Delta Promotes Sustainable Smart Manufacturing at Automation Taipei

Delta Electronics Corp. participated at the Taipei International Industrial Automation Exhibition 2022 (Automation Taipei 2022) with the theme of “Sustainable Smart Manufacturing for a Changing World”. Automation Taipei was held from August 24 to 27 at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan. With its focus on Smart Factory Solutions, Delta exhibited topics including Smart Machine Building & Integration, Process Automation, and Smart Automation Products.

During the exhibition, Delta introduced new solutions for the high-speed fluid industry, which adopts magnetic levitation technologies. Besides, Delta integrated warehouse management and material control systems and presented a comprehensive smart warehouse logistics solution to fulfill customers’ growing needs for intralogistics. In addition, Delta also showcased innovative power solutions for smart manufacturing under the theme “Empower Your Smart Green Factory”. It also highlighted industrial power supplies with up to 95 percent efficiency, wireless charging system for automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and on-line 1U rack uninterrupted power supply (UPS).

Delta Electronics showcased sustainable smart manufacturing in Automation Taipei.

Carbon Reduction, Zero Emission as Mega Trends

Andy Liu, general manager of Delta’s Industrial Automation Business Group (IABG), pointed out that since many global agencies have proposed carbon emission policies and goals, energy savings and sustainability have become keywords in the industry, and are affecting manufacturers’ decision-making for the future.

Observing this trend, Delta has leveraged its more than half-century of solid technical capabilities and extensive experience in green manufacturing and has introduced multiple energy-saving products, such as the Advanced Multi-axis AC Servo System ASDA-W3, which integrates multi-axis control and features modular design and reuses regenerative power for production efficiency enhancement and environmental sustainability. Also, the Open-loop Variable-torque Standard Drive with predictive maintenance (PdM) of key components to help users pre-schedule maintenance for stable operation.

Jimmy Yiin, general manager of Delta’s Power and System Business Group (PSBG), said that carbon reduction and net zero are the mega trends for manufacturing industry. Power solutions need to keep enhancing in terms of efficiency, power density, stability and scalability. To meet the demands of global customers, Delta never ceased the pace of innovation on power solutions, and the recently launched industrial wireless charging system for AGVs and autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) is a good example to upgrade equipment and realize smart, autonomous logistics in factories. Delta will continue to launch more advanced power solutions with high efficiency, stability and energy savings to ensure a sustainable development and greener world.

High-Speed Fluid Machinery Solution

Energy saving is equivalent to carbon emissions reduction for manufacturing production. Above all, fluid control is one of the applications attracting increased awareness of its industrial carbon emissions. In response, Delta presented the brand-new High-Speed Fluid Machinery Solution at Automation Taipei 2022.

The solution adopts magnetic levitation technologies, which avoid bearing friction loss when the fluid machine transfers high rotating speed to flow and pressures. Compared to traditional volume-type compressors, the refrigerating capacity is higher under the same energy-consumption conditions. Besides high speed, high efficiency, and energy saving, the solution features a direct drive structure and one-button tuning function, which helps save space and tuning time. In addition to water, electricity, oil, and gas control, Delta is exhibiting green solutions, such as for water purifying and HVAC, to help customers plan for smart green upgrades and achieve new age sustainable smart manufacturing.

Smart Factory and Machine Building Solution

In terms of smart factory and machine building, Delta demonstrated loading/unloading solutions for the electronics industry, 5-axis machining and automatic loading/unloading solutions for the machine tool industry, a rubber & plastics industry solution, and its widely applied servo press solution.

Besides these industry solutions, Delta also exhibited its Smart Warehousing & Logistics Solution for electronics assembly and other production involving many materials. Integrating the Warehousing Management System DIAWMS and Material Control System DIAMCS, the solution syncs warehousing equipment and material data to provide a dashboard with yield statistic analytics for dynamic warehousing systematic management and transparent inventory status. As to logistics on smart production lines, Delta’s MOOVair Series Wireless Charging System realizes fully autonomous charging for AGVs.

Delta presents a wide array of green solution for companies’ smart factory platform.

Delta also presented its Smart Automation Products and Application Packs, that includes drives, servo systems, PLC motion control systems, sensors, meters, machine vision, and others. These include the newly debuted Advanced Multi-axis AC Servo System ASDA-W3, Open-loop Variable-torque Standard Drive VP3000, and CODESYS Motion Controller AX-2 and AX-3.

At Delta’s booth, visitors also witnessed demos of its Linear Motor Driven Mini Rotary Actuator LPR for electrics parts assembly, semiconductor assembly and testing, and Z-axis production precision applications in the optical lens industry. The LPR is capable of simultaneous linear and rotational functions operation and features a soft-landing function, which makes it suitable for fast, precise, and stable positioning with precise force control. Another demo highlight is the Linear Motor Type Insertion Machine DI-H100, which adopts Delta’s self-developed linear motors and encoders with zero friction and zero backlash features. The DI-H100 can complete high speed and high precision motion and supports multiple imported materials packaging and supply. There are also more demos at Delta’s booth for visitors to gain a vivid understanding of smart factory operations.

During Automation Taipei 2022, Delta arranged three booth tour sessions and two seminars every day. The seminars covered topics of servo screwdriver applications, digital transformation guides for machine makers, SMT solution packs, auto-warehouse logistics, green smart facility solutions, and others. 

Delta’s Exhibit Highlights at Automation Taipei 2022

Advanced Multi-axis AC Servo System ASDA-W3

Extending the advantages of high performance, high resolution, and high responsivity, the Advanced Multi-axis Control AC Servo System ASDA-W3 integrates multi-axis control and adopts a modular design for flexibility to lower the space and implementation threshold. Regarding energy saving, the ASDA-W3 features a built-in common DC bus and energy-saving module to regenerate reusable power to optimize energy utilization efficiency. In addition, the ASDA-W3 supports high-speed synchronous motion control capable of completing multi-axis linear, radius, rifle, interpolation, and multi-gantry motions with a host controller that achieves excellent tracking. Moreover, the ASDA-W3 implements STO functionality with a SIL3 rating for a safe operational environment.

Smart Application Products are on display.

Open-loop Variable-torque Standard Drive VP3000

Delta’s Open-loop Variable-torque Standard Drive VP3000 is designed to enhance fluid machine operation efficiency and reduce inverter harmonic wave distribution. The VP3000 features excellent driving performance and stability and supports high-efficiency synchronous reluctance motors. The VP3000 also has a self-detection function for key components, which helps users pre-schedule maintenance to ensure the stable operation of the machines. In addition, the VP3000 covers a wide power range of 0.75 to 630kW, which is suitable for multiple demands, such as fans, pumps, HVAC, water supply, compressors, and other variable-torque application machines. Moreover, the heavy power models can mount durable and easy-to-maintain floor-type modules, which increase space utilization and simplify assembly for easier and faster operation.

DIN Rail Power Supply Force-GT Series

To ensure stable and efficient power supply for factory equipment, Delta launches the new DIN rail power supply Force-GT Series. The Series features -30℃ to 70℃ wide range operating temperature and -40℃ cold start, and is suitable for harsh industrial environments. The Force-GT can be applied to semi-conductor equipment, industrial robots, renewable energy facilities and charging stations.

MOOVair Wireless Charging System

For AGV, AMR, and other industrial transporting vehicles, Delta presented MOOVair Wireless Charging System (1kW) with point-to-point contactless power transmission efficiency up to 93 percent. It enables automatic charging within a 2cm air gap range and supports various 24V/48V battery charging. The system features lightweight of only 1.5kg for on-board charger to reduce power consumption of transporting vehicles, and is convenient to install to both new and existing equipment to realize autonomous factory logistics.

On-Line 1U Rack UPS

On-Line 1U Rack UPS is designed for monitoring centers and data centers in smart factories. It supplies power to the systems while saving backup power with Lead-acid or lithium batteries to extend power supply for about 5-10 minutes when an unexpected power outage occurs. This helps to backup data in time and avoid information loss. Compared to 2U rack UPS, the slim-designed product saves 42 percent installation space, reducing rack volume and weight. With high power density and 92 percent power conversion efficiency, the online UPS reduces power consumption by 4 percent under line mode and 6% percent under battery mode.