The SPS – Smart Production Solutions – trade fair is one of the most important automation trade fairs and will be held in Nuremberg from 23 - 25 November. ebm‑papst will be presenting smart and innovative solutions for drive and ventilation technology in Hall 1 at Stand 324.
Pioneering drive technology with industrial Ethernet technology
At SPS, ebm‑papst will be unveiling ECI-63 internal rotor motors from its modular drive system that have been fitted with an EtherCAT interface. EtherCAT combines the advantages of Ethernet-based communication with the simplicity of classic fieldbus systems, thereby avoiding complex IT solutions. Within the ECI series, drives with integrated BUS interface have already been established for some time under the term ‘K5 electronic functionality’. Now the internal rotor motors can also be addressed via EtherCAT. To achieve this, high-performance interface electronics including a multi-protocol chip have been added to the drive housing. The advantages for decentralized drives lie primarily in the synchronization of several axes, the reduced time and effort required for integration, and a space-saving design within the machine.
RadiPac for greater power and efficiency
The RadiPac centrifugal fan series from ebm‑papst has been continuously optimized in recent years. The impellers of the new fans are now made of high-strength, glass-fiber reinforced composite material, developed in line with the latest aerodynamic findings. This drastically reduces flow losses, and has also enabled energy efficiency and noise emissions to be further improved. The static pressure increase that can be achieved is over 2000 Pa, while noise levels have been reduced by up to 7 dB(A) compared to its predecessor. To accommodate different installation situations, the RadiPac series is available in a standard and a short version. Both versions are available as a motor-impeller combination or as a ready-to-install plug & play solution with support bracket.
DiaForce increases cooling capacity by 50%
The digital world is developing at rapid pace. Electronics are becoming more powerful and more densely packed. This poses challenges for electronics cooling. The DiaForce diagonal compact fan with integrated DC motor enables 50 percent more air performance with 6 dB(A) less noise. Its concept for success lies in the geometry of the impeller and housing, with characteristics that fall between those of an axial fan and a centrifugal fan. With the DiaForce diagonal compact fan, air is drawn in and blown out in an axial direction. Its geometry can reduce turbulence and increase pressure buildup. These performance features mean that the DiaForce can already meet the future requirements of electronics cooling. Possible application areas include data centers or base stations for mobile communications, autonomous driving, or artificial intelligence.