This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

KEB F6 drive controllers allow cost-effective upgrade of warehouse storage & retrieval machine

08 March 2021

KEB Automation has helped a customer in Germany to convert its high-bay warehouse storage and retrieval machine from an old-generation frequency inverters to the new COMBIVERT F6 drive controller from KEB.

The warehouse is owned and operated by a mail order business that was looking for a modern, cost-effective retrofit solution that would not require the existing motors to be replaced.

The high-bay warehouse currently comprises nine aisles. Each aisle has 106 positions along its length (on both sides of the aisle) and 28 positions in height (on both sides).

Jorg Buchwald-Hörnchen, PLC Technician at the warehouse, comments: "The main focus was on costs. Of course, other competitors also submitted bids for their products, but the statements from them were always the same: ‘we cannot work with your existing motors’. At KEB, this was not an issue at all from the start. They said it didn’t matter what kind of motor was there, we can run all motors with our COMBIVERT F6."

With the COMBIVERT F6, users can operate KEB’s own motors as well as a variety of other motor types from different manufacturers. "That’s how it turned out. It was very easy to get the existing motors working with the inverters, using automatic calibration. The aim was to replace only the frequency inverters, from the COMBIVERT F4 series to the F6," adds Jorg Buchwald-Hörnchen.

Read the full article in the March issue of DPA.

Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

British Encoder Products