About this book
Highly automated production and logistics facilities require mechatronic drive solutions. This book describes in which way the industrial production and logistics work and shows the structure of the drive solutions required for this purpose.
The functionality of the mechanical and electronic elements of a drive system including the software is described, and their basic dimensioning principles are explained. Furthermore the authors outline the engineering, reliability, and important aspects of the life cycle.
The great number of applications within the fields of conveying and material handling technology in continuous and cycled production lines and for machining processes are divided into twelve drive solutions. They comprise the motor, the inverter with its software, the gearbox, and mechanical drive elements. The specific requirements and the functionality of these twelve solutions are presented. The authors focus on the energy conversion with controlled electric drive systems.
Dr. Edwin Kiel (49) has been working in the field of controlled electric drives since he has completed his studies of electrical engineering (TU Braunschweig). 1994 he was received the Dr.-Ing. degree from Prof. Leonhard. He has been working at Lenze since 1998 and is director of innovation there. Dr. Kiel is an acknowledged expert in the fields of automation, mechatronics in production machines, and in the field of electric drive technology.
Lenze: innovative solutions
Being an expert for drive and automation technology, Lenze offers mechatronic drive solutions with scalable products and automation systems, including the corresponding range of services offered. The group of companies comprises more than 30 subsidiaries worldwide with production plants in Europe, China, and the US. Altogether Lenze employs about 3,300 employees, more than 300 of them are working in the field of research and development.