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November 2023
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Sprint to present breakthrough AC drive technology at SPS technical forum

The Generis AC regeneration drive will be introduced at SPS via a series of daily technical presentations by Neill Drennan on the 14-16th of November. These presentations will explain to attendees how Generis improves productivity and both regenerates and saves energy.

The technical presentations will be held on each day of the show:

  • Forum Hall 6, Tuesday, November 14, 09:50 am – 10:10 am
  • Forum Hall 8, Wednesday, November 15, 10:20 am – 10:40 am
  • Forum Hall 6, Thursday, November 16, 12:30 pm – 12:50 pm

The Benefits of Generis

The energy savings over a traditional AC drive will create huge savings for Generis customers, especially for applications that require four quadrant control. The simultaneous reduction of CO2 will create significant emission improvements for our customers.

About Neill Drennan

Neill Drennan is the business development manager at Sprint Electric. Neill joined the Sprint team five years ago and has built his entire career within the industrial automation industry.  He has a established pedigree of specialist knowledge gained over 23 years at Parker SSD together with experience working at SIEI UK, Eurotherm Drives and Renold Electronics.

Neill Drennan

Ground-breaking Technology

Neill comments: “Generis offers four quadrant control, unity power factor, minimal input current distortion and low input current harmonics; all of which produce a high level of efficiency when comparing Generis to all other AC drives.

“This results in a significant reduction in wear and tear, improving maintenance costs and reducing downtime over the product lifecycle. Generis is aimed towards industries including converting, metals, print and packaging; with the goal of simplifying control without compromising performance,” said Neill.

History of Sprint

Sprint Electric has vast experience in the global drives market. Sprint manufacture a wide range of digital DC motor control solutions up to 1MW covering both single phase and three phase, regenerative and non-regenerative applications. With Generis, Sprint is expanding its offering to include AC drive regeneration technology into their established markets.

The business recently secured investments totalling £2.5m to help enter the AC VSD (variable-speed drives) market with this new product. The team has been developing the new drive over the past five years in partnership with University of Nottingham as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership.

Sprint at SPS

Generis will be displayed for the first time on the Sprint Electric stand (Hall 4, 340) at the SPS exhibition, in Nuremberg. If you are not able to attend a presentation, please contact Neill Drennan who will be pleased to discuss Generis with you in detail.



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