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Kinesys launches Evo chain hoist controller

At prolight + sound show 2009, Frankfurt, Germany, Kinesys launched its Evo speed chain hoist controller which is exhibited along with the latest products in the Libra Loadcell range.
Kinesys Evo ControllerApproved to BGV C1, the Evo offers true zero speed performance – allowing the motors to “hover” without brakes being applied for the most subtle of slow movement cues and instantaneous reaction. There are also a multitude of safety and user features.
An integrated loadcell provides precise load information for both controller and the operator, while incremental and absolute encoders offer ultra accurate and secure positioning.  An innovative data and emergency stop system ensures Category 4 safety, removing the need for custom power distribution. 
Standard 32A 3 phase Ceeform power can be daisy chained through the controllers for easy cabling, and communication is via high-speed Ethernet.  User-friendly features and real flexibility are a cornerstone of all Kinesys designs and an on-board display as well as manual controls are inbuilt to the Evo controller.
A rugged HDPE (high-density polyethylene) enclosure houses the controller, offering truss and rack mounting variations, all possible within the same case.
The Evo is compatible with Kinesys K2 software and either 1000kg 12m/min and 500kg 24m/min hoist options are available. The universal controller can be used with either size of hoist which in turn can be used motor-up or motor-down with no alterations required.
Kinesys will also be exhibiting products in their Libra loadcell range such as the Shackle Loadcell, Basic and Professional power supplies and the PC software.
The Libra loadcell comes in the form of a shackle with a load sensing pin. Currently 3.25 tonne and 4.75 tonne versions are offered, both with a 5:1 safety factor.  A Libra loadcell can either be connected directly to a Kinesys Elevation 1+ giving feedback about the motor being controlled by the Elevation, or daisy-chained together with other Libras and connected to an interface unit positioned on the floor. 
A PC is connected to the interface via USB or Ethernet, and all the loads can be clearly viewed onscreen. The software package also contains numerous other useful features including the logging of weights, warning and overload settings for both underload and overload, multiple grouping options and the option to select several different views for live load monitoring.
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