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Web tool helps beginners to choose drive systems

20 December, 2012
It was a tough Christmas for Spanish shopkeepers, such as this woman in Barcelona shown waiting for customers at her nativity shop last month.
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A new Web-based tool from Lenze makes it easy for beginners to enter the world of drive technology without a long learning curve. All that they need to do is to specify the type of movement required (for example, lifting, turning or conveying), along with information such as the required speed and the mass to be moved, and the freely downloadable software calculates possible inverter and geared motor combinations using different types of drive (such as servodrives or decentralised drives).

The software, called Easy Explorer (above), selects the most suitable options, factoring in a sufficient reserve level to ensure that the task will be implemented safely. It also provides CAD and ePlan data.

Lenze says that the software provides users with an overview of potential drive systems without them having to look through catalogues or technical documentation.

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