Lenze Americas, announced today the launch of a Drive Solution Designer (DSD) for the material handling industry. A software tool for design engineers, the Lenze DSD analyzes the complete drive train of an application to ensure the correct design and dimensioning of a decentralized system.
"With the long running times in material handling applications, energy use is one of the major cost factors and one of the first places we look to reduce costs," said Craig Dahlquist, Lenze Product Manager.
"The intelligent and economical use of the energy in each component of the drive train translates into a reduction in total energy consumption and a swifter return on investment," adds Dahlquist.
At the core of the Lenze DSD software is a comprehensive examination aimed at:
- Deriving real energy savings through the use of highly efficient motors and transmissions
- Achieving precisely matched speed control through the use of frequency inverters
- Enabling the utilization of regenerative energy produced during motor braking
The energy requirements of a drive train and the individual components are calculated along with the amount of regenerative energy that can be exchanged via the DC bus or fed via a regenerative module to the supply system. Lenze DSD optimizes the energy use of each component by determining the loss/load ratio of the mechanical processes. Since drive train components work at low efficiency in partial load applications, contributing to high energy loss, the DSD works to accurately specify the precise load-dependent power requirements of the machine, in order to maximize energy savings.
Backed by extensive application libraries and process-specific calculations, the DSD guides users step-by-step through product options and benefits, offering in-depth comparisons of multiple drive solutions.
Lenze Servo Motors
The Stator Winding of the MCS motors employs innovative Single Element Pole Technology - SEPT - and is made up of individual coils. High-quality magnetic materials and specially developed pole shapes the conditions for their excellent drive characteristics. This results in a significant increase in power density, while at the same time reducing moments of inertia. The minimum detent torques offer exceptional smooth running
The Electromagnetic Brakes and clutches by magneta transmit the torque and brake torque through dry running friction material. With DC voltage applied, the torque is transmitted without backlash. Using the prestressed spring of the armature, a release, free of residual torque is ensured. These clutches and brakes can be installed in any mounting position and hardly need any maintenance. Standard clutches