Philadelphia Gear Simplifies Controller

April 7, 2006—Philadelphia Gear Corp. introduces the Mark VII controller, which was developed for the company’s Synchrotorque brand of variable speed and soft-start hydroviscous drives.

The controller features simplified construction, no software programming and advanced modular electronic components.

"Significant to the redesign is the absence of the motherboard which required complex troubleshooting and repair procedures", says Jules DeBaecke. "Now damaged modular components can be easily isolated, diagnosed and replaced on a plug-and-play basis."

Philadelphia Gear says the controller can replace any Mark Series controller without needing any modifications. As a new system, it can be configured as a stand-alone installation or to fit into a standard 19" rack.

Dabaecke says the controller offers greater security with three levels of access to more critical controller functions. A special four digit access code, one for each level of access msut be entered. For alarm and shutdown conditions, operators can choose from a number of parameters to alarm or shutdown the system. Methods include maintaining the last signal,preset deceleration rate, emergency stop or any special ramp.

Philadelphia Gear Corp.
(800) 766-5120

Philadelphia Gear (A Timken Brand)
Philadelphia Gear was founded over a century ago to provide state-of-the-art gearing for the emerging industries of Pennsylvania. From those modest beginnings in 1892, Philadelphia Gear has earned a globally recognized reputation for expertise in power transmission solutions for the world's Energy, Infrastructure and Defense industries. Our world-class engineering and technical staff provides our extensive customer base across the globe with a full-range of solutions including: Onsite Technical Services - OTS℠; inspect, repair and upgrade capabilities, renewal parts and new enclosed drives. ...Read more Or visit