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Automation, Control & Plant Intelligence News Updates   |   September, 2008
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms Releases Two New Large Spindle Motors At IMTS

150kW and 200kW Output Motors Offer High Efficiency With A Compact Design

Chicago, IL, September 11, 2008 GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a unit of GE Enterprise Solutions, today announced the availability of two new Large Spindle Motors with 150kW (3000RPM) and 200kW (2000RPM) rated output. The new high power spindle offerings are based on the successful AiS servo motor design and features; synchronous internal permanent magnet construction, high-resolution encoder feedback, standard amplifiers and legendary GE Fanuc reliability.
These new motors are perfect in the retrofit of large CNC machines that used DC or large induction motors and industries such as Oil & Gas or Shipbuilding where large parts require high spindle power. GE Fanuc will be displaying the line-up of large spindles at IMTS 2008, Booth A-8418, along with our impressive array of CNC, servos and amplifiers.

“These large spindle motors are in addition to the full line-up of GE Fanuc spindles,” said Paul Webster, CNC Product Manager for GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms. “Now, GE Fanuc can cover the range for .5kW to 200kW with its high performance spindle offering. This enables customers from very small mini-mills to huge lathes for the oil/gas industry to take advantage of the performance and reliability of a GE Fanuc spindle system.”

The new motors feature high power, compact size, standard components and synchronous internal permanent magnet design. The use of tandem control allows the motors to be operated on multiple smaller amplifiers that regenerate power back to line, this capability saves significant electrical energy costs and the use of standard amplifiers make components readily available.
“These are very large motors but are based on the design of smaller servo motors so, they are very high efficiency and have a compact design,” continued Webster. “They are energy efficient and flexible so companies should find that they fit in virtually every situation where high spindle power is required.”
The motors are available now.

About GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, a joint venture between General Electric (NYSE: GE) and FANUC LTD of Japan, is a high-performance technology company and a global provider of hardware, software, services, expertise and experience in automation and embedded computing, with products employed in virtually every industry, including manufacturing automation, defense, automotive, telecommunications, healthcare and aerospace. GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms is a worldwide company head-quartered in Charlottesville, VA, and is part of GE Enterprise Solutions. For more information, visit http://www.gefanuc.com.
For more information contact:

Elli Holman
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, Public Relations Manager
t: +1 508 698 7456
m: +1 508 298 8306
e: elli.holman@gefanuc.com





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