Tachogenerators Guide - Example of an AC Tachogenerator

AC Tachogenerator Brushless Rectified to DC

Brushless to DC Tachogenerator

Applications include

Material Handling

  • Construction cranes
  • Container gantry cranes (for loading and unloading cargo ships
  • Harbour cranes (Very Large Cranes)
  • Floating cranes
  • Semi-automatic gantry cranes
  • Ship cranes PSL (Parallel Side Loaders)
  • Forklifts
  • Lifting portal bridge
  • Rising portals

Manufacturing machines for

  • Aviation materials
  • Tires
  • Cables
  • Tissue, textile
  • Carpets
  • Cement
  • Packaging material
  • Sweets
  • Glass industry

Special machines

  • For bill (money) destruction
  • For naval construction
  • For graphical industry
  • In automotive production
  • Machine tools
  • Reforming machines
  • Laser cutting machines
  • Wafer machines
  • Rotating table (raising and lowering function, used at fairs)
  • Bottling machines
  • Medical instruments
  • Suction dredgers
  • Dredging barges

Closed loop systems

  • Mounted on DC motors for motion control
  • DC drives require analog or digital input
  • Resellers of Motors/Drives may purchase separately, or need support for special apps.
  • Resellers of gearboxes/brakes

Brake control

  • Trains (Carriage, locomotives, wagon)
  • Metro
  • Tramway

Energy

  • Small power stations
  • Co-generation alternators
  • Turbines
  • Wind power generators
  • Electricity production (AC tachogenerators)

Cable systems

  • Lifts and Escalators
  • Ski lifts
  • Cable car
  • Chair lifts, T-bar lifts

Transportation of the persons

  • Elevators
  • Escalators
  • Automatic guided vehicle (AGV)
  • Electrical wheel chairs
  • Ticket passages (in the subway for instance)
  • Merry-go-rounds

Positioning systems

  • Production robots
  • Small robots like handling robots, welding robots
  • Sorting systems (mail sorting in post offices and baggage sorting in airports)
  • Satellite antenna systems for ships
  • Flatbed scanners
  • Pick and place machines mainly machines for SMT technology (SMD components)
  • Industrial Ink-Jet printers
  • Military material (tanks)
  • Machines for linear positioning

Paper Industry

  • Paper mills
  • Printing machines (newspapers)
  • Paper cutting machines
  • Card box manufacturing

Materials production/transformation

  • Cold forming press
  • Hot rolling lines
  • Steel plants
  • Plastic processing works
  • Offshore installations
  • Refineries
  • Chemical plants
  • Enameling lines
  • Composting plants
  • “Float” glass