Dart products are involved in nearly every step of the production, packaging and delivery of the foods we eat every day.
Dart Digital DC drives and Speed Sensors (PU Series) are used to load and unload, transport, clean, process, season, mix and blend meats, fruits and vegetables. Digital DC drives offer precision control over a wide range of processing speeds, with the ability to control speed proportionally between multiple motors – often needed in food processing. Digital DC controls offer the ability to be serially interfaced with supervisory controls, enabling automatic recipe execution as a function of high throughput MES strategies.
Once food is prepared, Dart SCR Drives (Analog and Digital) are used in OEM equipment to sort, package and label prior to shipping. The small motors typically used (< 1/2 HP) lend themselves to DC and BLDC motor solutions, with their inherent tight speed regulation across a broad (50:1) speed range.
Dart Brushless DC Drives (700 Series) are used in conveyorized cooking equipment to delivery your sandwiches, pizzas and burgers piping hot and fresh. Dart pioneered the use of microprocessors in drives in the 80’s to support important features like programmable displays (ex: bake time in MM:SS) and closed-loop accuracy.
Finally, the need for data acquisition and remote access (ex: equipment troubleshooting) has led Dart to develop serial communication options for its primary Analog and digital SCR drives, and BLDC drives.