Emerson Industrial Automation

At SPS/ IPC Nuremberg, Emerson Industrial Automation exhibited Control Techniques’ drive products and solutions for industry alongside Leroy-Somer, a world leader in the manufacture of industrial motors and alternators.

Emerson companies believe in working closely together to find complete solutions for industry. To demonstrate this philosophy, Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer were showcasing various joint projects at their stand, such as the new DC Source test rig (DC Quelle) for the automotive industry.

The DC Quelle is a complete solution for testing all types of hybrid and electric vehicles. This advanced test rig both simulates the characteristics of the batteries and saves energy too, by using a common DC bus to re-circulate energy generated during test braking.

Another high-profile exhibit was the ‘mia’ electric car, which incorporates a Leroy-Somer motor. The mia, which went into production in the summer of 2011, has a high efficiency 10kW asynchronous squirrel-cage, air-cooled AC motor as its means of propulsion. Available in three configurations, the mia is revolutionary, equipped for urban mobility and developed to fulfil everyday needs.

Other exhibits included a fascinating ‘all-action’ System Plast conveyor model which uses an advanced multidirectional roller top - yet another example of cooperation between Emerson companies. This modular belt system was developed in a joint effort between System Plast and Control Techniques.

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