Variable frequency drive
Eaton has extended its range of PowerXL DC1 variable frequency drives with the addition of a 22 kW model. The drives come with integrated CANopen.
The range now provides drives solutions from 0,37 kW to 22 kW. This enables machine and system builders to drive simple, high performance applications using a familiar drives range. Typical applications covered by the DC1 range include pumps and fans, conveyors, rotating machines, coating systems, and filling machines. The DC1 variable frequency drives have a quick and easy setup, according to the manufacturer. Also, once determined, parameter settings can be transferred to additional devices using a memory stick. This makes the drives suitable for serial applications.
All DC1 models feature IP20 protection, with IP66 protection for the low power frame sizes to 7,5 kW. As performance remains unaffected even in ambient temperatures of up to 50 °C, the drives are therefore suitable for use in control cabinets or in harsh environments, as well as for distributed applications.
“Our expansion of the range of PowerXL DC1 variable frequency drives was driven by customer requirements. It is extremely important for us to work closely with our customers to help them realize new projects faster and more effectively,” explained Andreas Miessen, Drives Product Manager at Eaton. “For simple applications, the new high power frame size enables customers to remain within the DC1 range, where before they would have had to consider switching to higher-functioning, more expensive products.”
Codesys functional blocks enable all PowerXL variable frequency drives to connect to Eaton control systems and HMIs. In addition to the Modbus RTU and CANopen interface, the entire product range provides the option of connecting with Eaton’s wiring and communication technology, Smart Wire-DT.
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