Yaskawa Electric America (YEA) is changing the way in which it manufactures its drives. The company is beginning with a new assembly process for the V1000-series ac micro drives. Production equipment being installed this fall will contain more automation, including MOTOMAN robotics. The drives will be manufactured by robotics cell production, a process capable of producing three million units per year. That’s more than a 50% increase compared to traditional methods. Additionally, they meet the regional needs of Europe, North America, and Asia.
They are ROHS compliant and have an EN954-1 Safety Category 3 safety input to disconnect the motor immediately at the first sign of trouble. They feature Vector Control, PM motor control, and a small size. The drives’engineers applied for over 100 patents before finalizing this configuration.
The drives control 1/8 to 25 hp motors and come with maintenance monitors, on-line tuning, and application presets. Because of a compact inverter, they stack side-by-side if necessary. They have a platform design for easy custom hardware and software options; and easy installation, start-up, maintenance, and replacement.
What’s more, they save energy, especially when used for HVAC air handling duties, and they operate with near-servo precision, ensuring all motion controls are running efficiently.
Yaskawa Electric America Inc.