The new Altivar Process variable speed drives provide integrated safety and automation functions that Schneider Electric says meet the requirements of the most demanding applications with a smaller footprint.

The drives include various optional communication cards available for seamless integration into main automation architectures.

Altivar Process drives feature numerous configurable I/O as standard to facilitate adaptation to specific applications. They offer a plug & play solution, where parameters are preset in the factory to the desired configuration, which the company says helps to save process control and operating time.

Schneider Electric says the variable speed drives combine the reliability, flexibility, and ease of use of the Altivar drives family with proven, validated, and tested drive system designs to provide an ideal solution for the water & wastewater, oil & gas, and irrigation end-user markets.

Additional features of the Altivar Process 660 Drive Systems include:

  • Range of 1 to 125hp @ 460V, 1 to 60hp at 230V
  • Type 1, Type 12, and Type 3R enclosures
  • Integration of ATV630 drive into enclosed packaged system with protections, controls, optional contactors, etc.
  • Multiple power options including input and output filtering, bypass, disconnect, etc.