SA Power has supplied the drive solution for CBi new Overhead Split Concentric Cable Line.
4 off Lenze 9400 servo control and Synchronous motors for the dynamic twisting of the cable.
The twisting motion is controlled in the drives using System Bus between the drives.
This is a key element for this cable design also ensuring production speed and quality.
18 off Lenze i550 series inverters are used for unwinding stations, payoff and rewinding.
All controllers are linked with ProfiNET to the main Siemens S7 1500 PLC.
Additional advantages quoted by the commissioning Engineer were Ease of Use, plug and play and modular control.
He was able to commission machine modules as they were built saving on commissioning time.