SPS in Nuremberg: Energy efficiency comes up trumps

Successful SPS in Nuremberg for AMKmotion. The experts for electric drive systems presented their entire portfolio of solutions and expertise. With its focus on energy efficiency, AMKmotion was perfectly in line with current needs.

“Our stand was always packed,” says AMKmotion Product Manager Volker Schwarzkopf. The modern exhibition booth with its eye-catching exhibits and focus on energy efficiency attracted a diverse mix of old acquaintances, new customers and interested visitors. “We had lots of great discussions and planned some exciting future projects with our customers,” says Alexander Hipp, Director Sales & Customer Solution Centre. “Visitors were particularly interested in our hybrid drive technology and the benefits they can gain from energy-efficient solutions.”

The best of both worlds

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.

Partnership with SDT

Drive technology specialist SDT from Sweden was among those impressed by the possibilities offered by AMKmotion’s solutions. The two companies signed a contract at SPS: in future SDT will act as a trading partner, distributing the entire AMKmotion portfolio in Scandinavia while also using it as a system integrator in its own applications. “We’re very proud to have been able to gain such a strong partner in Scandinavia, and we look forward to a successful collaboration with SDT,” says Hipp.

The next opportunity to get a first-hand look at AMKmotion’s solutions will be on 5 and 6 March in Hall B1, Stand 530 of the trade fair all about automation in Friedrichshafen.

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