Drive Tek Force Vent and Vector Motors from Transdrive


Drive Tek Vector AC Motor 15kW 1500rpm B3 Foot Mtd 1024ppr

£1,221.61 + vat

Inverter rated, vector or variable speed motors are used when speed stability and speed range of up to 100:1 are required (dependant on AC inverter drive performance) a Force Vent and Encoder are fitted. We can supply Inverter rated motors for use with an AC Inverter from 0.18kW to 18.5kW available in 2 and 4 pole (max 18.5kW - 2Pole) (max 15kW – 4Pole) B5 Flange, B14 Face or B3 Foot Mounted.

The Force Vent Inverter Rated Vector Motor comprises of 3 individual units.

  • AC Motor
  • Force Vent Unit
  • Encoder

For Specifications see individual units below

Inverter rated variable speed AC Motor comprises of :-

This new range of Drive-Tek, IE2 high efficiency AC Motors has been specially developed to meet the new European Efficiency Directive that came into law in the UK in June 2011. It is produced using high quality components to make an AC Motor that has one of the best specifications available today with a value for money price.

AC Motor Part Number I2---15-4B3

  • Power 15kW AC Motor
  • Frame D160L
  • Rated Speed 1435rpm
  • B3 Foot Mounted
  • 1024 ppr Pulse per revolution

The result is a high quality multi-mount range of AC motors with certified lE2 efficiency and has standard features that are options on some of the main competitor products:

Vector Motor With Cable Product
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Specifications of the Drive-Tek Inverter rated variable speed Motor 15kW include:-

  • 15kW AC Motor IE2 Certified Efficiency
  • Aluminium Construction with Steel Sleeves in Bearing Mounts
  • PTC Thermistors as Standard
  • Oil Seals fitted to Drive and Non Drive Ends
  • Multimount Detachable Feet (Foot Mounted models only)
  • Voltage 380 – 415 Volts
  • 3 Phase 50 Hz Supply
  • Enclosure IP55 – IC411
  • Totally Enclosed Fan Cooled (TEFC)
  • Class F Insulation
  • Class B Temp Rise
  • Two Earth Stud on Frame
  • Locked Bearings
  • Movable lifting lugs on larger sizes
  • High Quality Paint System used
  • Bearings from SKF, FAG, NSK and NTN
  • Large Terminal Box for Easy Connection

Force Vent Unit Product Details:

Drive-Tek Force Vent Units are manufactured to the highest standard using high quality components with high volume flow using flow-optimised design and rust resistant materials

With inside Diameter of 312mm Frame Size D160L

*** When fitting to none Drive-Tek or Teco Inverter Rated Motor then consideration to the internal depth must be taken into account. To stop the rear end of the motor fouling with the internal fan. Please see dimention AF1 The force vent is supplied with optional extension tube to increase depth by 60mm Approx to allow for Encoder provision see AF2

Part Number: IEC160 / I/Dia312mm

Drive-Tek Force Vent Unit Features:

  • Fit Drive-Tek or Teco LVED Inverter rated AC Motors or motors with 312mm diameter fixing holes
  • Frame Size D160L
  • Optional extension tube supplied ***
  • Can be used with 230V 1PH AC or 400V 3PH AC
  • Optional extension tube to fit over Encoder if required
  • Inside Diameter of 312mm
  • High volume flow through flow-optimised design
  • Modular system for various applications
  • Sufficient clearance to allow fitting of an Encoder if required
  • EMC-compliant
  • Very good vibration resistance due to robust sheet-metal/die cast housing
  • Galvanized sheet metal, seawater-resistant die cast alloy
  • cURus certified
  • Consistent IP66 protection for all versions
  • Finished RAL7032 Gloss to match TECO LVED and Drive-Tek motors

Drive-Tek Force Vent Units are supplied as standard with a capacitor so they can be wired as 230V 1PH AC or 400V 3PH AC which is very useful if being stocked as a spare part as one unit covers both 1/3PH motor supply

Drive Tek Force Vent Unit
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Drive-Tek Force Ventilation Units are designed to fit the the Drive-Tek range of AC motors in frame sizes from D63 to D160 (0.18kW to 18.5kW) (max 15kw 4pole) they can be supplied fitted to the motor of your choice or retro fitted by yourself. The Force Vent Unit has the option of an extension tube to extend the length if an encoder is fitted. Please be aware that different manufactures have different dimensions for the fitting of fan cowls and these are designed to fit the Drive-Tek range of motors we can supply Force Vent units to fit other brands on request.

Standard AC motors are designed for fixed speed operation and when used in conjunction with an AC Drive (inverter) they are subject to conditions which invariably reduce motor performance and life. Typically standard AC motors can operate over a 4: 1 speed range (50 to 12.5Hz) beyond this it is necessary to allow for lack of cooling due to the motor fan running slower and excess heat being created within the motor with the result of burning out the motor.

The easiest way to overcome this problem is to fit a Drive-Tek Forced Vent unit which is an independently powered fan unit that replaces the standard motor fan. The Drive-Tek Force Vent Unit overblows a constant stream of air over the motor and ensures optimal cooling regardless of operating speed.

Typically using a Drive-Tek Force Ventilation Unit with a standard AC Motor and a mid-range AC Drive (Inverter) then a 20:1 (50 to 2.5Hz) speed range should be possible without heat damaging the motor and with a high performance AC Drive (Inverter) and closed loop feedback (Encoder) then 100:1 speed range would be possible. Often referred to as a Inverter rated AC Motor or Variable Speed AC Motor(Always check the AC Inverter Drive performance figures)

Drive-Tek Incremental Encoder Features

  • PPR (Pulses per Revolution) 1024 ppr
  • Bore Type: 14mm Through Bore
  • Protection: IP65
  • Operating Temperature: -20°C to +100°C
  • Maximum Speed: 7500rpm continuous
  • Torque: 0.0008Nm
  • Shaft Loading: Flexible Mounted (supplied)
  • Cable: 5 metres Screened, oil and salt water
  • Impulse Frequency: 800KHz (Max)
  • Current Consumption: 40mA without load
  • Model Drive-Tek 60HA
  • Hollow Shaft 14mm Diameter Bore
  • Standard pulses are 1024PPR or 2048PPR (other pulses available on request)
  • Supply Voltage 5-32VDC

The Drive-Tek 60HA encoder is designed to fit directly on to the motor shaft or any shaft where position, direction, or velocity information is needed. The advanced electronics provides superior performance and high noise immunity. The Drive-Tek encoder features a simple clamp mount for easy mounting on a 14mm diameter shaft, other hollow bore sizes available on request, whilst a universal anti-rotation flex mount maintains housing stability. Alternatively, if body rotation is required, there is the option of rotatable mounting on a fixed radius instead.

Drive Tek Encoder from Transdrive Engineering
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Two anti-rotation devices available

  • Slotted Universal Radius Mounting Option
  • Fixed Radius Mounting Option
Encoder Mounting Option