Drive Solutions

Mechatronics for Production and Logistics

  • Edwin Kiel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Pages 1-5
  3. Edwin Kiel, Stefan Witte
    Pages 7-73
  4. Johann Peter Vogt, Carsten Fräger, Thorsten Gaubisch, Edwin Kiel, Sven Hilfert, Stefan Witte et al.
    Pages 75-255
  5. Sven Hilfert, Frank Erbs, Sabine Driehaus, Karl-Heinz Weber, Andreas Diekmann, Karsten Lüchtefeld et al.
    Pages 257-458
  6. Olaf Götz, Sebastian Lülsdorf, Mathias Stöwer, Volker Bockskopf
    Pages 459-497
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 499-537

About this book


Highly automated production and logistics facilities require mechatronic drive solutions. This book describes in which way the industrial production and logistics work and shows the structure of the drive solutions required for this purpose.

The functionality of the mechanical and electronic elements of a drive system including the software is described, and their basic dimensioning principles are explained. Furthermore the authors outline the engineering, reliability, and important aspects of the life cycle.

The great number of applications within the fields of conveying and material handling technology in continuous and cycled production lines and for machining processes are divided into twelve drive solutions. They comprise the motor, the inverter with its software, the gearbox, and mechanical drive elements. The specific requirements and the functionality of these twelve solutions are presented. The authors focus on the energy conversion with controlled electric drive systems.

Dr. Edwin Kiel (49) has been working in the field of controlled electric drives since he has completed his studies of electrical engineering (TU Braunschweig). 1994 he was received the Dr.-Ing. degree from Prof. Leonhard. He has been working at Lenze since 1998 and is director of innovation there. Dr. Kiel is an acknowledged expert in the fields of automation, mechatronics in production machines, and in the field of electric drive technology.

Lenze: innovative solutions

Being an expert for drive and automation technology, Lenze offers mechatronic drive solutions with scalable products and automation systems, including the corresponding range of services offered. The group of companies comprises more than 30 subsidiaries worldwide with production plants in Europe, China, and the US. Altogether Lenze employs about 3,300 employees, more than 300 of them are working in the field of research and development.


Getriebe automation control drive applications electrical drives inverter logistics mechatronics motor production

Editors and affiliations

  • Edwin Kiel
    • 1
  1. 1.Lenze AGAerzenDeutschland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-76704-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-76705-3
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