ABB has announced the launch of the ACQ550 industry-specific variable speed AC drive.
“Drives are a core component of any collection or treatment process, not just an extension of the electrical equipment,” said H.J. Dewes, water and wastewater segment manager at ABB Drives.
“When you recognise that, you realise that the benefit of today’s drives goes far beyond energy efficiency. Drives are tightly tied into the performance of the entire treatment plant.”
Designed for fast and easy set-up, the new ACQ550 drive now is available from 1 to 550 hp, for delivery to users in the US and Canada.The drive integrates as a NEMA1, drip-proof NEMA-12, or outdoor-rated NEMA-3R solution.
It comes with a library of preprogrammed start-up assistants for commissioning submersible, centrifugal, or positive-displacement pumps, and application macros for configuring inputs, outputs, and parameters.