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GA800 Variable Speed Drive Selected Honorable Mention of Engineers' Choice Award

GA800 Variable Speed Drive was selected as the honorable mention of the 2020 Control Engineering "Engineers' Choice Award".

Yaskawa: Driving Efficiency from the First Component

Last fall Drives & Control Solutions had the opportunity to tour Yaskawa America’s primary low voltage drive production facility. The facility is located in  Buffalo Grove, IL, just outside of Chicago. Hosting both an assembly facility and roughly 100,000 sq/ft warehouse and distribution centre, the site is quite impressive, particularly considering the level of efficiency employed.
 

Why eLearning About VFDs (and other technical topics) just may fit the bill

With the current state of the internet and the interconnectivity of devices and equipment, it is in the best interest of any company that wants to optimize the productivity of their associates tasked with technical tasks to take a look at the eLearning available. eLearning offers a wonderful ROI due to its low cost, ease of access, skill-based objectives, and ability to customize to each viewer.
 

How to size a rack-and-pinion system for a precision motion axis

In a previous motion-sizing article, we reviewed how to properly specify a ballscrew-driven motion axis. Here we review how engineering teams can use a similar approach for sizing rack-and-pinion-based servomotor-driven axes on the same five-axis gantry. We’ll use manufacturer software to work through the application.

Yaskawa Receives Highest Risk Control Award

Yaskawa received the Highest Risk Control Award for the manufacturing sector of Columbus Insurance Ltd.

Yaskawa Introduces New Generation of Linear Motor Stages

Sigma Trac II linear motor stages provide high performance turnkey linear motor solution

Variable frequency drive design simplifies smart manufacturing

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) store a plethora of information that can be easily accessed. Regardless of the connection method, traditional fieldbus or Industrial Ethernet, the main objective can be to retrieve that production data and use it to create information that helps transform and drive business strategies.

Smartphones help with VFD configuration: Your questions answered

Additional answers provide more details about smartphone programming for variable frequency drives (VFDs).

Yaskawa Wins Award for Publication Excellence (APEX)

Yaskawa is pleased to announce that Drives Technical Communications was awarded a 2019 APEX Award in the How-To Writing category for their design work on new quick setup procedures for Yaskawa's latest generation of AC drives . (Example: TOEPC71061748).
 

First Look Video by Design World Featuring GA800 Drive

This Design World video features Yaskawa’s new GA800 AC drive that is designed to control traditional and emerging motor technologies through 600 HP.

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