Kress Technology develops new technology at the intersection
of magnetics, electronics, and networking.
We have built, analyzed, tested, and improved 28 prototype motor and
drive systems to date, and we intend to keep pushing the capabilities of new
materials and new software in the development of integrated, networked motor
Computer control / Internet of Things connection
Variable speed and torque over a wide range
Easily reconfigured for application-specific design
Replaceable stator demonstration at Motor and Drive Show (click here for more pictures from the Show)
The magnetic and mechanical parts of the 10 horsepower
prototype Motor and Drive System consist of two rotor disks and 12 individual
stators housed in a cylindrical frame.
Each stator is laterally positioned between salient points on the rotor
disk. The stators are individually
removeable and are field replaceable.
Learn more about the Motor...
The Drive uses IGBT modules to switch the current to the
right stator at the right time. Additionally, the Drive monitors sensors in the
motor, including shaft speed and position, temperature, vibration, and flux
density. New developments in power electronics support the voltage / current
levels required for higher horsepower motors.
Learn more about the Drive...
The Kress Motor and Drive System connects to factory
automation systems or to a local laptop via a standard RJ-45 EtherNet connection or a RS-232
port. Kress Technology is interested in working with factory
automation systems providers to further develop the data exchange protocols
for integration into wired or wireless networks.
Learn more about networking:
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