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AC Drives for flexible and reliable operation in fan and pump applications

Parker SSD drives division exhibited at the Drives & Controls Exhibition at the NEC, Birmingham in April 2014. The PIF team had the opportunity to interview their Product Marketing Manager Grant Shoebridge about the new innovations Parker were exhibiting in the AC and DC drive world.

AC drives for Flexibility, Reliability & Simplicity

Parker SSD Drives division are all about innovation. Their extensive range of AC and DC drives are designed & developed with innovation in mind. Parker focus on Flexibility, Reliability & Simplicity in their designs and concentrate on addressing key customer features and benefits which will deliver real value to end-users, rather than focusing on addressing their competitors in a price war.

Grant Shoebridge talks us through the AC10 Series Drives and AC30 Series Drives for fan and pump applications.

AC Variable Frequency Drives - AC10 Series

The AC10 micro drive is one of the smallest variable speed micro-drives available and offers a low cost, compact solution for simple AC induction motor control in applications up to 15kW.

AC10 Series Drives

The AC10 series provides an optimised solution for OEM machine builders looking for a compact, cost-effective drive without compromising on performance.

Key benefits of the AC10 Series

Simplicity: AC10 is designed to reduce the time and effort required to install, setup and commission through its easy to use integrated keypad, minimal wiring requirements and two easily accessed terminal rails.

Reliability: Proven technology and manufacturing techniques ensure AC10 has been engineered and built to deliver consistently outstanding levels of performance. Conformally coated PCBs means the drives can withstand even the most arduous class 3C3 environment, which many other drives in this class would struggle with.

Control: The AC10 series comes complete with an ergonomic operator keypad as standard featuring 4 LED drive status indicators, a 4 digit 7 segment LED display and a tactile membrane style keypad. In addition to displaying status and running information, the LED display is also used to access drive configuration parameters which can be quickly and easily changed via the keypad.

Later this year, Parker are expanding the AC 10 series by offering an IP67 version of the product.

AC Variable Frequency Drives – AC30 Series

The AC 30 drives are designed for flexibility, reliability & simplicity and are easy to use, even in the most complex applications.

AC30 Series Drives

The AC30V provides users with exceptional levels of control for pump, fan and general purpose applications up to 75kW. Its flexible and highly modular construction enables a wide range of communication and I/O modules to be easily added as required.

AC Drives for ultimate flexibility

  • Suitable for operation with AC induction and Permanent Magnet AC (PMAC) servo motors
  • Ethernet TCP/IP as standard
  • I/O expansion options
  • Support for popular industrial fieldbuses
  • Chassis or through-panel mount as standard

AC Drives with Design Simplicity

  • Parker Drive Quicktool (PDQ) drive management software tool
  • Multi-language graphical keypad
  • Quick start wizards
  • Terminal covers removeable with drive in-situ

AC Drives for assured Reliability

  • Conformally coated for harsh environment protection as standard
  • Spring clamp control terminal connections
  • Isolated power stack cooling with removable fan

Parker are expanding the power range of their AC30 Drives range up to 250 KW, allowing Parker to address a much wider range of OEM & End User applications.


Company Profile

Parker Hannifin SSD Drives Division Europe

We add value to our customers’ applications from many different angles with our comprehensive range of AC & DC drive products and services, and our focused engineering capabilities.

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