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Nova Systems Inc is hiring.

We are looking for a Field Service Technician to work out of our Wauwatosa office. The position provides electrical and mechanical troubleshooting, repair, maintenance and engineering assistance for technical projects at our location or at customer sites. The position requires a minimum of an associate degree in Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology or a related field. The successful candidate will be able to work with minimum supervision, have demonstrated mechanical ability with excellent hand-eye coordination, experience with diagnostic and shop equipment and be able to wire control panels. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Must have a valid Driver’s License and own a vehicle. Send your resume and salary requirements to howard.miller@novasystemsinc.com for consideration.

Do you Know? Energy Efficient Permanent Magnet Motors

Nova Systems has installed a 500 HP Ultra High Efficiency, permanent magnet AC motor on a very large turbo fan application. These motors can provide a significant energy savings on equipment that operates 24/7/365, like compressors or extruders. In some cases, a cooling motor can be eliminated which is even more energy savings.

 

Power Under Control

Nova’s president, Kenn Anderson, was featured in “Power Under Control,” an article in February’s issue of Control magazine.  The article highlights the role of energy efficiency in process control and industrial applications. Kenn shares the importance of correctly sizing equipment to maximize efficiency.  Check out the article here.

If you have a new project requiring an energy efficient solution, Nova can help.

Please contact Kenn Anderson at 414-771-4800 Ext 1116 or webinfo@novasystemsinc.com.

Control Design Dec 2017 VSDs & Motor Efficiency

Nova Systems’ President, Kenn Anderson, was recently included in the article on “How will VSDs alter motor efficiency”, published by Control Design in their December 18, 2017, issue. Read Kenn’s opinion on how various issues affect the decisions for selecting the appropriate VSD for specific applications, including the shelf life of electronic components. Kenn Anderson can be reached at 414-771-4800 Ext 1116 or kenn.anderson@novasystemsinc.com for more information.

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Control Design 2017 PLCs & PACs

Nova Systems’ President, Kenn Anderson, was recently included in the eHandbook on PLC’s & PAC’s that was published by Control Design. Take a look at Kenn’s opinion on “The Best of Neither World”, where he shares the pros and cons of PLCs & PACs as well as the pros and cons on Nova Systems’ recommendation of PLC with sequential function chart editor, on pages 27-28 of the link below. Kenn Anderson can be reached at 414-771-4800 Ext 1116 or kenn.anderson@novasystemsinc.com for more information.

 

Control design 2017 PLCs & PACs

DC Drive Replacement

Nova Systems recently completed replacing a failed, obsolete DC motor drive on an Aluminum extruder. This drive was connected to an unusually designed DC motor with a series-connected field coil. Nova was able to find a creative solution to control this existing motor with a modern Carotron Blazer DC drive, while replacing a minimum of external components. This minimized expense and down-time to the customer.

We were able to achieve this while only having an incomplete set of schematics, largely not written in English.

If you have an old or obsolete DC motor drive that needs to be updated, Nova Systems can help.

Contact Ben Otto at 414-771-4800 Ext 1122 or webinfo@novasystemsinc.com.

Service Work on Old Equipment

Nova's Cable Storage
Nova’s Cable Storage

Nova Systems receives frequent service call requests for work on old or obsolete equipment.  Over the years, Nova has acquired test equipment, software, over 100 different cables and experience that allows our engineers to be able to help service a variety of equipment and manufacturers, old or new.  The following examples involved Omron and Allen Bradley. Continue reading Service Work on Old Equipment

Nova Team Welcomes Ben Otto!

Nova Systems has hired Ben Otto as Application Engineer.  Ben recently graduated from UW-Madison with a dual degree in Electrical Engineering and Theatre.  Ben has assumed many roles in theatre production, including Master Electrician, Master Carpenter, Lighting Designer, and Actor.  Through his time in class and in theatre he has gained experience in troubleshooting and programming that makes him an exciting addition to the Nova engineering team.  Welcome, Ben!

Ultra High Efficiency 500 HP Motor Installed

20160915_123618Nova recently successfully completed a 500 HP motor installation on a turbo fan at a  food processing plant, here in
Wisconsin. The motor was an Ultra High Efficiency, permanent magnet synchronous motor controlled by a Control Techniques M700 drive. This was the largest permanent magnet motor installation done with Control Techniques in this area, if not the Midwest. Continue reading Ultra High Efficiency 500 HP Motor Installed