Variable Frequency Drives have compact design.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for general-purpose 0.25-3.0 hp motor applications, Variflex2 RVEF Series uses microprocessor technology to controls all drive functions. These AC motor drives, setup via front touch pad or PC software tool, come in 2 frame sizes that cover main supply voltages of 110/230 Vac, single-phase or 230/480 Vac, 3-phase. Along with sensorless vector or V/F control, features include various control inputs, motor protection, and multifunction digital output.

Original Press Release:

Compact Variable Frequency Drives

November 24, 2008 - Buffalo Grove, IL - Carlo Gavazzi has just released its new range of variable frequency drives, the Variflex2 RVEF Series. These compact AC motor drives are ideal for general purpose motor applications from 0.25 to 3.0 Hp motors and offer features and options that are usually only available on larger drives.

The Variflex2 Series is a reliable range of drives that are easy to use and setup either via their front touch pad or its simple and intuitive PC software tool. The Variflex2 RVEF Series is available in two frame sizes, covering main supply voltages (110 / 230VAC single phase or 230 / 480VAC three phase). Internal thermal management has been optimized to allow side by side installation without any performance derating in temperatures up to +50°C ( +122°F). Other main features include:

o Sensorless vector or V/F control
o Input: Single phase 110 or 230VAC or three-phase 230 or 480VAC
o Only two physical sizes
o Manual speed setting by touch pad or knob
o Extensive list of motor protection features
o Multifunction digital output
o Control inputs include: multifunction digital and analog inputs, optional Modbus RTU and PC software tool
o Options include: I/O expansion card, remote keypad, set-up cloning unit, RS-232 and 485 cards
o External breaking units and EMC filters
o DIN rail or back panel mounting

The Variflex2 employs state of the art microprocessor technology which controls all drive functions. All printed circuit boards are manufactured using fully automated surface mount technology ensuring high quality and reliability.

With this new product series, Carlo Gavazzi extends its offering fo motor applications, increasing our offering to existing customers and becoming a new resource in markets such as Doors/Gates, Lifts, HVAC, Food/ Beverage, Water/Waste Water, Packaging and general automation applications.

Any questions regarding this press release should be directed to Rafal Pabich, Product Manager: 847.465.6100 x114 or

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