Case Study

Optidrive E3 has the edge in Italy

Optidrive E3 has the edge in Italy


Controlling the high speeds of portable chamfering machines needs a variable frequency drive capable of not only handling the accuracy of the speeds but also being compact to fit within the small cabinet and to operate at 50c.


The Optidrive E3 is perfect in its ability to exceed all the critical performance of the chamfering machines, which can reach speeds of 6,000rpm, as well as its dimensions and durability.


Portable chamfering machines are used on every type of ferrous metal, aluminium and plastics for chamfering internal and external edges up to 45 degrees. Using the Optidrive E3, this equipment is required to work with fully adjustable speeds up to 6,000rpm and be able to withstand the vigorous vibrations created in this type of operation.

The variable frequency drive specified was required to be extremely compact, capable of easily fitting inside the control cabinet of the portable units and be able to withstand the extremely high operating temperatures reached within the cabinet.

Alessandro Venier, Field Application Engineer at Invertek Italia, said: "The Optidrive E3 exceeded all the critical performance requirements for this application. Reliability was guaranteed despite the vibrating equipment, thanks to the absence of hand soldering in this drive. The internal RFI filter helps ensure extremely compact dimensions and being able to operate at 50 degrees centigrade without declassing confirmed that the Optidrive E3 was the best solution for this application."

Easy installation and commissioning together with a global sales network of Invertek sales partners and service centres providing seamless support around the world were also regarded as key factors in specifying Optidrive E3 for this application.

OMCA s.r.l is the market leader in Italy for portable chamfering equipment with more than 500 resellers. Based in the Cavriago region of Italy, 70km north of Bologna, the company boasts an 8,000sq metre manufacturing plant where all products produced since 1996 carry CE certification.

Established in the 1960s, OMCA s.r.l specialises in CNC machines and the manufacture of mechanical equipment that includes draggers and rotating tailstocks, bench and portable chamfering machines. More recently the company has developed partnerships all over the World, from Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland, and France right through to Japan, Korea and Taiwan.