Open Loop Vector Provides Special Features for Increased Safety and Efficiency
Manufacturing | Hoisting & Lifting Equipment | By Columbus McKinnon | Jun 20, 2023
Columbus McKinnon’s Yale® YK™ and Shaw-Box® SK™ electric wire rope hoists are now available with open loop vector control (OLV) in 460V and capacities up to 30 tons. Open loop vector control units come equipped with premier Magnetek® brand IMPULSE®•G+ Mini variable frequency drives (VFDs) that feature a modern design and offer reliable, user-friendly controls. By combining these VFDs with 4-pole OLV motors, YK and SK electric wire rope hoists are now a more flexible solution and enable more precise lifting as compared to models with 2-speed control at a more affordable price point than closed loop vector (CLV) control. Since providing the safest solutions to our customers is a priority, OLV hoists also come standard with paddle limit switches, six-position electronic operation limits, and an overspeed/direction sensor to ensure the load is always in control.
Benefits of Open Loop Vector Control
Featuring a 3-year standard warranty, OLV models provide more precise load control, increased duty cycles, easy troubleshooting, and extended service life for wearable components such as brakes, motors, and wire rope as compared to single-speed or 2-speed hoists. Additionally, the Intelli-Connect™ Mobile: Wireless Drive Monitoring, Analytics, and Configuration option can be integrated so operational data, fault codes, speed adjustments, and more are accessible right from the plant floor. There is no need to go up to the hoist, eliminating costly and potentially dangerous conditions.
Benefits of Open Loop Vector VFDs
Magnetek Variable Frequency Drives lead the industry and are known for their user-friendly controls and extensive, integrated safety features. Available on OLV YK and SK hoists, Magnetek IMPULSE•G+ Mini drives provide numerous features that increase the precision, safety, and performance of these wire rope hoists. The drives and hoists are specially designed to work together for optimal performance and provide:
Open loop vector, closed loop vector, and 2-speed YK and SK electric wire rope hoists are now available for configuration in our Compass™ configurator (note: Compass is available to distributors only).