Manufacturing AUTOMATION

Design program for drives

January 4, 2013
By Alison Dunn

Lenze Americas introduces the EASY Explorer design program for fast selection of drive components early in the design phase of a new machine. The free web-based EASY Explorer tool analyzes basic user-entered data and automatically determines optimal inverter and geared motor combinations for user consideration. An entry ramp tool for early and effective planning, the EASY Explorer guides users through intuitive data entry screens, where they specify the desired movement type (i.e., conveying, lifting, rotating) and other basic information, such as desired speed and mass to be moved.  The tool calculates inverter-geared motor specifications and uses intelligent search algorithms to generate up to four alternative solutions from the Lenze product portfolio. The EASY Explorer will generate options for a range of common drive applications, including direct, decentralized, controlled and dynamic drives.

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