At this year's SPS/IPC/DRIVES, 27-29 November in Nuremberg, Germany stand 220 in Hall 3, Danfoss will be showcasing a motor-mounted converter, alongside their established portfolio of new developments.
The VLT® Drive Motor FCM 106 is capable of driving both asynchronous motors and permanent magnet motors, and is therefore multi -purpose drive regardless of technology. The drive is offered as a complete drive & motor package, but the electronics can also be purchased on their own if a separate motors and speed control is to be fitted.
Typical challenges that face users when considering frequency converters are related to the cost and space required for the necessary cabinets.
The VLT® Drive Motor FCM 106 combines both motor and converter in a flexible, motor mounted solution that the manufacturer claims is a space-saving alternative for industrial pump and fan drives in the 0.55 to 22 kW power range.
The VLT® Drive Motor FCM 106 comes with either an asynchronous or permanent magnet motor. However, users can also purchase the converter part of, called FCP 106 and fit it to a separate (existing) motor. The connection between FCP 106 and motor is designed as a connector with a power rating of up to 7.5 kW. Integrated cooling and an individually adjustable adapter plate is included so that the device can be adapted to fit a wide variety of motors.