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Introducing SINAMICS G115D – the new distributed drive system

Innovative system solutions for horizontal motion applications

The new SINAMICS G115D is a powerful drive system that has been specifically designed to address current and future challenges involving horizontal conveyor applications. Typical applications include intralogistics and airports. These markets face challenges such as the volume of demands and parcel shipments, and in environments where space is at a premium. This means that a higher volume must be handled in a shorter time. SINAMICS G115D is the optimum device when addressing all of these requirements as it operates reliably under harsh conditions and takes up little space. It combines a motor, frequency converter and gearbox in one single unit. This all-in-one solution means that it can be easily integrated into existing automation environments.

 
 

WWTP MCC Panels

At Alpha Drives we are just completing an MCC for control of Dosing, Aeration, sludge and pumping station with final effluent flow. Using Siemens S71500 , TP1200 Comfort Display , ET200SP cards & 12 x G120x VSD’s (2.2 KW-4KW-11KW) / Profibus DP. The G120x is optimized for pumping and Fan applications with de-ragging functions , pipe filling modes, cavitation detection & Multipump operation. SINAMICS G120X also provides a real-time clock for autonomous, time-controlled operation as well as a timestamp for fault and alarm reports.

Contact Alpha Drives on 057-868 0800 or 087-7145967 for all of your Control panel requirements. We are very familiar with the Irish Water requirements and implement the whole package using e-plan giving such things as cable schedules , single end diagrams with Control Panel Schematics.

LOGSTRUP & RITTAL ,bus bars , type test certs , Thermal tests , CE Certs, and built to IEC 61439 Standard

Further documentation offered:

Control Panel Flash Test Certificates

Control Panel Test Certificates

HMI, VSD’s Parameter Lists , User Manuals

GSM Text Alarm Lists

Soft Copy of back up codes , passwords to cloud based system where applicable

Technical Data Sheets UPS,PLC,HMI’s

System Architecture Single Line Diagram

Full IO List

National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2020

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The countdown is on for our first major event of 2020 on January 29th & 30th, the 7th National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference at the Citywest Convention Centre. Visit our stand, B09 in the main hall, for demonstrations and information on all of our products and services.

The Largest Gathering of Key Decision Makers in Irish Manufacturing Supply Chain.

This event will bring together 3000+ key stakeholders in Ireland’s leading Food, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Cleantech, Chemical, Renewable, Life Sciences, Electronics , Process Engineering and Instrumentation, Precision Instruments, Building Materials, Machinery & Tools and more where issues facing key decision makers throughout Irelands manufacturing sector, North & South will be addressed.

For further details visit https://www.manufacturingevent.com/

Retrofit & Modernization Services

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Even the best technology eventually starts to show its age, keep your machines ready for the future with the ALL NEW G120X.

Drive systems need to run safely and reliably, as a result, the drive train and all its components are subject to extreme wear and tear, and these factors also increase the risk of unscheduled downtime over the years. This risk can be averted with specific retrofit measures.

We offer a full range of options as part of our retrofit program – for Siemens and third-party products alike – that increase the availability, reliability, and energy efficiency of the drives installed at your plant.

In our retrofit solutions for integrated drive systems (IDS), we take a holistic approach that focuses on the drive train in its entirety: motors, converters, and gear units. Our comprehensive retrofit program includes a large variety of options – one of which is bound to match your requirements.

If you are concerned about aging equipment and need to maintain reliability Alpha Drives Ltd are offering a service where we will work with you to replace old VSD’s such as SED2’s, Micromasters any other brand you may have.

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Engineers from Alpha Drives Ltd will help you to migrate to the latest equipment and make the project a success, from the initial inventory to planning the best actions to take, implementing the project, and finally commissioning your system.

For further information contact us : +353 57 868 0800 or sales@alphadrives.ie 

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FLENDER SIP® planetary gear units.

 

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FLENDER SIP® planetary gear units.

  • High power density which can be installed horizontally or vertically
  • Nominal torque range from 10,000 Nm to 80,000 Nm with 8 sizes
  • Ratio range from i = 25 to 15,000
  • Greatest power capacity and highest reliability
  • High efficiencies and best performance
  • Maximum flexibility when selecting the motor due to conformity with all international motor and interface standards
  • Five output shaft versions for easy connection to the work machine

Made in Germany, in use worldwide

  • Mining and Cement: apron conveyors, bunker dischargers, scratchers
  • Food and Beverage: mixers
  • Other fields of application: chain conveyors

Contact a member of our technical team for further details

+353 (0)57 868 0800

sales@alphadrives.ie

 

 

INTRODUCING THE NEW LOW COST SIEMENS G120X FROM ALPHA DRIVES LTD

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SINAMICS G120X: Master the elements

SINAMICS G120X is the new frequency converter from the proven SINAMICS family of drives – optimised for infrastructure and industrial water/wastewater applications as well as pumps and fans in building automation. This makes SINAMICS G120X the first choice for users who want to tap into the power of the elements. Part of a complete and seamless family of products, the frequency converter meets practically every requirement.

Unlock your drive’s digital potential and harness the power of the elements.

Specific functions for water / waste water applications

  • Deragging function to sustainably remove deposits and dirt from pump impellers.
  • The pipe filling mode allows pipes to be gently filled at the beginning of the control process before going into closed-loop controlled operation.
  • The innovative cavitation detection function protects pumps and reduces maintenance costs.
  • The keep running mode reduces the speed before a possible shutdown.
  • Multipump operation (staging) allows several pumps to be controlled from just one frequency converter.
  • Many additional functions, directly supported by the converter, makes SINAMICS G120X universally applicable in infrastructure projects.

Specific functions for HVAC applications

  • The flying restart function reduces starting times after brief power failures.
  • SINAMICS G120X also provides an automatic restart function after power failures.
  • The essential service mode maintains fan operation for smoke extraction systems or emergency ventilation systems for as long as required in extreme situations.
  • Multipump operation (staging) allows for the control of several pumps with just one frequency converter.
  • Skipping critical motor speeds is another HVAC-specific feature which reduces vibration and, in turn, premature wear.
  • SINAMICS G120X also provides a real-time clock for autonomous, time-controlled operation as well as a timestamp for fault and alarm reports

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With SINAMICS G120X, the new low cost frequency converter comes as a complete product series – standardized and seamless when it comes to all supply voltages and supply types and is available in a power range extending from 0.75 kW to 630 kW.

Contact a member of our technical team for further details

+353 (0)57 868 0800

sales@alphadrives.ie

 

 

National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition 2019

We are gearing up for our first major event of 2019 on Jan 17th, the 6th National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference at the Citywest Convention Centre. Visit us at our stand for demonstrations and information on all of our products and services.

This event will bring together 3000+ key stakeholders in Ireland’s leading Food, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Cleantech, Chemical, Renewable, Life Sciences, Electronics , Process Engineering and Instrumentation, Precision Instruments, Building Materials, Machinery & Tools and more where issues facing key decision makers throughout Irelands manufacturing sector, North & South will be addressed.

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Siemens TIA Innovation Event

We were delighted to be a part of the Siemens TIA Innovation Event in Dublin recently. The excellent automation technology and digitalization presentations and fantastic turn out made for a memorable event.

For information on how your business can benefit from Siemens innovations and technologies contact us sales@alphadrives.ie

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National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference & Exhibition

We are gearing up for our first major event of the year on Jan 31st, the 5th National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference at the Citywest Convention Centre. Visit us at our stand N19 for demonstrations and information on all of our products and services.

This event will bring together 3000+ key stakeholders in Ireland’s leading Food, Pharmaceutical, Medical, Cleantech, Chemical, Renewable, Life Sciences, Electronics , Process Engineering and Instrumentation, Precision Instruments, Building Materials, Machinery & Tools and more where issues facing key decision makers throughout Irelands manufacturing sector, North & South will be addressed.

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SINAMICS V20 Smart Access

The SINAMICS V20 Smart Access is a web server module which mounts to your SINAMICS V20 quickly and easily.

In providing a Wi-fi based hot spot, the wireless connection transforms your mobile device or laptop into a virtual operator panel.

The simple embedded graphical user interface (GUI) makes it extremely easy-to-use the SINAMICS V20 drive in every phase of operation—from commissioning, operation, diagnostics and maintenance.

No separate app is necessary, nor is a written instruction manual needed—operation is very intuitive.

Highlights of SINAMICS V20 Smart Access

  • Provides easy and convenient access to the V20 even if it is located in difficult-to-access locations
  • User-friendly operation thanks to the embedded, intuitive web browser GUI and commissioning wizard
  • Full flexibility in working with both iOS and Android operating systems, along with commonly used HTML5 capable web browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer (IE) and Safari
  • Built-in multi-color LED provides quick and easy communication status
  • Many security features included to limit/restrict operator access and control functions