The secret is to keep it simple: with its new Smart Motor, Lenze SE, the specialist in Motion Centric Automation, has succeeded in combining the simplicity of an AC motor with the technical benefits of an electronic drive control. This offers many advantages, including a reduction in the number of different drive variations by up to 70%, convenient operation via RFID from a smartphone, a flexible range of potential applications and easy handling. Mechanical and plant engineering companies in the field of materials handling technology in particular will enjoy the benefits of this technological quantum leap because it allows mains and starter applications to be carried out considerably more easily with a motor. Lenze will introduce the new motor for the first time at the Hanover Industrial Fair from 8 to 12 April 2013 (Hall 14, Stand H20).
Maximum standardisation, greatest possible ease of use and a high degree of energy-efficiency. Rather than using a large number of different variations to facilitate economic operations, the new Lenze Smart Motor is flexible enough to cover speeds from 500 to 2,600 rpm while maintaining constant torque, thanks to more intelligence in the terminal box. Another highlight is the adjustment process itself – as it can take the form of a contactless procedure without addressing or it can be performed at zero voltage using NFC technology. Together with a smartphone app from Lenze, the new motors can be easily prepared for deployment using “near field communication”.
Lenze has calculated that the Lenze Smart Motor can reduce the total number of different motors required by around 70%. This in turn reduces the costs of engineering, documentation, procurement and stocking spare parts – to mention just four aspects in the value-added chain. Lenze has also succeeded in extending the Smart Motor’s functional range in comparison with conventional motor starters. Examples of its functions include speed switchovers and the ability to set individual start-stop ramps. In addition, the Lenze Smart Motor complies with future energy-efficiency standards while maintaining a small footprint
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