SHAKOPEE, MN – KEB America announces the release of the new T6 Auxiliary Inverter for the North American market. Pre-series production of the drive ran in October, and the first series release is now scheduled. KEB is excited to bring this new technology to the field of commercial electric and hybrid electric vehicles.
The new T6 drive from KEB is a multi-inverter system specially designed for the auxiliary motors in commercial electric vehicles such as compressors, pumps, and ePTO. The drive is capable of powering up to six electric motors with three different power ratings. It combines an embedded controller, inverter drive controls, and EMC filtering into one space-saving unit. The drive itself has IP67 and IP6K9K ratings on the housing and connectors so it can be installed in harsh operating environments.
The T6 inverter provides high performance speed and torque control for the auxiliary functions of an electric vehicle, but it’s more than just an inverter. All of the drive’s components are automotive qualified in accordance with automotive temperature and vibration standards. Each inverter axis supports a variety of motor type options: induction, synchronous PM, switched reluctance, or linear. KEB’s unique motor control algorithms allow for “sensorless” (no encoder) closed-loop speed, torque, and positioning performance providing power on demand and efficient motor operation.
In the T6 inverter you’ll find many embedded and integrated features in the drive, beyond what you would normally think of as part of a frequency inverter. Common-mode DC EMI filters are integrated internally as standard to ensure high operational reliability in electronics systems environments. An embedded main control unit (MCU) supports a CODESYS programming environment for intelligent system control. With 2 CAN ports available, the MCU also supports a CAN communication gateway with J1939 protocol for easy system integration.
The new T6 auxiliary inverter is positioned to be a breakthrough piece of technology vital to the future of commercial electric vehicles. KEB America is dedicated working with our customers in the E-Mobility industry to develop clean and efficient energy solutions.
About KEB America
KEB Automation was founded in 1972 by Karl Ernst Brinkmann. Starting with electromechanical products, KEB has since expanded to be a complete automation system provider. KEB has 5 global production sites, 9 subsidiaries and over 1,200 employees. Today, KEB products can be found in the most demanding applications across the world and are supported from their 40+ sales and service centers.
KEB America Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of KEB Automation KG. KEB America is headquartered in Shakopee, MN, a suburb of Minneapolis, and has approximately 125 employees. KEB America is responsible for supporting the North American market and has full design and manufacturing capabilities in its ISO 9001:2015 facility.
For additional information about the T6 Auxiliary Inverter please contact Tony Heiser.
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