VIPA Controls - a complete supplier of control and drive technology
In order to make applications around YASKAWA drive technology, combined with the latest VIPA control technology, as easy as possible for the user VIPA Controls established a Total Solution Team. “Our Total Solution Team is made up of experts from different areas who support the user with know-how and advice. In this way, the use of YASKAWA and VIPA products is even easier”, said Harald Benkert, sales director of VIPA Controls. “It is important for VIPA and the Total Solution Team to be close to the customer and to capture and solve their tasks quickly and easily”, said Johann Mair, head of the Total Solution Team.
The concept of a complete supplier of control and drive technology is already bearing fruit. Thus, for example, projects in the field of drives-and-motion were already implemented successfully. YASKAWA servo drives together with VIPA CPUs set systems and machines in motion. Here the user can use different bus systems (EtherCAT, PROFIBUS and PROFINET) at the same time by combining the YASKAWA servo drives with the VIPA 015N CPU. It is simplified with a PLCopen-compliant library which is developed especially for this purpose and can be used in the familiar STEP7 programming environment.
In terms of energy saving the combination of VIPA and YASKAWA was also successful. Due to the modernization of his production facilities for example a customer used YASKAWA drive motors, YASKAWA frequency inverters and VIPA control technology. As a result the energy consumption reduced by more than 50%.
VIPA Controls therefore offers the customer complete solutions from a single source that not only consists of PLC solutions but also solutions in the field of drive technology which covers nearly all industrial demands. Besides the support by the Total Solution Team the customer can fall back on a complete program of consulting, sales, logistics, support and hotline. In addition many YASKAWA products can be delivered directly from the warehouse in Herzogenaurach.
YASKAWA drive technology
The product range of drive technology consists of frequency inverters, servo drives, machine controllers, linear technology and special drive solutions.
The offer of frequency inverters includes standard devices and application-specific frequency inverters. One of the main focuses in this product field is the special solutions for more energy efficiency such as the IE4+ drives package. YASKAWA inverter solutions not only contribute to energy saving which leads to a faster pay-off in the field of system construction.
In the field of AC servo drives the main product range consists of Sigma-5 and Sigma-7 series including rotation and linear motors in many different versions and sizes. With the Sigma-7 series YASKAWA sets standards in terms of diversity, precision, and reliability in drive technology. The series offers standard-rotation-motors as well as linear and rotation-direct-drives and linear sliders and matching controllers. The YASKAWA Sigma-7 servo drive solutions basically consist of servo motors and servo amplifiers and include motor performances of 50 W up to 15 kW for rotation motors and linear motors with peak loads of up to 7,560 N.
The application-specific solutions in drive technology include, amongst other things, lift motors and drive packages for elevators. Numerous engineering tools for drives & motion complete the product range in drive technology.
About YASKAWA VIPA Controls
YASKAWA VIPA Controls, located in Herzogenaurach, is a global player with strong regional roots. The company has been developing and producing reliable automation components and Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) for more than three decades. The innovative solutions are deployed in the automobile and logistics industry, for building automation and in the food and beverage industry. VIPA Controls is represented worldwide in more than 60 countries and has nearly 250 employees. Since November 2016 it is the third division of YASKAWA Europe GmbH, the European subsidiary of the Japanese manufacturer YASKAWA Electric Corporation known for high-quality drive and motion technology and robotics.