Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. (TAEC, Irvine, CA) introduced a motor driver IC, the TB62209F, that uses a new BiCD process, integrating bi-polar, CMOS and double-diffused MOS devices on a single chip. Toshiba claims that the new process and built-in field effect transistor (FET) output enables its new IC to achieve a low power consumption […]
International Rectifier Corp. (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the establishment of a new software design center, the International Rectifier Electronic Motion Systems (IR EMS) Canada, located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The new facility expands IR's power management systems capabilities into the software arena of electronic motion controls. This expansion is part of a strategic initiative […]
Emerson Motors (St. Louis, MO) has been selected by Ecostar Electric Powertrain and Power Conversion Systems (Dearborn, MI) to assist in the development of electric traction motors for fuel cell-powered electric vehicles. Emerson Motors has partnered with Ecostar to develop the primary drive unit, which consists of a traction inverter module and a motor/transaxle. The […]
Industrial Devices Corp. (IDC, Petaluma, CA) announced that their thrust-tube tubular linear motors have passed the class 1 clean-room compliance tests carried out by the Fraunhofer Institute (Germany). In accordance with US Federal Standard 209E, the modules have transfer speeds of up to 0.1m/s, or 250 inches per minute. The drive systems are suitable for […]
Dynex Power Inc. (Canada) introduced a new family of high-voltage, fast-recover diode (FRD) modules for use in applications including industrial motor drives, power generation, traction and induction heating. The company is also launching a new IGBT module package for traction and motor drives. The new IGBT module package is suitable for applications requiring up to […]
Whedco (Ann Arbor, MI), a subsidiary of GE Fanuc Automation, introduced the Power Cube stepping-motor drive. Measuring 12.5 cubic inches, the Power Cube has a 250W drive in a potted enclosure that mounts on machines in industrial environments. Quick-disconnect terminals and an optional, industry-standard, din rail-mounting plate. The 4A drive operates with input voltages from […]
UQM Technologies (Golden, CO) announced the appointment of Gary L. Forbes as general manager of its power products unit. Forbes has more than 35 years of experience in positions for Hamilton-Sundstrand Corp. He is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and a former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce for the Republic […]
Toshiba Electronics Europe (Germany) has expanded its Compact Standard Series of IGBT modules. The company has added three new 250V devices aimed at high-power switching and motor-control applications in forklift trucks, light electric vehicles and other designs where space is restricted. Manufactured using silicon N-channel IGBT technology, the three modules offer current ratings of 150A, […]
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) recently announced the debut of its new PowerCassette multi-output switching power supply that employs a cellular, rather...
GE Fanuc (Luxembourg) has added what it claims to be the largest synchronous servo motor with rare-earth magnets to its GE Fanuc Series of ac servo motors. With a rated output of 100kW and a maximum output of 200kW, the newly-announced GE Fanuc 1000 ac servo motor is claimed to be the largest such unit […]
Oriental Motor USA Corp. (Torrance, CA) announced the new AXH Series of 30W (2.36" sq.) and 50W (3.15" sq.) mini-brushless dc motor...
SL Industries (Mt. Laurel, NJ) announced that net income for the year ended December 31, 2000 was $1,7000,000, or $0.30 per diluted share, meeting the company's previously announced expectations. Net income included a gain of $875,000, or $0.15 per diluted share, from the settlement of a class action suit with one of the company's life […]
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas, TX) reports that revenue for the first quarter of 2001 will be lower than previously expected due to the economic slowdown. The company stated that first-quarter revenue will decline about 20 percent compared to the fourth quarter, instead of its previous estimate of about 10 percent. Due to the additional drop […]
Delta Computer Systems Inc.'s (Vancouver,WA) CEO Steven L. Nylund announced that Timothy C. Gessner, a software development engineer, has joined the company. "Tim brings more than eleven years practical software engineering along with management experience that included policy and procedure manual-writing to ensure contractual compliance, total quality management team creation and departmental supervisory skills," commented […]
Baldor (UK) has launched the Model 17 Commercial-Duty Motor Line, a new range of motors that are engineered for applications requiring low to medium starting torques. The new range is suitable for such applications as fans, blowers, stirrers/agitators, conveyors, compressors and pumps. The Model 17 range extends from 120W to 750W, through standard 48 to […]