Reliable operation in the Arctic or the desert
ABM Greiffenberger Expands SINOCHRON® Motor Portfolio
Reliable operation in the Arctic or the desert

ABM Greiffenberger has added unit sizes 80 and 100 with up to 13 kW of power to its portfolio of energy-efficient SINOCHRON Motors. The system provider will introduce the new unit size 80 at LogiMAT 2018.

ABM SINOCHRON® Motors are characterised by high power densities and efficiencies. This can be made use of very efficiently, particularly in partial-load: more than two-thirds of the drives used in intralogistics – primarily in material handling technology – are operated in this mode. The full torque supplied by the motor is solely used for short periods for the initial move of the load. The drives then usually run at 20 to 30 per cent of nominal load. This is precisely where ABM SINOCHRON® Motors show their superiority over standard asynchronous motors. Their efficiency is more than twice as high in the partial-load. This is made possible by a continuously excited synchronous motor which operates with practically no rotor losses.

Users in intralogistics facilities expect energy-efficient, powerful drives. The drives must also operate reliably if a drive fails it is usually due to speed sensors. Thanks to an anisotropic rotor geometry and an optimum ratio of inductance values in the longitudinal and transverse directions, given an appropriate controller such as the INVEOR drive controller, an ABM SINOCHRON® Motor can be operated without the use of speed sensors. Because the rotary encoder is omitted, the overall drive runs stably and ensures maximum availability.

ABM offers the right controller for every application – installed centrally in the electrical cabinet or de-centrally as a motor mounted converter. Application-specific versions round off the portfolio. Through the direct connection of the controller to a 400V power supply, project planning is simplified and installation requirements minimised. All controllers can optionally be equipped with the corresponding bus systems. Thus, the drives can be networked and are suitable for meeting the requirements of Industry 4.0.

SINOCHRON® Motors from ABM have been proven in daily use to have impressively high availability and economic efficiency due to their high efficiency which corresponds to the Super Premium Efficiency class IE4.

The drives operate reliably at ambient temperatures from –30 °C to +60 °C. Thus, they offer users a broad area of applications – from the Arctic to the desert. Torque fluctuations are minimal thanks to the special rotor design. This provides for very good torque synchronisation and a low noise level. ABM has taken various design measures aimed at addressing demagnetisation of the magnets to yield an especially high service life and thus high facility availability.

Use of a SINOCHRON® Motor also usually enables a reduction in unit size. The result is a low-weight drive that can be integrated easily into the application on account of its compactness. Amortisation is achieved much more quickly due to drastically lowered energy costs.

ABM SINOCHRON® Motors can be combined with all ABM gears (helical, parallel shaft, and angular gears) and are hence the ideal drives for ‘green logistics’. Apart from being used in intralogistics, SINOCHRON® Motors are suitable for use as pump and vehicle drives as well as for a multiplicity of further industrial applications
Figure 1: SINOCHRON® Motors from ABM are characterised by high energy efficiency and reliability, among other things.
Figure 2: The partial-load efficiency of a SINOCHRON® Motor is twice as high as that of an asynchronous motor.

Figure 3: Due to the anisotropic rotor geometry SINOCHRON® Motors are optimally suited for sensorless operation.