05/06/2012 - 04:00 am

Hitachi Launches New Line of Inverter-Duty Motor Products

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components & Equipment Division, Tarrytown, NY, has launched its new inverter-duty motor product line, comprising the BlackMax, BlueMax, and microMax motor series, with in-stock ratings from 1/8 to 350 hp.

The “Max” series of inverter/vector-duty motors meets NEMA MG1-2003, Part 31 standards. These general-purpose three-phase motors are designed to provide a generous speed range while operating from variable-frequency PWM power.

Standard models are normally available from stock. Build-ups with popular options are also available by quotation on a non-stock basis.

Black Max TENV motors are ideal for any high performance application that uses closed- or open-loop vector controls or Volts/Hertz drives suitable for countless machinery applications where full torque at zero speed is required. The low-inertia design responds quickly to acceleration and deceleration commands, as well as to changes in direction. Uses include crane & hoist systems, accumulators, machine tools, conveyors, palletizers, packaging equipment, extruders, converting equipment, and many other motion-control applications.

microMAX motors are designed as replacement motor technology for PMDC systems, multi-speed motors, single-phase, and as a variable-speed upgrade from standard fixed-speed motors. Uses include machine tools, conveyors, paint sprayers, metering pumps, indexing machines, packaging equipment, food and beverage machinery, printing equipment, floor machines, and treadmills.

Blue Max motors are used in variable-frequency drive applications requiring full rated torque at zero speed using closed- or open-loop (sensorless) vector controls, or up to a 20:1 constant torque range, using Volts/Hertz drives. The cast iron construction makes this motor an ideal choice for process lines, chemical plants, paper mills, or any other environment requiring cast iron or "severe duty" construction.


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