KEB America at ProMat Show, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

KEB America, a subsidiary of KEB Automation KG located in Shakopee, MN, will be at the ProMat Show, April 3 – 7. KEB has been a leader in providing solutions for supply chain and manufacturing for over 40 years. At the show, which will be taking place at McCormick Place in Chicago, visitors will have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of the latest control products, as well as speak with KEB Sales Engineers about mechanical and electromechanical solutions. Here are some of the products KEB will have at the show.
Integral Gearmotors
In the supply chain, there are many applications for KEB's gearmotors, like hoists, lifts, conveyors, and cranes of all sizes. KEB gearmotors have a variety of options available, so they can be applied to existing installations. Options include:
  • Spring-set brakes
  • Flange outputs
  • Encoders
  • Special paint or lubricants
  • Low-backlash gearing
H6 Multi-Axis Drive 
For coordinating movement over multiple axes, KEB offers the modular H6 drive. Single and double-axis outputs are available on the drive, and customers can choose from a B6 bridge rectifier or AFE (Active Front End) for line regeneration. A wide range of fieldbus communication operators helps with connection to an existing PLC. Safety modules, for functions like Safe-Torque-Off and Safe-Brake-Control, can be added to the drive.
Line Regenerative Drive
KEB's R6 Line Regen units are designed with advanced processing hardware and control algorithms to return otherwise unused energy to the grid. By using excess energy rather than allowing it to simply be lost, less energy is needed overall. Returning the energy to the grid can also keep the temperature of the control room or cabinet lower, so additional cooling costs are lessened or even eliminated. Applications that lift and lower - like hoists and cranes - or cyclic applications like centrifuges are ideal for incorporating line regen.
Anyone interested in hearing more about KEB is invited to visit booth #S4140. KEB can also be reached via email at, or at (952) 224-1400.