4 Industrial Applications For Hitachi WJ200 Series AC Drives

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The Hitachi WJ200 Series AC Drive is an alternating current drive that helps control power flows for many different kinds of machines in a number of applications. Because it is both programmable and manually controllable, you can choose how to make this device work for you. In an industrial setting, it becomes a really vital component in daily operations. In fact, you may want to order more than one drive to help you fully automate most of the plant! Just to show off what this drive can do, check out the following industrial applications.

1. Speed Control and Variability for Conveyor Belts

A lot of conveyor belts run on three speeds; fast, medium, and slow. What if you could automatically vary the speed of the conveyor belts in your plant, never touch the controls, AND create other speeds in between the standard three speeds? You can choose levels of conveyor speed for different times of the day, and for different products produced on each conveyor system or each step along the way in a product construction process.

2. Overhead Lift Systems

Overhead traveling hoist systems lift really heavy products off of the conveyor. They protect the physical well-being of those in the plant by doing all of the heavy lifting and none of the really dangerous lowering and positioning. With an AC drive built in, the traveling hoists can be made to be extra careful and gentle with lifting and lowering items like car engines and gas tanks. Nice and easy does it, now!

3. Compressed Air Systems

So many machines in an industrial plant rely on compressed air to work. The compressed air helps apply additional pressure during assembly, and aids torque hammers and wrenches with the work these tools are supposed to do. Compresses air systems also inflate, which requires a lot of control so that the items being inflated do not overinflate. An AC drive is programmed to control the exact amount of compressed air released and used with each tool and machine connected to the compressed air systems.

4. Vacuum Tubes

Vacuum tubes move liquids from one part of the plant to another. Timing is everything where this application is concerned. Just the right amount of electrical power creates the perfect amount of vacuum space, which in turn moves the liquids through these tubes into the part of your plant that needs the liquids. Connect the AC drive to the vacuum tubes' control box, and you can just let the drive programming take over.


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