NORTH CANTON, Ohio — The Timken Company announced the latest release of the MARK 8 Synchrotorque Control System for use with variable speed and soft-start hydroviscous drives.
Convenient operation along with ease of maintenance and monitoring were key goals of this upgrade. The user-friendly interface and built-in screen replace the previous external laptop control. The modular construction uses simplified field wiring connections as well as remote networking and I/O capabilities.
Software updates can now be completed using a USB thumb drive, with an Ethernet connection option also available. Diagnostics are presented as an easy-to-read line graph which allows for precision fine tuning. System troubleshooting is faster with the new alarm/fault log database that captures up to 100 faults to help recognize and resolve potential issues more quickly.
With more than a half-dozen enhancements, the new design improves the operator experience and ensures that the desired clutch output – be it speed, torque or pressure – is precisely managed to help control variable speed applications or help maintain an even, slow start for high-torque, high-load installations. Philadelphia Gear engineers drew from over 50 years of experience to develop this latest version.
To learn more or to watch a video of the new Mark 8 controller in action, visit http://philagear.com/mark_eight.shtm.
The Timken Company: www.timken.com