Vacon drives ahead for OEMs
29 May 2012
Ease of use, versatility and space-saving compact construction combined with outstanding performance and value for money are among the key benefits of three new ranges of drives from ac drive expert, Vacon.
Ideally suited for OEM applications, the new Vacon 10 drives offer simplicity and fast installation, while Vacon 20 drives complement these benefits with integrated PLC functionality. Vacon 20 Cold Plate products are similar in performance to the standard Vacon 20 drives, but are intended to offer a particularly economical option for users who wish to make their own arrangements for cooling and harmonic filtering.
Vacon 10 drives are available in single-phase versions with ratings up to 2.2 kW and three-phase versions with ratings up to 5.5 kW. All types incorporate a start-up wizard that enables rapid and accurate configuration using as few as three parameters, and a new pushbutton-based user interface that has been designed for fast intuitive operation. EMC filters are built in as standard, eliminating the need for external components, and the drives have an integral PI controller.
Standard versions of Vacon 20 drives are available with single-phase ratings up to 2.2 kW, and three-phase ratings up to 18.5 kW. The integrated PLC functionality offered by these drives, which is among the most versatile currently available, complies fully with IEC61131-3. This functionality allows the drives to be easily configured for a wide range of tasks and, in many applications, it provides big cost savings by eliminating the need to use a separate PLC.
To further enhance their flexibility, Vacon 20 drives accommodate optional fieldbus modules that allow easy interfacing with CANOpen, DeviceNet and Profibus DP systems. Drives with current ratings above 16 A can also be supplied with an internal harmonic filtering choke to meet the requirements of IEC61000-3-12.
Vacon 20 Cold Plate drives, which are suitable for plate mounting and are supplied without heatsinks, are similar in most respects to standard Vacon 20 drives and are offered in three-phase versions only with ratings up to 7.5 kW. Unlike the standard Vacon 20 units, they incorporate a Safe Torque Off (STO) feature, but the harmonic filtering choke option is not offered, as users of plate-mounted drives typically prefer separately mounted filters.
Compatible with Vacon 10, Vacon 20 and Vacon 20 Cold Plate drives, the optional MCA (micro communication adaptor) kit, allows settings to be transferred from drive to drive in seconds, without the need for the drive main power to be connected. This is a particularly useful and important benefit in OEM applications, where multiple drives need to be configured identically.
For further information on Vacon, please contact:
Stephen Takhar, Vacon 18 Maizefield, Hinckley Fields Industrial Estate, Hinckley, LE10 1YF Tel: 01455 611515 Fax: 01455 611517 E: email@example.com W: www.vacon.com