Three products added to Vacon’s lineup

According to the company, the AC drive Vacon 100 is “a multipurpose drive that can be adapted for hundreds of different applications. It offers the lowest cost of ownership and the best usability,” said Heikki Hiltunen, executive vice president, market operations.

The Vacon 100 offers features such as an easy-to-use fully graphical multilingual display and extended built-in block programming for drive customization. “Pumps, compressors, fans, conveyors - all these are applications which benefit massively from energy efficiency and improved productivity, and this product is ideal for these purposes,” Hiltunen said.

Among its features for easy system integration are a Safe Torque Off (STO) function, on-board Ethernet-based communication protocols such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET IO and Modbus TCP as well as ATEX-certified motor over-temperature protection.

The Vacon 100 X and Vacon 20 X are part of Vacon’s new range of decentralized AC drives for situations where space comes at a premium. These drives also bring cost savings as no additional enclosures are needed, the company said.

"With IP66/Type 4X enclosures, the Vacon 100 X and 20 X are ready to be used in harsh conditions,” said Hans Carlsson, product marketing director, motor drives. "By placing the drive as close to the motor as possible or in the most appropriate location allows considerable savings to be achieved as no separate electrical rooms, long shielded motor cables nor drive cabinets are required.”