Rockwell Automation | July 26, 2022
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation and digital transformation, announced the launch of PowerFlex AC variable frequency drive portfolio in Asia Pacific to support a broader range of motor control applications. This will give customers more flexibility, performance and intelligence in their next generation drive through TotalFORCE Technology.
The new PowerFlex 755TS drive is the first six-pulse drive to incorporate TotalFORCE technology from Rockwell Automation to help customers get the most out of their equipment. Previously only available in PowerFlex 755T drives with active front-end technology, TotalFORCE can now be used in a wider range of applications. This includes traditional fan, pump, and conveyor applications, and more advanced motor control processes that require high-performance features typically found in specialized drive solutions.
This addition brings a simplified and consistent user experience to virtually any motor control application in three key ways:
Flexible, high-performance control: The drive's power range, voltage classes and performance capabilities meet the requirements of a wide range of motor control applications. This allows users to leverage a common drive for multiple applications, which can simplify support and reduce burdens on staff.
Operational intelligence: Built-in predictive models use continuous operation monitoring to calculate the expected remaining life of drive components. These insights help users reduce unplanned downtime and maintenance costs by replacing components as needed instead of on a fixed schedule.
Eased commissioning and optimization: Using a suite of features referred to as Adaptive Control, the drive monitors machine characteristics that can change over time and automatically compensates for changes. This helps users commission the drive quickly and maintain it for the life of the drive without a tuning expert. It also helps reduce mechanical wear and improve uptime.
"Significantly more industrial companies can experience the benefits of TotalFORCE technology now that it's available in a traditional six-pulse drive, No other drive on the market delivers the combined performance and intelligence capabilities of the PowerFlex 755TS drive, which helps improve operational productivity and reduce burdens on the workforce."
-Sav Papadopoulos, business manager for low voltage drives, Asia Pacific, Rockwell Automation.
The PowerFlex 755TS drive is available with an option for enhanced corrosive gas protection (XT) that helps improve uptime and extend the drive's operating life in corrosive gas environments. The drive has been tested and validated in one of the most severe corrosive-environment-test protocols. These tests combine industry-leading, 30-day exposure in mixed flow gas testing per ASTM B845 Method K with additional proprietary tests that go beyond any industry standard requirement known to date.
To help strengthen cybersecurity in industrial operations, the 755TS drive is CIP Security capable. When implemented, CIP Security helps fortify a control system by providing data authenticity, integrity and confidentiality. This helps defend against the risk of someone remotely accessing a network and acting maliciously.
The 755TS drive is designed to ease migration from other PowerFlex 750 drives. The 755TS drive is also a drop-in mechanical and electrical replacement for other PowerFlex 755 drives, even using the same physical dimensions, mounting-hole and wiring locations. It also uses the same slot-based architecture that allows users to continue using I/O and safety cards from their existing 750 drives. Lastly, Premier Integration into the Logix control platform helps ease drive configuration and programming.
About Rockwell Automation-
Rockwell Automation, Inc. (NYSE: ROK), is a global leader in industrial automation and digital transformation. We connect the imaginations of people with the potential of technology to expand what is humanly possible, making the world more productive and more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rockwell Automation employs approximately 25,000 problem solvers dedicated to our customers in more than 100 countries. To learn more about how we are bringing The Connected Enterprise to life across industrial enterprises
Industrial Service Solutions | August 16, 2022
Industrial Service Solutions (ISS) has acquired full ownership of Rotating Mechanical Solutions Corporation (RMSC), a specialist in industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul of large-scale equipment. The acquisition adds to the ISS roster of field service expertise, while expanding growth opportunities across the western United States.
Key capabilities the RMSC acquisition brings to ISS include preventive and predictive maintenance, testing and diagnostics, and electric motor and compressor sales and service. Headquartered in Colorado, RMSC operations serve several critical industries in the Rocky Mountains region and beyond, including mining and aggregates, water treatment, and energy.
"RMSC helps industrial operators reduce unplanned downtime, by delivering on-site preventive maintenance programs that can solve system problems before they can negatively impact operations, We've earned a reputation as a trusted partner with our customers and joining Industrial Service Solutions will expand the products and services we can deliver."
-Ryan McGuire, President of Rotating Mechanical Solutions Corporation.
The geographical focus and in-field expertise of RMSC complements the system operations, equipment and service offerings of ISS, representing growth opportunities in high-value industrial markets.
"Regional growth starts with experienced boots on the ground, backed by national-scale support, Combining RMSC with our service and engineering capabilities, breadth of offerings, and nationwide reach will strengthen our position among key industry players."
-Wade Stockstill, CEO of Industrial Service Solutions.
Industrial Service Solutions maximizes process-critical uptime, delivering technology, insights and expertise to keep industry moving. The company is America's largest independent provider of rotating equipment, process equipment, and inspection services, serving the automation, manufacturing, construction, food and beverage, energy, transportation, maritime, aerospace, and defense industries.
Gotion High-Tech | September 16, 2022
Borrego, a leading EPC and O&M provider for large-scale solar and energy storage projects throughout the United States, announced today that it has entered into a master supply agreement (MSA) with Gotion High-Tech, one of the world's leading battery and energy storage system manufacturers. The supply deal will provide Borrego with gigawatt-hours of secure, fixed-price volume capacity of Gotion's DC block storage equipment, which will be available for customer delivery starting in 2023.
Gotion is a global tier-one vertically integrated stationary and EV battery and storage system manufacturer, with multi-gigawatt-hour production capacities. The company's product line includes both liquid- and air-cooled UL-certified modular storage solutions featuring advanced lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) battery technology. Gotion's U.S. headquarters and R&D facility are in Silicon Valley, and it has more than 100 megawatt-hours of storage systems installed in a variety of applications across the country.
"This MSA with a prestigious brand like Gotion helps Borrego continue to grow its supply of energy storage equipment from top-tier manufacturers, We have a multi-gigawatt-hour vendor pipeline of storage products at fixed pricing available for utility and distributed generation projects requiring delivery in 2023-2025. This locked-in capacity will help our customers avoid expected supply chain constraints when the Inflation Reduction Act kicks in."
-John duPont, vice president of business development and operations at Borrego.
Gotion is looking to expand both its energy storage and U.S. market footprints, and finding a trusted partner like Borrego will help us achieve our goals, said Vikash Venkataramana, vice president of energy storage systems at Gotion. We look forward to building a long-term relationship with Borrego as both companies play major roles in accelerating the clean energy transition.
U.S. energy storage deployments are forecast to surge to 600 GWh by 2031, according to Wood Mackenzie's recent Global Energy Storage Outlook. Average annual installations of stand-alone and solar-plus-storage systems are expected to reach 54 GWh through 2031.
Borrego, a leading EPC and O&M provider, accelerates the delivery and ensures the proper maintenance of large-scale solar and energy storage projects in the US. Borrego has a track record of superior performance in the hundreds of large solar and energy storage projects it has designed, built, and currently maintains nationwide. Established in 1980, it has regional offices in California, Massachusetts, and New York with a nationwide footprint. Borrego creates value by helping partners make better decisions at critical points in every project's life. Its team brings deep technical expertise to its mission of solving the world's energy problems.
About Gotion High-Tech:
Gotion High-Tech is one of the world's leading battery manufacturers with global R&D and multi-gigawatt-hour production capabilities. Gotion has a fully integrated supply chain from sourcing lithium to building complete energy storage solutions. With global factories and backing from majority shareholder Volkswagen, Gotion is expanding manufacturing with planned production facilities in the U.S. Gotion has R&D and product development teams in the U.S, to support its EV and energy storage system (ESS) business. Gotion's range of products for ESS includes battery cells, packs, racks and containerized turnkey AC/DC ESS solutions.