Product News: Controls & Controllers

Panel Drive is available from 10-150 hp at 460 Vac.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 15, 2010 - Pre-wired and pre-tested, Model DCS800-EP includes all required peripheral components on space-efficient back panel, ready to be mounted into industrial enclosure, facilitating procuring, mounting, and wiring of individual system components. Drive includes AC and DC fusing, AC contactor, and control transformer. With 65 kA short-circuit current rating, Model DCS800-EP meets UL 508A, is suitable for retrofit applications, and can replace Reliance Electric® FlexPak® 3000.

Original Press Release

DCS800-EP Panel Drive from ABB is a Pre-Engineered Solution for Quick, Easy Design and Installation

Press release date: Mar 08, 2010

New DCS800-EP provides industry with a compact package that greatly simplifies design and installation.

New Berlin, Wisconsin, - The DCS800-EP Panel Drive is a pre-engineered solution. All required peripheral components are included on a space-efficient back panel, ready to be mounted into an industrial enclosure, saving time of procuring, mounting and wiring individual system components. The DCS800-EP is an excellent retrofit drive and is especially well suited for Reliance Electric® FlexPak® 3000 replacement*. These drives are commonly used in the steel and pipe mill industries, and also for extruders and in many other applications.

"The drive includes the same ABB DCS800 power module that customers have become familiar with since 2006," said product manager Thomas Junger. "A big advantage is that the power module can be replaced without replacing the whole panel."

Initially available up to 150 HP, the drive also includes AC and DC fusing, AC contactor, and a control transformer. It meets UL 508A, with a 65 kA short-circuit current rating (SCCR). The DCS800-EP is pre-wired and pre-tested to make installation and start-up go quickly. Highlights
  • Space-efficient multilevel panel
  • Easy tool access to internal components
  • Pre-wired, pre-tested solution for smooth start-ups
  • Greatly simplifies the procurement process
  • Module can be replaced, without replacing the entire panel
  • Integral ABB AC contactor
  • UL Listed with 65 kA SCCR

    Voltage and Power Range
    The DCS800-EP panel drives are available, initially, from 10 - 150 HP at 460 Vac (5 to 60 HP at 230 Vac). Drives up to 600 HP will be available at a later date. All 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. 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.

    (*Reliance Electric® and FlexPak® are registered trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.)

    ABB, Discrete Automation and Motion, Low Voltage Drives, is the world's largest manufacturer of electric motors and drives. In the USA, an integrated channel of sales representatives, distributors, and system integrators allow ABB, New Berlin, Wisconsin, to supply a complete line of energy-efficient electric drives, motors and engineered drive systems to a wide range of industrial and commercial customers. Products manufactured include AC and DC variable speed drives for electric motors from 1/8th through 135,000 HP, and application-specific drive system solutions to meet diverse customer needs ( ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 117,000 people.