As a leading distributor of industrial automation technology in South Africa, Motiontronic is proud to announce its partnership with Inovance Technology Europe and the release of the MD800. This AC multidrive is specifically designed to address the evolving needs of South African OEMs, providing them with a highly flexible and scalable multidrive solution in a compact form factor.

The MD800 features a modular design that enables up to eight drives to be powered by a single rectifier on one rack, with energy sharing through a common DC bus. With comprehensive functionality, including individual Safe Torque Off (STO) on each drive, the MD800 can control both PM and induction motors using a single software package. The product also offers a +24 V DC control backup supply and a wide range of fieldbus and I/O expansion option cards.

Not only is the MD800 highly cost-effective, but it also significantly reduces the total cost of ownership. Its user-friendly pluggable connectors slash installation costs, while reduced wiring and fewer external components lead to faster build times. Built to withstand the harshest industrial environments, the MD800 is equipped with 3C3 and 3S2 conformal coating, operates within a temperature range of -20 to 60°C, handles altitudes of up to 4000 meters, and features a separate cooling channel for the heatsink.

Our director, Bradley Douglas, is excited about the partnership with Inovance, stating that the MD800 is the most compact and flexible multidrive available today, offering cost-effective solutions to the South African market. He looks forward to demonstrating how the MD800 can enhance efficiency and productivity in manufacturing operations.

David Bedford Guaus, Inovance’s global strategic marketing manager said, “We are thrilled to be working with Motion Tronic. Their strong experience in the industrial automation industry allows them to deliver expert service to customers. That level of localised expertise, coupled with our advanced Inovance automation products, is an offer we think many South African OEMs will find very interesting.”

With Motion Tronic and Inovance’s collaborative efforts, the MD800 presents a groundbreaking multidrive solution that empowers South African OEMs to achieve superior performance and maximize their operational efficiency.