PHILADELPHIA GEAR ANNOUNCES AVAILABILITY
OF NEWEST CONTROLLER
Mark VII Utilizes Latest Technology to Obtain Best
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 companys 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.
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,
For more information, call 800-766-5120, fax