Product News: Controls & Controllers
Compact DC Panel Drive is available with up to 300 hp.
Press Release Summary:
March 14, 2011 - Model DCS800-EP Panel Drive, C frame model includes 200, 250, and 300 hp versions at 460 Vac, as well as 100, 125, and 150 hp units at 230 Vac. Product features DCS800 drive module, mounted on multi-level subpanel, along with AC contactor, fuses, and control transformer. Meeting UL 508A, with 65 kA short-circuit current rating, it also has heavy-duty overload rating that allows 150% overload for 60 sec. Main circuit breaker and blower motor contactor are offered as options.
Original Press Release
DCS800-EP Panel Drive from ABB Expands to 300 hp
Press release date: March 7, 2011
The panel drive meets UL 508A, with a 65 kA short-circuit current rating (SCCR). It was engineered to be a virtual drop-in replacement for the Reliance Electric(TM) FlexPak 3000, commonly used in the steel- and pipe-mill industries, and also for extruders and many other applications. Since ABB's acquisition of Baldor Electric, which sold the FlexPak 3000 for many years, the DCS800-EP is expected to be even more accepted, universally, as the FlexPak 3000 replacement (which continues to be in the "legacy" phase of its life cycle). Highlights
All DCS800-EP drives carry a heavy-duty overload rating, allowing 150 percent overload for 60 seconds. Wide range of options
The panel drive offers a wide range of options. It can be ordered with or without a main circuit breaker and blower motor contactor and overload. It also offers an integral line reactor right inside the package, when one is required, up to 150 hp, 460V. And the drive can be ordered without the AC contactor for those occasions when an existing DC contactor can be reused. ABB components have been used whenever possible, and the panels are built right here in the USA.