Vector Drives offer multiple communication options.

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With power range up to 25 hp and input voltage from 120 Vac, 1-phase to 600 Vac, 3-phase, SMVector Drives provide 4 modes of operation, including V/Hz, Enhanced V/Hz, Vector Speed, and Torque. Communication options include RS-485/Modbus, CANopen, and DeviceNet. Offering auto-tuning, low-speed control, and dynamic speed regulation, drives are suited for packaging machinery, food processing machinery, material handling/conveying systems, and HVAC systems.



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AC Technology Increases the Flexibility of the Fully-Functional SMVector Drives by Adding Multiple Communication Options



UXBRDIGE, MA - SEPTEMBER 13, 2006 - AC Technology, a member of the Lenze Group, announces the release of its communication modules for the SMVector Drive.

Company officials describe the SMVector as excelling in environments where inverter technology was once considered too costly, including packaging machinery, food processing machinery, material handling/conveying systems and HVAC systems. With a power range of up to 25 Hp, the SMVector carries all the features required by demanding applications including four modes of operation (V/Hz, Enhanced V/Hz, Vector Speed, and Torque), high starting torque, auto-tuning, advanced low-speed control, and dynamic speed regulation. Designed to be truly a global product, its input voltage ranges from 120VAC 1-phase to 600 VAC, 3-phase.

To increase the product's flexibility, three communication options have been added to the drive. They include RS-485/Modbus, CANopen, and DeviceNet. These easy pop-in modules can be ordered factory-installed or simply as the module to be inserted into an already existing SMVector. This allows the SMVector to be compatible in almost every machine environment, and allows the users to maintain their own communication preferences.

"One of the core strengths of AC Tech has been to take advanced technology and utilize common sense engineering practices to create very easy- to -use products," says Darrow Hanesian, Director of Product Management at AC Technology Corporation, adding, "The model SMVector is the next generation of inverter technology that continues this proven and successful philosophy." The SMVector also includes AC Technology's Electronic Programming Module (EPM), which is the drive's memory in a removable chip. This feature allows a customer to program multiple drives in mere seconds.

A member of the Lenze Group, AC Technology (AC Tech) develops, manufactures, supports and markets a complete range of motion control solutions, including servo drives and motors, clutches and brakes, gears and gear motors and variable frequency AC motor drives. Lenze-AC Tech's portfolio of AC Drive products extends from some of the world's smallest sub-micro drives up through 500 HP. Since 1947, Lenze-AC Tech has offered a complete range of motion control solutions and unprecedented dedicated support. With North American headquarters in Uxbridge, Massachusetts and a global network of distributors and representatives, Lenze-AC Tech is perfectly positioned to meet the needs of customers throughout the world.

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