Case Study: Yaskawa's Matrix Drive Helps Reel-O-Matic Achieve Energy SavingsAug 26, 2016
Oklahoma City-based Reel-O-Matic is a manufacturer of wire, cable and flexible material handling machines for a variety of industries including aerospace, government, oil/gas, medical, automotive, crane, plastics and telecommunications. Specialists in reeling, coiling and measuring applications, they used Yaskawa’s U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive to resolve a couple of their specific application challenges.
Reel-O-Matic had specific application challenges on machines with variable speeds under heavy load and those that required the motor to be used as a brake. They were using either dynamic braking packages to burn off regenerative energy that would occur in these applications or separate regenerative packages to put the regenerative energy back on the grid.