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Target sector: Mechanical engineering

Variable frequency drives in mechanical engineering: one device, every conceivable option

Pumps, compressors, air-conditioning compressors, blowers, door drives –- the industrial sector of mechanical engineering provides a vast range of applications. The electric motors installed and the bus systems used by end customers are just as diverse. So it would be good if at least the variable frequency drive was always the same type, wouldn't it? 

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Control technology in mechanical engineering: KOSTAL variable frequency drives control all motor types

Producing the drive train using different types of motors and gearboxes is an important design aspect in mechanical engineering. This is because different types of motors are used in applications in many different sectors, depending on the area of application. And regardless of whether they are asynchronous, synchronous or synchronous reluctance motors, they all have their own motor technology. This makes the choice of the appropriate variable frequency drive a complicated undertaking where you often have to weigh things up.

With the motor-mounted drive controllers from the KOSTAL INVEOR family, we now make this decision-making process much easier for you. Because variable frequency drives like our INVEOR MP control and regulate all common motor types – sensorless, low-maintenance and up to efficiency class IE5. This means you only need one type of variable frequency drive for all working environments and benefit from uniform operation at the same time.

KOSTAL variable frequency drives and motors in mechanical engineering: Seamlessly integrated, motor-mounted

If you work in product development in mechanical engineering, you know what it is like: you plan the control system for your drive train. Either you plan a central solution with a variable frequency drive in the control cabinet, which entails long motor cables, space for the control cabinet, air conditioning in the control cabinet and high installation costs, or you rely on the clean, motor-mounted solution from KOSTAL. This way, you integrate the entire drive train into your machine. Discover the motor-mounted variable frequency drive solution from KOSTAL.

Our motor-mounted drive controllers are equipped with all the features you need and can be mounted on any type of motor thanks to a wide variety of adapter plates. This provides unprecedented flexibility and at the same time means that when you change motors, you only need a new adapter plate, not a new variable frequency drive. The sturdy steel connection with a vibration resistance of up to 5G is also durable and ensures cost efficiency. So you are able to benefit from the numerous functions of our KOSTAL variable frequency drives for many years.

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Simplify automation technology in mechanical engineering – with KOSTAL variable frequency drives

Automation technology in mechanical engineering is characterised by an incredible number of fieldbus environments. This offers countless opportunities, but also brings challenges, because every end customer uses a different bus system. This means that, the more different bus systems a variable frequency drive supports, the more flexible it is to use.

The motor-mounted variable frequency drives from the KOSTAL INVEOR family serve all common bus systems for precisely this reason: From Modbus RTU and CANopen to PROFIBUS, PROFINET, EtherCAT, EtherNet/IP and Sercos. This makes our drive controllers a flexible component for all your applications. And since you only need one type of variable frequency drive, you reduce the size of your inventory.

KOSTAL variable frequency drives in machine development: Compactly integrated for a first-class design

When developing machines, form should always work towards function, not the other way round. This is the only way to ensure optimum functionality, handling and safety. However, this does not mean that you should neglect the design of a machine or application. After all, it is an important part of your brand and sometimes even a significant selling point.

Here at KOSTAL, we have designed our motor-mounted drive controllers to be compactly integrated. This allows you to design your applications and machines as you wish and at the same time you get to benefit from high power density and functionality – for a design that leaves both lovers of pragmatism and aesthetics speechless.

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KOSTAL variable frequency drives: One user interface for all fields of application

Drive technology is used in a wide variety of applications in mechanical engineering. It would be nice to be able to use a uniform operating concept across all the different applications.

With KOSTAL INVERTERpc and the KOSTAL INVERTERapp, our motor-mounted KOSTAL variable frequency drives offer a user interface and universally usable tools that can be controlled both from the desktop and conveniently from a smartphone. This way you can ensure uniformity in operation, even across different fields of application, saving valuable time and simplifying your processes.

Our motor-mounted variable frequency drives for mechanical engineering

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Our robust classic. Available in four sizes up to 22 kW and also protected against water jets thanks to the IP 65 protection class. Supports motors up to IE4.

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Our motor-mounted Performance flagship with multi-pump operation and IP 65 protection class. Available in four sizes and designed for all motor types.

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Our modular variable frequency drive with the option of integrating your own application boards and electronics. Available in four sizes.

Do you have any questions about our KOSTAL variable frequency drives for mechanical engineering?

Then complete our contact form or give us a call. We will answer your questions and help you to implement the right solution in your company.

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KOSTAL Industrie Elektrik GmbH & Co. KG / Business Unit Drives
Lange Eck 11
58099 Hagen, Germany

Telephone: +49 2331 8040 - 468
E-mail: sales-industrial@kostal.com

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