openPR Logo
Press release

Dunkermotor Introduces CANopen, Profibus, Modbus Enabled Solar Tracker Motors

09-14-2011 09:38 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

Press release from: Dunkermotoren USA Inc.

Dunkermotor Introduces CANopen, Profibus, Modbus Enabled

Embedded intelligence reduces bus traffic and can take over mission critical motion control functions when network is down.

Elgin, IL - September 13, 2011 -- Based on 20 years experience in solar industry motion control with over 150,000 units in the field, Dunkermotor's new line of brushless dc Solar Tracker Motors (STM) with integral fieldbus-enabled motion controllers are optimized to reduce development time, lower installation costs and provide lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in a variety of solar tracking applications. Electric energy production can be increased by 30-35% more with solar tracking compared to fixed photovoltaic panel systems.

The new Dunkermotor STM line is designed to enable the control of up to 127 motors over a 5000 meter (16,400 feet) bus length utilizing the motors’ integral CANopen interface with a single economic, off-the-shelf PLC having a solar tracking function block. The STM integral control brushless motors can also be used with industrial PCs as well as Profibus and Modbus networks. The embedded intelligence of the STM motors’ integral controls, which are designed with up to 650,000 hour MTTF, dramatically reduces bus traffic by running complex routines on board, such as homing and closing the position loop with an attached absolute encoder or inclinometer. In addition, the motors’ embedded intelligence can also take over mission critical functions, like returning to a safe position, when the network is down.

The low voltage brushless dc STM motors are available in three millimeter frame sizes (45, 65, 75) with powers up to 530W (0.7 hp) and can be easily integrated with existing design slew drives, pan and tilt mechanisms and linear actuators used in the solar industry. Where additional gear reduction is required, the STM motors can be mated to Dunkermotor’s own modular planetary or worm reducers offering up to 678 Nm (6000 in-lb) peak torques.

The standard STM motors are designed to be maintenance free for life. They are rated for IP65 environmental protection, employ special venting devices to prevent condensation, as well as proprietary lubrication techniques for the low speed, high torque and wide temperature ranges found in solar applications. The STM’s integral control also features speed and torque regulation capability to prevent mechanical damage.

"Dunkermotor customers have found that we add significant value to their solar tracker projects not only because of our extensive global experience in photovoltaic applications, but also in every element of concentrating solar power: from parabolic trough and power tower to Fresnel and Stirling dish," said Wilfrid Vinson, president of Dunkermotor. "This new generation of STM products with fieldbus connectivity, scalability and diagnostic capability is an excellent example of how Dunkermotor employs its experience in the solar field to bring forth new innovations that will help customers deploy their projects quickly with proven solutions that offer lowest total cost of ownership. Much of this expertise and many of these advantages are easily employed in factory automation and special machinery applications as well."

About Dunkermotor:

Headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, Dunkermotor is the North American sales, technical support and logistics subsidiary of Dunkermotoren GmbH, for 60 years the world market leader in customized, configurable sole-source fractional horsepower motion control solutions composed of BLDC, PMDC and AC electric motors, gearmotors, controls, encoders and brakes, as well as linear motion solutions. With headquarters in Bonndorf, Germany in the Black Forest and production and/or logistics facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S., Dunkermotoren employs 1000 globally and produced over 3 million motors in 20 10 for the solar tracking, semiconductor, medical, factory and commercial automation and packaging industries.

Media Contact:
John Morehead
Dunkermotor USA
2511 Technology Drive, Suite 105
Elgin, IL 60124
224-293-1300
john.morehead@dunkermotoren.com
http://www.dunkermotor.com

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Copy
Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Dunkermotor Introduces CANopen, Profibus, Modbus Enabled Solar Tracker Motors here

News-ID: 191742 • Views: 1376

More Releases from Dunkermotoren USA Inc.

Cymatix Complements Portfolio with Dunkermotor Subfractional DC and BLDC motors
Value-added motion control distributor expands beyond Dunkermotor linear motors to serve industrial automation customers in California and Northern Nevada. Elgin, IL, April 24, 2012 - Cymatix, Inc., a distributor dedicated to the motion control industrial market since its inception in 1983, has complemented its existing product offering through a new channel partner agreement covering not only the Dunkermotor linear motor line, but also its subfractional horsepower brushed and brushless DC motors
Dunkermotor Intelligent Servo Motor Size Reduced 25%, While Retaining Full Power
Dunkermotor reduces size of its 45mm iBLDC™ (Intelligent Brushless) motors with integral 4-quadrant speed controls by 25%, while maintaining power, torque and efficiency. Elgin, IL, April 16, 2012 - Responding to customer requirements for smaller size, higher power density intelligent servo motors, Dunkermotor has been able to shorten its iBLDC™ (Intelligent Brushless DC) motors with integral 4-quadrant speed controls in the 45mm frame size by 25%, while maintaining the same power
iAutomation Becomes Latest Dunkermotor Channel Partner
Engineering-focused automation solutions provider adds Dunkermotor intelligent servo motors, brushed DC motors and gearmotors, as well as linear motors, to its motion control portfolio. Elgin, IL, March 20, 2012 - East Coast automation solutions provider iAutomation has expanded its product portfolio through a new channel partner agreement covering Dunkermotor's fractional horsepower brushed and brushless DC motors and intelligent servo motors, as well as its Thrust Tube linear motors. Headquartered in Beverly,
Motor Systems Inc. Expands Its Motion Control Offering Through New Distribution …
High tech provider for automation and motion control adds German engineered intelligent servo motor systems after years of success selling companion linear motors and actuators. Elgin, IL, March 08, 2012 - Motor Systems Inc., an Ohio headquartered high tech distributor of factory automation and motion control products has significantly expanded its electric motor offering by signing a new channel partner agreement covering not only Dunkermotor's Thrust Tube linear motors, but also

All 5 Releases


More Releases for Dunkermotor

Shepherd Controls becomes latest Dunkermotor Motion control channel partner
Established industrial automation distributor augments Dunkermotor linear motors with complete line of intelligent servo motors, brushed DC motors and gearmotor solutions for southwestern U.S. machinery OEMs. Elgin, IL, May 03, 2012 - Texas-based automation and motion controls distributor, Shepherd Controls & Associates has expanded beyond the Dunkermotor linear motor line to become a full line authorized channel partner for the Dunkermotor fractional horsepower brushed and brushless DC motors and intelligent servo
iAutomation Becomes Latest Dunkermotor Channel Partner
Engineering-focused automation solutions provider adds Dunkermotor intelligent servo motors, brushed DC motors and gearmotors, as well as linear motors, to its motion control portfolio. Elgin, IL, March 20, 2012 - East Coast automation solutions provider iAutomation has expanded its product portfolio through a new channel partner agreement covering Dunkermotor's fractional horsepower brushed and brushless DC motors and intelligent servo motors, as well as its Thrust Tube linear motors. Headquartered in Beverly,
Clayton Controls inks New authorized distributor agreement with Dunkermotor
Complete portfolio of Dunkermotor linear motors as well as intelligent servo motor, brushed DC motor and gearmotor solutions now available through Clayton's Southern and Northern California locations. Elgin, IL, March 02, 2012 - California automation and motion controls distributor, Clayton Controls, Inc. has expanded its product portfolio by entering a distribution agreement covering not only the Dunkermotor linear motor line, but also its fractional horsepower brushed and brushless DC motors and
G&G Technical enters Distribution agreement with Dunkermotor
Addition of Dunkermotor intelligent servo motor, brushed DC motor and gearmotor solutions to complete South Eastern Pennsylvania distributor's motion control portfolio. Elgin, IL, February 22, 2012 - G&G Technical, Inc. of Paoli, Pennsylvania has entered into a new authorized distributor agreement with rotary and linear motor and motion control manufacturer, Dunkermotor. Previously a distributor of the Copley Motion Systems linear motors which were acquired by Dunkermotor's parent, G&G Technical now also
CMA/Flodyne/Hydradyne Grows Dunkermotor relationship to become Authorized Distri …
Successful working relationship with OEMs leads to signing of new authorized distributor agreement covering Dunkermotor's linear and rotary motion control solutions. Elgin, IL, February 17, 2012 - Intelligent servo motor manufacturer, Dunkermotor, announces that, after a successful multi-year relationship, CMA/Flodyne/Hydradyne (CMAFH) has become an authorized distributor for its complete line of brushed and brushless rotary and linear motion products. CMAFH is a full service industrial distributor serving machine builders and industrial
Olympus Controls Becomes a Dunkermotor Channel Partner
Full line of Dunkermotor linear and rotary motion control solutions now available from Olympus Controls' branches in Portland, San Francisco and Dallas areas. Elgin, IL, February 07, 2012 - Machinery automation brushless DC and intelligent servo motor manufacturer, Dunkermotor, today announced that Olympus Controls, headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon, has become an authorized distributor for its full line of linear and rotary motion products. With branches in the Portland, San Francisco Bay