Go Green with Hitachi Regenerative Converter Units

Product Announcement from Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components and Equipment Division

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Hitachi America's RCU Series Regenerative Converter Unit is an affordable "green" alternative to traditional dynamic braking (DB) systems. Instead of wasting regenerative energy as heat, the RCU reclaims that energy, converting it into 3-phase alternating current (AC) power.

Common applications include: elevators, hoists, machine tools, web machinery, punch presses, centrifuges, fans, and flywheels. It is also ideal for use in renewable energy systems such as solar/photovoltaic, wind turbine, and fuel cell.


  • Easy installation and operation - 5 wire connection
  • Low harmonics - integrated LC filtering
  • Over 95% efficiency
  • Units can be parallel-connected for higher capacity
  • Auto restart after power loss


  • Electric power savings - returns regenerated power to the line instead of wasting it as heat in dynamic braking resistors and reduces heat load for air conditioning
  • Fast pay-back
  • "Green" solution

Contact Hitachi America today for pricing and availability.

Hitachi America, Ltd., headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, electronic contract manufacturing services, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us.

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division supplies a broad range of Industrial Infrastructure products and services. The division markets sophisticated electrical and electronic industrial equipment and components for application in pharmaceutical plants, food & beverage processing, steel making, mass transit systems, chemical plants, and other manufacturing facilities.

Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen ($102.0 billion). The company offers a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems, consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at www.hitachi.com.