Customer: Misting Systems Manufacturer
Application: Misting Pumps
Drive: KBAC Hybrid Drive
Ratings: 230 VAC motor from either 115 or 230 VAC single phase
Horsepower: 1 or 2 HP
Enclosure: NEMA 4X
Drive Review: Industry Standard for Mist Pumps
Misting Systems Pumps are used for a variety of applications; from keeping customers cool on a restaurant patio during hot summer months to maintaining the environment for livestock on a farm.
The manufacturer for this case study wanted the ability to automate the process for different misting systems and eliminate the need for user action.
Misting systems typically have multiple zones, capable of being turned on and off individually. The misting pump speed must be varied to maintain constant pressure regardless of how many zones are operating.
This was achieved by using a transducer to monitor the pressure in the misting system. The KBAC Drive regulates the pressure with a custom closed loop control regardless of any changes.
The KBAC Hybrid Drive from KB Electronics
Is the industry standard for misting pumps.
In addition, the customer benefited from using KB's auxiliary power supply for the transducer saving them the cost of sourcing a separate power supply.
The manufacturer also wanted special timing, safety, and diagnostic features to enhance their product further and the tools to quickly get their end users setup and running in a timely fashion.
KB achieved all of this with custom software which was built into the drive.
In conclusion, the manufacturer came to KB with a problem, KB listened and delivered a valuable solution, which brought a new design to life.
The KBAC Hybrid Drive offers all the technology of a digital
drive with the simplicity of use of an analog drive.
Founded in 1967, KB Electronics, Inc. produces, stocks and distributes (to more than 800 locations in 30 countries) over 200 models of off the shelf and customizable motor drive controls that are cost effective, easy to operate, and offer the exact control for each application.
To find out more about how KB Electronics range of Hybrid AC Drives and other drives that may assist in your application, please visit www.kbelectronics.com.
KB Electronics, Inc. located in Coral Springs, Florida is seeking a Senior Engineer (Software / Firmware) for our new product development program.
Credentials should include a BSEE and 8+ years of experience.
Please email your resume here for consideration.
Customer: Pitching Machine Manufacturer
Application: Ball Pitching Machine
Drive: KBMG DC Drive
Ratings: Single phase 115 VAC line
Horsepower: up to 2 HP
Drive Review: Industry Standard for Pitching Machines
In baseball or softball, pitching machines are often used in practice to deliver a pitch to a batter. Similar machines deliver tennis, soccer or volleyballs to a player to aid them in practicing. The ball is usually propelled by one spinning wheel or several wheels combined. Some machines use up to three wheels to deliver different styles of pitches, such as curve balls, sinkers or sliders.
The driving wheels need to be variable speed to deliver high-speed pitches to Major League hitters, or slower speed pitches to Little League hitters or softball players. Although the wheels typically have a high inertia, they need to change speed quickly to minimize the amount of time a hitter has to wait between pitches.
KB's solution was the compact mini-regen drive called the KBMG series of DC Drives. The KBMG can provide variable speed to DC motors up to 2 HP, while being powered from a single-phase 115 VAC line. This allows the machine to be used on a diamond or court where only normal household power is available.
The regenerative feature allows the wheels to change speed quickly in spite of their inertia. The rapid response of the KBMG brings the wheel back to speed quickly after each pitch.
The KBMG series motor drives also have a fast acting current limit circuit to prevent motor overload from the momentary high torque requirement during a pitch.
KBMG is the solution to provide
variable speed control for motors up to 2 HP
commonly used within pitching machines.
The KBMG Drive has the following features:
The KBMG Drive produces a reliable quick response experience for the user.
KBMG Drive from KB Electronics
Is the industry standard for Pitching Machines everywhere!
Founded in 1967, KB Electronics, Inc. prides itself in producing, stocking and distributing (to a network of over 800 locations in over 30 countries) over 200 models of off the shelf and customizable motor drive controls that are easy to operate, cost effective, and offer the exact control for the application.
KB Electronics, Inc. of Coral Springs, Florida, a manufacturer of AC and DC Drives, is proud to introduce the newest members of its popular line of Hybrid Drives: Models KBAC-217 (5 HP) and KBAC-416 (10 HP).
Hybrid Technology- By definition, a hybrid is the merging of two technologies. These drives combine the digital technology of the microprocessor with an easy to use analog interface. Simple trimpot adjustments and selectable jumpers are used instead of complicated programming. You will be up and running in less than 10 minutes.
Applications –These new inverter products meet a broad spectrum of customer requirements. Conveyor systems, food and beverage systems, industrial fans and pumps will utilize the KBAC technology. The simple and robust design can be specified in retail, factory floor or harsh outdoor environments.
Safe and Secure- Built with all environmental concerns and the latest product safety in mind, these NEMA 4X / IP65 drives are housed in our newly designed heavy-duty die-cast aluminum package “C” enclosures. In addition, S-suffix models (e.g. KBAC-217S) contain a state of the art mechanical interlock on/off switch equipped with a safety lockout feature that can be used with a padlock, which prevents the drive from being turned on while the related equipment is being serviced.
An AC Line filter, which is available for all models, provides Class “A” RFI (EMI) suppression and complies with CE Council Directive 89/336/EEC Industrial Standard. Add suffix “F” to any drive model.
“We are pleased to expand our product line of motor controls up to 10 HP” says Thomas Dalton, VP GM, KB Electronics, Inc. “This new model series of KBAC drives, in addition to a full line of accessories, will meet demanding customer requirements and be a great addition to our product line.”
About KB Electronics, Inc. - Since 1967, KB Electronics, Inc. has dedicated itself to manufacturing the best AC drives and DC drives. KB designs and builds, in the United States, over 200 motor speed control models to serve the fractional to 10 horsepower market. KB’s distribution includes over 800 distributor locations in over 30 countries. The Company prides itself in being able to provide customization to any of their motor drive products, thereby allowing their customers to purchase a product specific to their application. For more information on KB Electronics, Inc. visit our website at www.kbelectronics.com.
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KB Electronics, Inc.
A Complete Line of AC & DC Drives, Automation Controls & Fan Speed Controls
12095 NW 39th Street Coral Springs, FL USA 33065 Tel: (+1) 954.346.4900 Fax: (+1) 954.346.3377
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