November 2004Over 4,000,000 Servomotors Sold
Waukegan, IL -- Yaskawa Electric is pleased to announce that the total number of shipments of Yaskawa AC servomotors worldwide reached 4,000,000 units, since the introduction of its first line of servomotors in August of 1984.
MP2300 Multi-Axis Machine Controller Designed for Demanding Applications
Waukegan, IL -- Yaskawa Electric America, Inc. announces its latest innovation in modern control, the MP2300. The MP2300 is a machine controller that transcends the need for having discrete components of a Programmable Logic Controller and a Motion Controller. This Programmable Machine Controller has been specifically designed to meet the key needs of demanding applications in the industrial marketplace.
October 2004Machine Design Article. Low Surge Inverters
While not a problem for drive installations with normal cable length or lower system voltages, AC inverter drives, applied on 480 VAC systems with extremely long cable runs between the drive and the motor, have been known to cause problems with motor bearings, insulation breakdown, and other issues caused by the combination of cables impedance and the dv/dt generated by transistor switching.
April 2004New G7 Drive
New Berlin, WI, April 27, 2004 -- Yaskawa’s new G7 adjustable frequency drive is the extreme performance solution delivering servo-like performance from an induction motor while also solving 480 volt installation and reliability problems.
Release of SMC-4000 Multi-Axis Controller
Yaskawa Electric announces another new product to heighten the performance of the servo family, the SMC-4000 multi-axis Ethernet motion controller. The SMC-4000 complements Yaskawa’s Servo Amplifier series and the “7” series variable speed drives. Plug-and-play cables provide a quick and easy amplifier connection while the standard Ethernet feature provides seamless communication to the Yaskawa inverter family with the Modbus TCP/IP protocol. This same feature enables the addition of third party I/O devices. The SMC-4000 provides several modes of operation, including point-to-point positioning, multi axis interpolation, and following of external devices via gear ratio or cam profile. Utilize the high performance of the SMC-4000 to the fullest extent with advanced tuning techniques such as notch and band pass filtering.
County Proves Energy Savings with VFDs
April 2004 -- HPAC Engineering - Side-by-Side Test Program Verifies Variable Frequency Energy Savings - Provides documentation for county's drive retrofit.
February 2004New P7 Training Class
Waukegan, IL, February 12, 2004 -- Yaskawa Electric America has expanded its full range of professional training programs with two new training classes for Variable Torque Industrial Use P7 drives.