If the AC line voltage falls below specifications the drive cannot maintain the rated torque or power requirements. To prevent damage to the motor, the drive will shut down. When the voltage returns to a safe limit, the drive, depending on presets and programming, will automatically restart or may require a manual restart.
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We are pleased to announce the availability of training at our Coral Springs factory. Training includes Penta Power and KB Genesis products. Training sessions are held in our on-site classroom. This classroom is equipped with lab benches and offers “hands on” learning of models of our speed controls, complete with metering and motors. Each class can accommodate up to eight students.
The two day class includes the basics of AC & DC motor speed controls. The course covers all our models, VFD, SCR, PWM and Battery. An agenda for the class can be found on the following page. Tours of the KB Factory and Engineering Department are also included.
This training is designed for outside and inside distributor sales personnel. The students will learn how to specify and sell all of our products. Extensive discussion of typical applications will be included. Course materials given to students will include distributor binders.
Spring Training Dates:
March 21 & 22, 2013 Thursday 8:30AM to Friday 3:00PM
April 18 & 19, 2013 Thursday 8:30AM to Friday 3:00PM
May 16 & 17, 2013 Thursday 8:30AM to Friday 3:00PM
KB Electronics, Inc. introduces a new Hybrid Drive™ model KBWA, an AC digital drive with analog interface
KB Electronics, Inc. of Coral Springs, FL, a manufacturer of AC drives and DC drives from fractional through 5 horsepower, introduces a new Hybrid Drive™ to their current product line. KB is the first manufacturer of variable frequency drives to apply the term Hybrid Drive to a segment of their AC drive line. A hybrid, by definition, 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 in lieu of complicated programming.
The new KBWA Series drives operate on either 115 or 230 VAC. The KBWA-23D is housed in a vented NEMA 1 / IP 20 enclosure and is rated through ½ HP. Model KBWA-22D is housed in a non-vented NEMA 1 / IP 50 enclosure and is rated through ¼ HP.
“We are pleased to continually deliver quality AC drives to our customers." reports Alan Bueller, vice president sales, KB. “This new KBWA drive is a great addition to our growing AC drive product line. We plan to expand our current offering of AC and DC drives, as the market demands.”
The proprietary current limit software provides overload protection, prevents motor burnout and eliminates nuisance tripping. It is UL approved as an electronic overload protector for motors. The KBWA drive offers energy savings, using only the power the application requires. Replacing constant speed with variable speed will significantly reduce energy costs. GFCI software, with factory programming, allows the equipment to operate with Ground Fault Circuit Interruption circuit breakers or outlets.
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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 5 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.
What is the difference between a KB Drive with a NEMA 1 enclosure and a NEMA 4X enclosure?
NEMA enclosures, in general, are designed to prevent electrical shock by protecting the user from incidental contact with the components contained within.
KB’s NEMA 1 drives provide a degree of protection against falling dirt. They are equipped with knockouts for standard electrical fittings.
KB’s NEMA 4X drives are constructed with a rugged die-cast aluminum enclosure with a hinged cover. They offer watertight integrity, which makes them ideal for harsh washdown indoor or outdoor applications. They are equipped for use with liquidtight electrical fittings.
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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
Outside Florida Call Toll Free 800.221.6570