Bojan Djokanovic, a graduate student at the University of Missouri-Rolla, used energy chain cable carriers and chainflex® continuous-flex cables to facilitate sensorless position control on a linear induction motor drive. The project was part of a research initiative at the Emerson Energy Conversion Lab, which operates as part of UMR.
energy chain houses and protects chainflex® power cables, which perform two important functions: to supply power to the motor and carry encoded commands to the scanning head that is fixed to the motor and electronic acquisition system.
Djokanovic said the igus® products provide, “a quiet and reliable high-speed communication and energy flow between the highly movable motor and digitally controlled static power converter. If I need cable carriers in the future, I have no doubt I will contact igus®.”