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January 2024 Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Industrial automation group Inovance Technology Europe, in partnership with its distributor Motion Tronic, has announced the release of the MD800 – an AC multidrive designed to meet the demands of South African OEMs for increasingly flexible and scalable multidrive performance, with a smaller footprint. Motion Tronic is a leading South African distributor of industrial automation technology. The company was established in 2003 (the same year Inovance was founded), and is based in Durban.

MD800’s modular design enables up to eight drives to be supplied by a single rectifier on one rack, sharing energy through the common DC bus. The product offers comprehensive functionality, including individual STO on each drive, the ability to control PM and induction motors from a single software package, a +24 V DC control backup supply, and a full range of fieldbus and I/O expansion option cards. Meanwhile, the dual rating of each drive module permits heavy-duty 150% overload for demanding torque applications or normal duty 110% overload for fan and pump applications.

Additionally, MD800 is highly cost-effective, and also delivers significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Installation costs are slashed as a result of user-friendly pluggable, spring type connectors, and build times are faster due to reduced wiring and fewer external components. The product is also designed to operate in the harshest of industrial environments, with 3C3 and 3S2 conformal coating, an operating temperature range of -20 to 60°C, an operating altitude of up to 4000 metres, and a separate cooling channel for the heatsink.

Bradley Douglas, director at Motion Tronic, says, “It’s great to be working with Inovance and to be offering its advanced, innovative technology to the South African market. Inovance has implemented an extensive research and development strategy, as well as conducting extensive market research to ensure that the MD800 meets and exceeds the demands of all multidrive manufacturing machines. The MD800 is the most compact and flexible multidrive on the market today, while also being the most cost-effective AC multidrive available in South Africa. I look forward to working with our customers and demonstrating how the MD800 can improve efficiency and productivity in manufacturing.”

David Bedford Guaus, Inovance’s global strategic marketing manager for AC drives, based in Barcelona, adds: “We are thrilled to be working with Motion Tronic. Their strong experience in the industrial automation industry allows them to deliver an expert service to customers. That level of localised expertise, coupled with our advanced Inovance automation products, is an offer we think many South African OEMs will find very interesting.”

For more information contact Bradley Douglas, Motion Tronic, +27 83 641 1487, b.douglas@motiontronic.co.za, www.motiontronic.co.za


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