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The year in review | 2018 at KEB America

Jonathan Bullick | January 2nd, 2019

Welcome to 2019! Here at KEB America we’re very excited for the new year and all it will bring. New technology primed for modern motion control and automation continues to be our focus – we want to be the first thing you think of when it comes to building a cutting-edge system.

But before we jump into that, let’s take a look at what we accomplished in 2018. What a great year. We had some compelling blog posts, new product releases, and our employees gave back to our community here in Shakopee, MN.

Original content – news and information

Through our blog, YouTube channel, and social media pages our customers and fans can find content created by KEB America. Here are some of the most-liked pieces from the last twelve months.

Brake chopper circuits in VFDs – Braking circuits are essential to the proper operation of systems that employ a variable frequency drive (VFD) and electric motor controlling a high inertia load…

Remote monitoring for elevators – Slowly, elevators and escalators are intersecting with the “Internet of Things” (IoT)…

VFD Storage and Capacitor Reforming – For production and manufacturing atmospheres, a machine down can be a painful event. In this article, we will cover proper VFD storage and capacitor reforming to make the situation a bit easier on you and your customers…

Educational videos

As we develop new technologies we find value in passing along education to our followers. Whether you’re a C-level decision-maker for your company or an engineering student looking for a visual representation of a motion control concept we hope these videos will be useful for you.

You can view all of our Lightboard Lessons on YouTube.

Connecting with other experts

In addition to sharing knowledge through our own channels, we know it’s important to reach out to other experts in the field. By working with respected publications like Control Design, Elevator World, and Design World we’re able to be part of the bigger conversation happening between designers and OEMs around the world.

New in 2018

This year we issued more press releases than any previous year. Here’s a quick look at the products and technologies we debuted in 2018.

MQTT and 4G technology for the C6 Router

Safety PLC, IO, and software for Functional Safety in automation

Safe Motion in drives

KEB America facility receives ISO 9001:2015 certification

S6K drive now available with VARAN fieldbus

We’re already planning product releases for 2019, as well as some big projects here at KEB HQ that we know you’ll be interested in. Stay subscribed to our social media pages to be sure you catch all the news right away!

KEB in our community

Over the last year KEB America has partnered with local agency CAP to provide food and supplies to our neighbors in Shakopee and the surrounding cities. KEB employees donated over 200 pounds of food and many bags of household supplies to CAP. Caring for our neighbors is just one way we can give back to the community that we call home.

We’re looking into the coming months with anticipation as we build a more connected, automated future for the world of industrial manufacturing.

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