Micro Drives Product of the Year award at SPS/IPC/Drives

27 November 2007

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Micro Drives Product of the Year award at SPS/IPC/DrivesFrost & Sullivan has named Vacon's new micro drive, the Vacon 10, as its 2008 Product of the Year for OEMs. This award is presented each year to the product with superior performance and features at a competitive price.

The 2008 Frost & Sullivan Award for Product of the Year for OEMs in the micro drives (up to 5.5kW) domain was handed to Vacon by Frost & Sullivan's representative at the SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, on 27 November 2007.

Shibu S L, Frost & Sullivan Industry Manager, stated: "Vacon 10 is a perfect illustration of the company's customer-centred approach to pioneering products. With superior functionality, high reliability and a small footprint, Vacon 10 delivers maximum benefit at minimum cost to OEMs and is likely to emerge as the product of choice for OEM customers."

Heikki Hiltunen, Executive Vice President of Vacon, comments: "Vacon 10 is a result of our ability to integrate state-of-the-art technologies with extensive industry experience. Vacon has approached the critical challenge of addressing the OEM segments with the innovative Application Interface Board that allows easy integration into diverse OEM end-user applications. We have also succeeded in embedding features such as integrated EMC filters and intelligent navigation into Vacon 10. The product's ability to bring in significant energy savings and lower noise emissions has resulted in improved lifecycle benefits to our global customer base."

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