simple-to-operate brushless motors require no programming

June 3, 2009
Brushless motors and controls allow adjustable speed applications to benefit from the features of brushless technology. The newest family of brushless motors provide designers with benefits of brushless motors, which include higher torque and more power in smaller packages, reduced maintenance, and quieter operation. These motors are available from stock, with standard NEMA face/foot mount, ranging from ΒΌ to 3 HP. They provide a tight speed regulation better than 0.5%; and use the industry standard input command (+/- 10Vdc) or optional pot input for speed control. The control uses standard 115/208/230 Vac and is available from stock. The combination of motor and control is adjustable to cover a wide speed range to 7000 rpm, provide adjustable acceleration time from 0.1 – 30 seconds, and comes in a fully protected package, according to the manufacturer. The positive solutions provided by the brushless motor and control will enhance machinery uptime and provide low maintenance-free and trouble-free operation. Typical adjustable speed applications include mixers, blowers, indexers, feeders, and conveyors.