New frequency inverter cuts installation costs

The MW500 features a decentralised design that simplifies commissioning, installation and motor start-up while the high performance drive can be mounted directly on motor terminal boxes without any special protective housing or adjacent to the motor on the wall. 

WEG says this eliminates the need for lengthy cables and switch cabinets, cutting installation costs.

The MW500 can withstand high overloading of 150 % for 60 seconds every 10 minutes and operate in 50°C. Three LEDs on the top of the inverter indicate the state of the motor so users can identify at quick glance the performance of the equipment.

Applications include centrifugal pumps and compressors in processing industries, ventilators and fans, mixer and filling machines, washing machines and driers and conveyor belts.

“Engineers are increasingly specifying variable speed drives to control their motors and make energy savings but many are limited in where they have to position the drive,” said Marek Lukaszczyk, European marketing manager at WEG.

“With the MWV500 engineers now have a flexible variable speed drive that can be set up exactly where required.”