Dunkermotor is the North American sales, technical support and logistics subsidiary of Dunkermotoren GmbH, for 60 years the world market leader in customized, configurable sole-source motion control solutions composed of long-life brushed motor products and the industry’s largest portfolio of integrated intelligence brushless motor+controller solutions with connectivity to CANopen, Profibus, Profinet and Ethercat fieldbuses, as well as linear motors, AC electric motors, planetary and worm gearheads, controls, encoders and brakes.
Headquartered in Bonndorf, Germany with production and/or logistics facilities in Europe, Asia and Elgin, Illinois, Dunkermotoren employs 1000 globally and produced 3.4 million motors in 2011 for the automation, packaging, medical, solar, and agricultural/mass transportation industries.
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Modern machines and devices use all available process data to optimize them and make them transparent. PROFINET as a communication standard is ideally suited for this. Dunkermotoren early on integrated PROFINET functionality, including the PROFIdrive profile with application classes 1 and 4, into motors as standard. This offers PROFINET users significant advantages in cabling, commissioning […][Read More]
The digitalization of factories and plants as well as the Internet of Things (IoT) promise ever new possibilities for the automation industry. In this development, a wide variety of technologies from the field level to the cloud and also across different stages of the value chain must be combined across manufacturers to create tangible added […][Read More]
In Part 1 of this series, we alluded to the increased adoption of wireless technologies for automation. In fact, the market for wireless technologies, one permutation of IIoT connectivity, has exceeded $1B annually … and will grow as global competition in manufacturing pushes organizations to optimize facilities for minimized cost of ownership. Consider the input […][Read More]
As part of a product partnership with Siemens, Dunkermotoren BG series motors are now also available in specific versions compatible with the new Siemens SIMATIC MICRO-DRIVE servo drive system. The series BG 45, BG 65(S), BG 75 and BG 95 are 24 to 48 V brushless dc motors with power ranges from 20 to 1,000 […][Read More]