KEB Automation is seeing an increase in demand for its range of three-phase motors and geared motors. This demand is coming from a variety of industry sectors, including plastics and packaging machines, automotive production and textile machinery.
KEB has been manufacturing motors and gearboxes at its production plant in Schneeberg, Saxony in Germany for more than 25 years. Daniel Lehmann, Product Manager Motors at KEB explains: "Our roots lie in the geared motor, but in the meantime, the servo motor has become one of our most important products.
"By choosing different options, the motors can be optimised and prepared for operation with the frequency inverter. An example is safe encoders. Via their space-saving mounting, we can guarantee the necessary safety functions. This also applies to communication with the drive controller."
KEB manufactures three-phase motors from 0.12kW up to 45kW (or 13,000Nm). Each motor can be configured according to the needs of the application. A modular system allows customers to tailor their motor to the individual application. As Daniel Lehmann states: "This enables us to offer a wide range of products and to be flexible for our customers. In addition, we offer a "˜fast lane' for urgent orders when the customer has specific time constraints.
"The fast lane service is also made possible through the high vertical range of motor manufacture. From individual housings to turned parts, toothed components and assembly, everything takes place under one roof here in Schneeberg."
In combination with KEB's control systems and drive controllers, the motors form an optimised system for customers. The complete KEB portfolio of motors and gears includes the following:
For more information on KEB's portfolio of motors and gears, please visit www.keb.co.uk.