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Brother Gearmotors Expands Portfolio with Optimized VFDs from American Control Electronics
American Control Electronics Posted 01/19/2017
SOUTH BELOIT, IL – American Control Electronics (ACE) announces that they have partnered with Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corporation. Brother Gearmotors will now offer ACE’s premium selection of variable frequency drives (VFDs) as a product add-on to its portfolio of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers. OEM customers benefit by having easy access to an optimized VFD for the Brother sub-fractional power range, instead of purchasing an off-the-shelf VFD that may not be the ideal fit for the application. For example, a customer that buys a sub-fractional HP (1/100th to 1/6th HP) gear motor may have to choose a VFD rated for 1/4HP.
“We already had a successful OEM-based VFD platform, so were able to optimize our VFD for the Brother sub-fractional power range, all while providing a smaller footprint and a competitive price,” said Dan Schnabel, President of ACE. “This was really a case of simplicity being a form of sophistication.”
ACE’s microprocessor- based VFDs control AC motor speed and torque by varying input frequency and voltage, which allows for more precise speed control and reduced energy consumption. VFDs are particularly suitable for gearmotors in machines found in sectors including packing, materials handling, food processing and industrial applications.
About American Control Electronics
American Control Electronics (ACE) is an electronics manufacturer located in South Beloit, IL and parent company for the Minarik Drives brand. American Control Electronics designs and produces a wide variety of AC & DC electronic control systems and power products used in industrial, commercial, EV, medical, and home automation markets. American Control Electronics has also developed several “Green” products that control motors from battery and/or photovoltaic power. The Minarik Drives brand has a 60-year reputation and is the standard for products in its class. American Control Electronics designs unique product solutions to meet the specific needs of its customers.
All products are designed and built in our United States location, which is both ISO 9001:2008 registered and UL508A certified.