GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to Motor Controllers. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What are some of the applications you have used motor controllers for?
19 answers
Answers:
Industrial Automation - Die Bonder, Wire Bonder, CNC, Robot Arm, Fabric Cutting Machine, Dispensing Machine, Material Handling Machine
~KF Lam, Research & Development, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
HVAC - control of fans to supply air pressure regimes in pharma environment Pharmaceutical machines to drive conveyors
~Engineering, Process/Production, Durham, United Kingdom
1. Wire drawing 2.Ball mills 3.Pulverize 4.ID fan 5.Kiln application 6.Extruders Wire spooling etc
~Gavarayya U, Facilities Manager, Hyderabad, India
Laser telescope driver Control of gimbal motors for targeting head
~Engineering, Design, Edinburgh, Scotland
Industrial drive for test equipment. Design for OEM use.
~Daryl Sitar, Engineer, Sterling Heights, MI
Electric car Controller, Electric motor bike controllers.
~Sultan uddin Ahmed, Scientist, Karachi, Pakistan
Several kinds of machinery, conveyors, fan, etc.
~Engineering, Other, Mexico, Mexico
Planning to use one for El. tiller application
~Engineering, Design, Southampton, PA
For speed control using triacs applications
~Marco T, Project Manager, Juarez, Mx
Modify old machine more efficiency.
~Sayan. K.snp., Design Engineer, Samutsakhon, Thailand
Drives for rollers andmachines
~Walterboro, SC
Chillers , Winches and Cranes
~Roy H, Builder/Contractor, Silver Spring, MD
D.C control for a small car.
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Pocahontas, IL
Driving traction motors
~Manufacturing, Melbourne, Australia
LSV's, NEV's, Golf Cars
~Andrew J, Senior Leadership, Augusta, GA
Mashine for make bag.
~Roman Bogdan, Engineer, Lvov, Ukreine
Textile machines
~Engineering, Design, Frick, Switzerland
CNC machines
~Engineering, Process/Production, Kaunas, Lithuania
In bicycles
~José Gomes Camilo, Technical Support, Queluz Sintra, Portugal

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Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that motor controllers have been used for.
7 answers
Answers:
I am building an electric car motor controller.
~Sultan uddin Ahmed, Scientist, Karachi, Pakistan
OEM complete drive, motor, and application
~Daryl Sitar, Engineer, Sterling Heights, MI
I have not used any in a non-std
~Andrew J, Senior Leadership, Augusta, GA
Agriculture,off road vehicles
~Manufacturing, Melbourne, Australia
1.Winding without feedback.
~Gavarayya U, Facilities Manager, Hyderabad, India
The 4hp,8hp and 10hp motor
~Msabah Moh'd, Electrical engineer, Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Air screv compressor .
~Roman Bogdan, Engineer, Lvov, Ukreine

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Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of motor controllers?
4 answers
Answers:
1. It is the basic rule. But once again I want to remind to use proper torque to tighten the connections. When you and your technicians are connecting new controller always verify the INPUT and OUTPUT connections twice.
~Gavarayya U, Facilities Manager, Hyderabad, India
One motor is burned for incorrect selection of the motor controller which makes the winding to loose the insulation and burnout.
~Msabah Moh'd, Electrical engineer, Dar es salaam, Tanzania
Yes, low performance and dissatisfied customers.
~Andrew J, Senior Leadership, Augusta, GA
Controllers damage.
~Sayan. K.snp., Design Engineer, Samutsakhon, Thailand

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