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Mark VII Utilizes Latest Technology to Obtain Best Performance


October 31, 2006 (KING OF PRUSSIA, PA) – Officials of Philadelphia Gear Corporation announce the introduction of the Mark VII controller, the newest in a series of electronic controllers developed for the company’s Synchrotorque brand of variable speed and soft-start hydroviscous drives.


Featuring simplified construction and the latest technology, the Mark VII controller “is user-friendly, reliable, and versatile,” according to Jules DeBaecke, vice president of engineering at Philadelphia Gear. “It offers our customers an easy way to maintain a desired clutch output condition – whether it be speed, torque, flow or pressure – with more ease than previous models.”

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The new Mark VII requires no software programming and features advanced modular electronic components for ease of maintenance and accessibility. “Significant to the redesign is the absence of the motherboard which required complex troubleshooting and repair procedures,” said DeBaecke. “Now damaged modular components can be easily isolated, diagnosed and replaced on a ‘plug-and-play’ basis.” The Mark VII can also replace any previous Mark Series Controller with no modifications. As a new system, it can be configured as a stand-alone installation or to fit into a standard 19’’ rack.


Debaecke added that the controller offers greater security with its three levels of access to more critical controller functions. “A special four-digit access code, one for each level of access must be entered,” he explained. For alarm and shutdown conditions, operators can choose from a number of parameters to alarm or shutdown the system. Methods include: maintain last signal, preset deceleration rate, emergency stop, or any special ramp.


For more information on the Mark VII Controller and its benefits, contact a Philadelphia Gear Representative.


A founding member of the American Gear Manufacturers Association (AGMA), Philadelphia Gear offers products and services found in use worldwide; from conveyor gear drives used in long wall coal mining operations, to emergency repair services critical to the power generation industries. The company serves thousands of customers across the globe from its regional service and manufacturing facilities in New Castle, DE; Birmingham, AL; Chicago, IL; Houston, TX; and Los Angeles, CA. Philadelphia Gear is headquartered in King of Prussia, PA.


For more information, call 800-766-5120, fax 610-337-5637.




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