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IP66 AC drives for outdoor use and decentralised applications

Vacon are one of the largest manufacturers of AC Drives in the world. Their range of Variable Speed Drives are found in challenging applications around the globe and are designed to deliver optimum process control and energy efficiency. The PIF team had the opportunity to interview their product specialist Chris Ward about the range of AV Variable Speed Drives they were exhibiting at The Pump Centre Conference in Telford, UK. From very small powers to very high power pumping stations and single-drive to multi-drive systems, the consensus was on the stand that Vacon would definitely have the right VSD for the job!

The Vacon 100 Flow for Intelligent Process Control

100 Flow AC Drive_Vacon VACON 100 FLOW is an AC drive dedicated to improving flow control in Building Automation and Water & Wastewater applications. It combines core functionality of VACON 100 with features that are specifically designed for flow control applications, such as Multipump solutions and application selection menus.

Benefits of the AC Drive for flow control

AC Drive for flow control_Vacon

  • Dedicated functionality for pump, fan and compressor applications makes system integration easy and efficient.
  • Electrolytic-free DC link capacitors for long lifetime and minimized lifecycle cost.
  • Graphical keypad with wizard guides the user through commissioning and drive startup.
  • Built-in Ethernet and RS485 communication as standard offers efficient integration into automation systems.

The Vacon 100X for decentralised applications

VACON 100 X drive display A decentralised AC drive solution with an unmatched power range of up to 37 kW. The VSD has highly advanced control capability which guarantees processes run exactly how you want them to. The IP66/Type 4X Outdoor enclosure opens up a whole range of possibilities for a standard drive. Cabinets, shielded cabling and electrical rooms are no longer needed, meaning that the drive can be placed as close to the motor as necessary. This makes it perfect for scenarios where external factors may be an issue, such as retrofitting, rooftop and applications that are subject to regular washdowns.

Benefits of the IP66 Drive for decentralised applications

AC Drive for decentralised applications

  • Able to withstand rough conditions such as heat, dirt and vibrations.
  • Easy to keep clean.
  • Approval for public networks makes it flexible for installation.
  • Vacon Programming enables top class integration for countless OEM applications.
  • High efficiency and simulated air flow ensure long lifetime.
  • Motor/machine Mountable in any position; fits into any available space.

Vacon really are the partner of choice in AC Drive systems, offering the industry world-class technology, solutions, service & support.

Company Profile

Vacon Drives UK Ltd

Vacon Drives UK Limited was formed on 1 June 1999 and is one of the top AC drive suppliers with a strong pedigree of global brand and OEMs in its customer portfolios.
Vacon Drives UK has been based at Hinckley, Leicestershire, which provides excellent logistical coverage across the UK and Ireland.

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