Product News: Controls & Controllers

Micro Drives offer IP20 or IP66 rating.

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February 13, 2014 - Designed to meet needs of system integrators, OEMs, and panel builders, ACS250 Drives come in standard IP20 panel-mounted chassis with feed-through wiring, as well as machine-mounted, IP66/UL Type 4X model with sealed ABS enclosure and corrosion-resistant heat sink for demanding environments, such as washdown applications. IP20 model is available in 1~115 V In / 3~230 V out and 600 V In/Out, while IP66/NEMA 4X model ranges from 1~115 V In/3~230 V Out, to 600 V In/Out.

ABB Low Voltage Drives

16250 W. Glendale Drive, New Berlin, WI, 53151, USA

Original Press Release

New Micro Drive Product Line from ABB Designed for Simple Machine Interface

Press release date: December 18, 2013

Ease of use distinguishes the ACS250 for OEMs and panel builders.

New Berlin, WI — Designed to set new benchmarks in ease of use for simple machine control, the ACS250 is designed to meet the production and performance needs of system integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and panel builders, as well as the requirements of end users in a broad range of applications - from augers, mixers, pumps, and fans, to conveyors.

The drive offers two degrees of environmental protection, starting with the standard IP20 panel- mounted chassis. For more demanding environmental conditions, such wash-down applications that require on-machine mounting, the IP66/UL Type 4x drive is the perfect solution.

With its feed-thru wiring, the IP20 chassis drive easily can replace motor starters, to improve overall energy efficiency, reduce mechanical stresses and enhance the process control of many applications. The drive’s compact and uniform dimensions facilitate multiple drive solutions and cabinet installations, saving valuable installation space.

The IP66/NEMA 4X drive was designed with materials that meet stringent hygiene standards, preventing the drive from trapping bacteria, and allowing the drive to thrive in harsh environments that contain dust, moisture and chemicals. The integrated keypad provides straightforward drive commissioning and maintenance, and the sealed ABS enclosure and corrosion-resistant heat sink are ideal for wash-down applications.

The drive supports precise process control, with an enhanced V/Hz control with variable-torque or constant-torque V/Hz profiles, and embedded Modbus-RTU communication interface for real-time control and monitoring.

The IP20 drive is available in 1~115 V In / 3~230 V out and 600 V In/Out, completing ABB’s micro drives portfolio. The IP66/NEMA 4X drive offers one of the broadest voltage ranges in the micro drives class - from 1~115V In/3~230V Out, to 600V In/Out - covering all the typical global voltage requirements of machine builders with a single family of machinery drive.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people.

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