Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Upgrading replacing Control Techniques Dominax

What was the Control Techniques DominAx? 

The DominAx series was a digital AC motor speed control manufactured by Control Techniques UK . It was available in several models that could control 3-phase motors from 1 to 15HP. The input voltage ranged 380 to 480 VAC +/- 10% , three phase. The Dominax was based on the Control Techniques CD range of drives. The drive was designed in "bookshelf" format in order to optimize cubic space when utilised in multi drive systems.

Although the DominAx was manufactured and sold by Control Techniques it is not unusual to find them rebadge as Leroy Somer or Honeywell drives. In fact some drives, particularly those rebadge by large OEMs, did not feature the Control Techniques name or the DominAx brand.


Key Features of the Dominax Range 

  • Dominax drives are designed to operate standard 3 phase induction motors and special high frequency motors
  • Digital Control of output bridge by micro processor and custom designed ASIC
  • Insulated gate bi polar transistor (IGBT) inverter outout bridge for high speed switching and low power consumption
  • Choice of 4 PWM output switching frequencies to match applications
  • Choice of three upper limits of variable output frequencies up to 380hz maximium
  • Maxium flux on all speeds
  • Programmable voltage boost for additional torque at low speeds
  • Acceleration and Deceleration with programmable ramps
  • Slip Compensation for improved speed holding in open loop speed control

Options for Existing Dominax User 

Although the Dominax was cutting edge when first released into the market place the features on this drive can now be found in most drives from leading OEM such as Allen Bradley, Siemens Automation, Telemecanique and Mitsubsihi. At direct-industrial we recommend the Control Techniques Commander SK as a direct replacement for the DominAX. The Control Techniques Commander SK series can replace the Dominax functionality and are state-of-the-art Digital Drives that are smaller, offer many more internal features ( featuring a built-in PLC capability ) and can be setup using your Laptop PC. No pots to adjust or jumpers to set. Best of all the Software for the Commander SK is free ! As an official distributor of Control Techniques, Direct-Industrial.com is able to offer support to existing Dominax users looking to upgrade to the latest generation digital ac drives. For customers who cannot upgrade we can offer a fixed price repair service

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Discover the easy way to sell your surplus industrial automation spares.

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Have you recently upgraded your production facilities and looking for a easy way to remove your old equipment?

Would you like to turn your excess stock and surplus equipment into cash?

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We will buy:

Siemens S7
Allen Bradley
Texas Instruments
Control Techniques

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People tell us "I want to sell my excess industrial automation spare, but I don't want the hassle that goes with it!" Selling your automation spares on auctions sites like ebay can be costly and attract time-wasters. For a quick, hassle-free sale with secure payment, sell your industrial automation spares to us! No strangers wasting your time with silly questions, no bounced cheques and postage problems.

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Yes! We buy hundreds of automation spares each month from private sellers who tell us they found direct-industrial.com to be "the easiest way to sell my automation spare." We make selling your spare parts simple, hassle-free and secure.

How to sell your excess surplus industrial automation stock?

Simple send your list of excess suplus industrial spares to info @ direct-industrial.com or fax it to us on +44 (0) 1254 56177. To ensure we give you the best possible price please ensure that you include the following information:

•Quantity for sale
•Part Number
•Series / Revision
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