New DCS880 VSDs Features Safe Torque Off that Prevents Unexpected Startup of Machinery
Press Release Summary:
- Drives have flexibility to meet the precise needs of a broad range of industrial environments and applications with superior speed and torque control
- Handles advanced programming with standard IEC languages and include many ready-made, dedicated application programs
- Applications include extruders, winches, winders, conveyors, mixers, mill stands, centrifuges, test benches, elevators, electrolysis and kilns
Original Press Release:
New ABB Drives Bring Enhanced Control to DC Installations
The DCS880, built on ABB’s all-compatible drive platform, controls a variety of DC motor applications with unmatched safety, simplicity and interconnectivity
ABB’s new series of DC variable speed drives (VSDs) allow users with a large installed base to get better performance from their existing systems. With the new DCS880 VSDs, customers who are heavily invested in a DC system have the option to continue using DC technology while better aligning with modern AC advancements.
The DC VSDs are built on ABB’s all-compatible, common drive platform, sharing the same control panel, features and tools as recent- and future-generation ABB drives. Once users have learned one ABB all-compatible drive, they can easily use other all-compatible drives – both DC and AC.
They are also easily integrated with ABB Ability™ monitoring services – ABB’s unified, cross-industry, digital offering, which provides real-time data about drive status and performance from any location. Monitoring parameters include drive availability, environmental conditions and fault events.
Optimized for safety, simplicity, and user-friendliness, the drives feature built-in functions, such as safe torque off (STO), which prevents unexpected startup of machinery. This protects people and equipment by reducing risk during operation.
DCS880 drives have the flexibility to meet the precise needs of a broad range of industrial environments and applications with superior speed and torque control in a compact, space-saving design that easily fits into electrical control rooms. They can handle advanced programming with standard IEC languages and include many ready-made, dedicated application programs, including those for a variety of cranes, such as industrial, harbor, tower and marine deck cranes.
Other suitable applications include extruders, winches, winders, conveyors, mixers, mill stands, centrifuges, test benches, elevators, electrolysis and kilns. The DCS880 is also a great solution for non-motor applications like magnets and battery charging.
ABB’s smartphone service applications, Drivebase and Drivetune, connect wirelessly to the drive. Optional Bluetooth connectivity between the drive and mobile devices makes it easier and safer to access the drive in hazardous or difficult-to-access locations. It helps customers to maintain their drive performance and, in many cases, can save a visit from a service technician.
For more information please visit: https://new.abb.com/drives/dc/dcs880-s
ABB (NYSE: ABB) is a pioneering technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner in ABB Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.
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