Drives and Controls Magazine
Mechatronic drive targets materials applications
Published:  08 May, 2017

New from Lenze is a compact mechatronic drive that combines a motor with control electronics and software, and a gearbox that is integrated into the motor housing. The g350 drive is aimed, in particular, at materials-handling applications, where is it said to deliver high efficiencies.

The drive is available in three sizes, with torque ratings of 25, 50 and 75 Nm, with brakes as an option. For the same torque, speeds from 42–216 rpm can be selected freely at the gearbox output – thus simplifying the design.

The motor speed can be adjusted via an app running on a smartphone linked to the drive via a wireless NFC connection. Built-in ramp functions and brake control options ensure that conveyed goods are transported smoothly. Accessories allow the drive to be fitted with an additional torque support or a solid shaft.

Lenze’s all-in-one drive promises efficiency in materials-handling applications