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KB Electronics, Inc. introduces the newest members of its KBAC Hybrid Drive™ family.

KB Electronics, Inc. Manufacturer of Variable Speed AC and DC Motor Controls

 

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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Pack Expo International 2016

KB Electronics, Inc. Manufacturer of AC Drives, DC Drives & Variable Speed Controls

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KB Electronics, Inc. will be exhibiting at the Pack Expo International 2016 show in Chicago, IL. Please stop by and visit our booth.  

McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago, IL.

Show Hours:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday thru Tuesday.

9:00 am - 3:00 pm Wednesday

Booth: North Hall N-4623

2016 Pack Expo Chicago
KBVF Hybrid Drive For a Chiropractic Table

KB Electronics, Inc. Manufacturer of AC Drives, DC Drives & Variable Speed Controls

Hybrid Drive for a Chiropractic Table

Customer: Chiropractic Table Manufacturer

Location: USA

Application: Chiropractic Table

Drive: KBVF-13 Hybrid Drive

Ratings: 115 Vac input, 230 VAC, 3 phase output to motor. (up to 2.4 Amps)

Horsepower: ½ HP

Enclosure: None

Drive Review: The industry standard for consumer products

Chiropractic care is a form of alternative medicine concerned with mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.  This particular manufacturer wanted a table that would let the caregiver raise and lower the leg of a patient to exercise it after an injury.  Typically the injury was severe enough that the patient could not move their leg without aid.

At the beginning and the end of the session, the design engineer wanted the leg support to stop at a horizonal position so the patient could easily get on and off the table.  They also wanted the ability to disable this feature if the caregiver wanted to stop the leg at a particular non-horizontal position.  This manufacturer also wanted a timing function, and the ability to control the speed of this treatment based on the size and comfort of the patient.

KBVF Hrid Drive

To facilitate this, KB offered the KBVF-13 Hybrid Drive.  It let the manufacturer use a rugged, efficient 3 phase, 230 Vac induction motor and they power it with a normal 115 Vac plug.  This eliminated the need to hire an electrician to provide a special outlet.

This microprocessor based control became the heart of the system. 

KB allowed for speed control with a simple potentiometer. The manufacturer used a reed switch to provide an input to indicate the horizontal position.  Another input was used to enable or disable the home position feature.  A final input was used to select duration of the treatment.

The KB design team modified the standard software to provide a pre-programmed “Out of the Box” solution that was easily imbedded into their design.

Their table enclosure provided finger safety to eliminate unnecessary costs.  They asked, KB listened and brought a unique design to life. 

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KBVF Hybrid Drive is the solution to provide

variable speed control with unique features

commonly required to differentiate consumer products. 

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The KBVF Hybrid Drive has:

  • Reversing ability
  • Obstruction sensing
  • Soft start and soft stop features
  • Out of the box solution! 

Producing a reliable product tailored to the patients comfort.

 

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KBVF Hybrid Drive from KB Electronics

The industry standard for consumer products everywhere!

And since they are inside the machine,

you’d probably never know

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The KBVF drive has the ability to operate a 230 VAC motor from either 115 or 230 VAC single phase supplies, and can also be ordered to operate on GFCI circuits. 

The economical design lets the customer imbed our product into their system and adapt it uniquely to a particular environment.

 

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The KBVF Hybrid Drive offers all the technology

of a digital drive

with the simplicity of an analog drive –

The Best of Both Worlds!

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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.

 

More Information:

To find out more about how KB Electronics range of AC Hybrid Drives and other drives that may assist in your application, please visit www.kbelectronics.com

 

Hybrid Drives

KBAC Hybrid Drive For a Knife Grinder - Case Study

KB Electronics, Inc. Manufacturer of AC Drives, DC Drives & Variable Speed Controls

 

KBAC Hybrid Drive for a Knife Grinder

Customer: Knife Maker

Location: USA

Application: Knife Grinder

Drive: KBAC Hybrid Drive

Ratings: 230 VAC motor from either 115 or 230 VAC single phase

Horsepower: 2 or 3

Enclosure: NEMA 4X

Drive Review: Industry Standard for Knife Grinders

 

Knife making is the process of manufacturing a knife by a combination of processes.  Professional knife makers shape pieces of steel into blades as part of the knife making process.  They typically use a large industrial belt sander or grinder, made specifically for knife making. The belt sander or grinder is used to remove the excess metal from the blade and then hone it into the shape they need.  The knife making machine needs to run quickly when the knife maker is first starting on the blade, so they can remove the maximum amount of material.  It then needs to run more slowly when putting on a fine finish.  In addition to variable speed, the machine needs to provide controlled starting and fast stopping of the belt or grinder wheels.

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KBAC Hybrid Drive is the solution to provide variable speed control of 2 HP or 3 HP motors commonly used on knife grinders.
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The KBAC Hybrid Drive has:

  • Controlled acceleration
  • Fast deceleration of the high inertia load
  • Smooth slow speed operation

Producing a reliable finishing of high quality knives

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KBAC Hybrid Drive from KB Electronics

Is the industry standard for knife grinders everywhere!

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The KBAC Hybrid Drive drive has the ability to operate a 230 VAC motor from either 115 or 230 VAC single phase supplies, and can also be ordered to operate on GFCI circuits. 

 

The NEMA 4X dust tight enclosure keeps out the metal dust and shavings created during the knife grinding operations. 

 

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The KBAC Hybrid Drive offers all the technology of a digital drive with the simplicity of use of an analog drive –

The Best of Both Worlds!

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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.

More Information:

To find out more about how KB Electronics range of AC Hybrid Drives and other drives that may assist in your application, please visit www.kbelectronics.com

 

Complete Line of Hybrid AC Drives

Toronto 2016 EASA Convention

KB Electronics, Inc. Manufacturer of AC Drives, DC Drives & Variable Speed Controls

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KB Electronics, Inc. will be exhibiting at the Toronto 2016 EASA Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Center

June 12 - 14, 2016 Booth 409

http://www.easa.com/convention/schedule


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