SETCON for New Drives and Retrofits

For constructing new drive systems, SETCON represents the best solution for high energy savings and low investment costs. Due to the reduced package seize, lower oil volume/oil cooling, minor heat generation/air conditioning and pipework, the investments will be minimized.

Furthermore, the Main Drive can be downsized by up to 20% of total power rating, influencing total project costs positively.

For Retrofits SETCON can be implemented into existing drive systems without repositioning main components in most cases. By replacing e.g. a hydro-dynamic Coupling, the Main Drive as well as the Driven Machine remain in an original state. Both the mechanical and electrical interfaces are ideally matched to replace existing drives.

SETCON has the potential to boost both efficiency and performance and to ensure a sustainable and reliabel operation.

For constructing new drive systems, SETCON represents the best solution for high energy savings and low investment costs. Due to the reduced package seize, lower oil volume/oil cooling, minor heat generation/air conditioning and pipework, the investments will be minimized.

Furthermore, the Main Drive can be downsized by up to 20% of total power rating, influencing total project costs positively.

For Retrofits SETCON can be implemented into existing drive systems without repositioning main components in most cases. By replacing e.g. a hydro-dynamic Coupling, the Main Drive as well as the Driven Machine remain in an original state. Both the mechanical and electrical interfaces are ideally matched to replace existing drives.

SETCON has the potential to boost both efficiency and performance and to ensure a sustainable and reliabel operation.

SET presents SETCON

Recently SET carried out an organisational repositioning process. Due to a new market segmentation, supply structure and product identity, SET is introducing a new product name for its industrial EMDS Technology:SETCON® is based on SET´s in-house core technology and will replace the product name Contron. Furthermore, SETCON® guarantees highest quality, durability and maximum reliability to its customers. A newly developed footprint optimisation makes SETCON® more flexible than ever and gives a competitive advantage for new project implementations. Especially for retrofit projects SETCON® integration and replacement of existing drive concepts have never been so simple and cost saving before.

SETCON® will be developed, manufactured and tested at SET GmbH in Austria, in the heart of Europe. This will assure a high added value due to unique technological leadership and extensive experience in drive-train technology.

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FACTORY: Kärntner Drehzahlregler

In the latest issue of magazine „FACTORY“ the electro-mechanical differential system of SET and the project in cooperation with Sulzer (Deutschland) Pump GmbH at the PCK Refinery in Schwedt, Germany is presented. To read the whole article, please klick [here].

MaschinenMarkt: Innovative Dreh-Zahlregelung

The Austrian professional journal “MaschinenMarkt” has published the new drive technology CONTRON(Today SETCON®) by SET GmbH in its latest issue. Mr. Maximilian Hehenberger, the head of business development and sales at SET GmbH, presents this innovative solution in his article with the title ”Innovative Dreh-Zahlregelung”. To read the whole article, please klick [here]

SET GmbH has been nominated for the Carinthian Innovation and Research Prize 2016

Since 1991, the Kärntner Wirtschaftswährungsfonds (KWF) has been awarding the Carinthian Innovation and Research Prize. Each year a jury is distinguishing highly innovative Carinthian companies in three categories:

  • micro enterprises
  • small and medium-sized businesses
  • major enterprises

On 24th November 2016 SET GmbH has been nominated for this prize in the category “small and medium-sized businesses” with our outstanding project “Variable Speed Electro-Mechanical Gearbox”. It has to be mentioned that we were the only company of our sector which was nominated at the award ceremony in the Lakeside Park Klagenfurt. This nomination proves that SET GmbH can be seen as a reliable business partner in implementing highly innovative ideas.

More details on our project can be found [here]

Projektteam SET: Innovations- und Forschungspreis 2016

SET presented at 13th European Fluid Machinery congress

At 13th European Fluid Machinery congress Mr. Maximilian Hehenberger, the head of Business Development & Sales of SET GmbH, has presented his article with the title “Increased Efficiency and Reliability through an Electro-Mechanical Differential System Providing Variable Speed to Pumps and Compressors”.

Content: The objective of this article is to assess an electro-mechanical differential system (EMDS) system providing variable speed to a driven machine (e.g. compressor, blower, pump, etc.) in terms of applicability and energy Efficiency.

At the beginning of 2015 the European Union released a new standard, the EN 50598 series, leading to increased demand for variable speed drives. Beyond other drive train technologies, the EMDS is one possible solution for meeting the standard’s requirements. In this connection, efficiency and the resulting life cycle costs are essential to ensure compliance. The assessment of the EMDS reveals that this drive train technology is a compatible solution to meet future challenges…to read the whole article klick [here].

Presentation at CWP 2016

For the first time SET GmbH is presenting its new innovative product the TRD-unit (Torque Ramp Down Unit) at the China Wind Power 2016 (20th of October, Beijing).

Content: The TRD-unit is a wear-free Eddy Current brake (ECB) which reduces the loads of a WEC in case of a LVRT or any other unpredictable failure.  High stress cannot be prevented, so the WEC has to be designed for these cases. This can be seen by the large amount of material used for WECs (e.g. DFIG) already in operation, which led to an increase in overall costs. To minimize these dimensioning loads, the company SET GmbH from Klagenfurt in Austria has developed a robust, very controllable and cost effective system: a wear-free Eddy Current brake (ECB) mounted on the generator’s HSS under the brand name TRD-unit.  The TRD-unit is an effective option for slowing down a WEC within a short time period, before the WEC´s pitching system is able to react.

This leads to the fact, that the structural loads due to LVRT are no longer dimensional loads. Foundation, tower, rotor blades, gears and bearings can be designed under load reduced conditions. It is expected that the saving of materials lies in the lower two-digit percentage range.CWP2016, Presentation of SET´s TRD-unit, Maximilian Hehenberger (November 20th, Beijing)

CWP2016, Presentation of SET´s TRD-unit, Maximilian Hehenberger (November 20th, Beijing)