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Case study: VACON® 100 X controls compact crushers

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Rubble Master has selected the VACON® 100 X AC drive from to control its new mobile crusher ‘RM V550GO!’. The company, located in Linz, Austria, develops and manufactures mobile compact crushers and mobile screens.

Until recently, the company had used a custom-made drive up to 11 kW to control the motors of the vibrating conveyor of their crushers. However, for their new crusher design they needed a 15 kW drive, which could withstand demanding environments.

RM uses VACON® 100 X drives in their new RM V550GO! to control two unbalanced motors in parallel. These motors run a vibrating conveyor, which transports the material to be crushed (for example, demolition material) to the crushing section. CAN bus is used for communication with their internal control system.

Due to the VACON® 100 X’s IP66 rating, RM was also able to remove the extra enclosure which was required by the previous solution.

The company is also considering replacing the customised solution used in their existing products with VACON® AC drives. Additionally, they are also planning to start using VACON® AC drives to control other parts of their machines.

The VACON® 100 X represents the concept of decentralised drives: products that can be mounted directly on the motor or machine or wherever the most convenient location for the drive is. Significant savings can be achieved in cabling costs, space and energy when the installation does not require the drives to be mounted in a separate electrical room or enclosure.

A die-cast metal enclosure provides the best protection available, and a breathable gore vent protects the sealings and a heatsink cooling system which isn’t dependent on motor airflow. On top of all this, it has built-in harmonic filtering chokes, making it easy to see why this is the ideal motor mountable solution for all sorts of applications.

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