Some suppliers have made the decision to review their product lines and have discontinued small DC Drives in their ranges. Pre-pandemic, we were aware that a certain manufacturer took the decision to discontinue their larger DC Drives. Recently we have seen a surge of enquiries seeking available alternatives for smaller DC drives due to a further manufacturer stopping production.
Small analogue DC drives are still widely installed in numerous applications throughout the globe. Should an application be upgraded or a drive needing replacing our customers are reporting that it is becoming increasingly difficult to find a manufacturer who builds to order and holds stock.
They tell us that this has been exacerbated recently by a major drives manufacturer rationalising their range and ceasing production of DC motor controllers below a certain rating. Sprint Electric DC drives are available as low as 0.35HP / 0.25KW / 3.4A.
As well as Parker (also badged as SSD & Eurotherm Drives) discontinuing their small drives, Control Techniques had already taken the decision to stop manufacturing analogue drives some years ago.
DON’T GET STRESSED! REPLACE!
Whether you are looking to retrofit existing DC motor applications and finding that the drive has been discontinued or are sourcing a low-cost drive solution to control small brushed shunt wound and permanent magnet DC motors consider Sprint Electric drives.
We have low cost, open chassis-mount or DIN rail mounted DC Drives. Our open chassis-mount drives have been upgraded to include a cover and additional signal terminals to the top edge.
SPRINT ELECTRIC DC DRIVE EQUIVALENTS:
Discontinued small DC Drive Parker 506 can be replaced with Sprint Electric 340i
Discontinued small DC Drive Parker 507 can be replaced with Sprint Electric 680i
Discontinued small DC Drive Parker 508 can be replaced with Sprint Electric 1220i
N.B. Sprint Electric replacement drives have comparable speed and current loops and if using one of the 340i, 680i or 1220i versions, have the advantage of slightly higher current plus the advantage that the drives are isolated.
Discontinued small DC Drives Parker 512 & Parker 512C can be replaced with Sprint Electric 3200i
N.B. The max current for the 512/512C is 32A in Parker’s 8, 16 &32 versions whereas Sprint Electric’s 3200i is also built in 8, 16 & 32 versions plus the advantage of a higher current (48A).
Discontinued small DC Drives Parker 514 & Parker 514C can be replaced with Sprint Electric 3600XRi
N.B. The 514/514C was built in 4, 8, 16 & 32 versions whereas Sprint Electric’s 3600XRi is also built in 4, 8, 16 & 32 versions plus a higher current, 36A version.
Discontinued small DC Drive Control Techniques Puma can be replaced with Sprint Electric 400
Discontinued small DC Drive Control Techniques Lynx can be replaced with Sprint Electric 3200i
Discontinued small DC Drive Control Techniques 4Q2 can be replaced with Sprint Electric 3600XRi
We are confident that replacement drives can always be found. All our DC drives are manufactured in UK, wherever possible using locally sourced parts guaranteeing quality and availability.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for help on how you can find direct replacements for small analogue DC Drives available from stock now for fast delivery.