Highly efficient systems can be set up using intermediate energy storage and energy recovery, for example: the compact power feed KES transfers regenerative energy back to the grid by means of sinus commutation. “This reduces electricity costs and the user is less dependent on the local power supply voltage thanks to the adjustable DC bus,” explains Marc Scheer, Head of Inside Sales. What is more, modularized mechanical engineering uses decentralized drives that do their job directly at the point of action.
Power-intensive processes usually require the installation of a central automation solution with a switch cabinet. “If users combine both approaches, they can enjoy the benefits of each. This works particularly easily if the components are at home in both worlds – as is the case with our KHY hybrid distributor,” says Scheer. The latter simplifies the combination of different signals and supply voltages from the central drive. As such, it serves as an intelligent interface to the decentralized drive world, such as and the compact and energy-efficient drive systems of the ihX series.