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New multipurpose drives cover almost any application

25 October 2019

FUJI Electric has launched the multi-purpose FRENIC-Ace and FRENIC-Mini Variable Speed Drives (VSD), which are intended for general purpose applications as well as special applications such as solar pumping, heavy duty crane & hoist, HVAC and conveyor.

Every AC Drive solution benefiting from the FUJI VFD performance, flexibility and a comprehensive set of safety features, all at a cost-effective price. 

The FRENIC-Ace (FRN-E2) is a drive that has been optimally designed to offer the highest levels of performance in a small package, while being rugged enough to be used in many different environments. The device has customisable logic (max. 200 steps) and offers a wide variety of functions to ensure it can be tuned to offer the best performance match for each individual application. It can operate at a number of output capacities from 01.kW to 315kW with the capability to deliver 150% for 1 minute or 200% for 0.5 seconds or 120% for 1 min in a quadruple rating selection. A range of motor control options are also on offer, such as V/F control with slip compensation, dynamic torque vector control (open loop), closed-loop vector control and PMS motor sensorless control. 

The FRENIC-Ace drive has CANOpen & Modbus RTU communications built in to allow the device to be quickly and easily added to existing networks or to establish full communication with our HMI series. For safety-critical applications, the device has STO (Safety Torque Off), is compliant to EN/ISO13849-1, SIL3, cat.3 and meets the highest safety level - Performance Level e (Ple). 

The flexibility of the FRENIC-Ace is enhanced by a range of expansion cards to provide Fieldbus support, as well as additional functionality. To ensure the drive can 

be used in almost any industrial network or topology, cards are available to add DeviceNet, CC-Link, RS 485, PROFIBUS-DP, CANOpen, or Ethernet based protocols such as ProfiNet-RT, Modbus-TCP, Ethernet IP and EtherCat protocols closes FRENIC-Ace to IIoT. Extra features are also provided through dedicated expansion cards, with digital and analogue I/O interface cards for the connection of sensors or other components; 5V and 12/15V Encoder (PG) interface cards for external control; superior human interface options through cards providing a remote multi-function touch panel or a remote touch panel with RJ45. All of these features provide the user with a simple & adaptable drive solution and peace of mind with a 3-year warranty, as standard, and a 10-year life cycle. 

Also new from FUJI Electric is the FRENIC-Ace-H variant of the FRENIC-Ace product. FRENIC-Ace-H is a VSD that has been specifically designed for HVAC applications and building automation projects. Features that are required in such applications include integrated PID, multi pump control, power conservation and “FIRE MODE” which is used for smoke extraction in the event of an emergency evacuation situation. To couple these features together, connectivity to the building automation system (BAS) is important and so FUJI include the BACnet communication protocol as an integrated protocol to easily connect to any building automation application.

The FRENIC-Mini drive is also intended to offer the highest level of flexibility in a small, tough package (power rating available from 0.1 to 15kW). Designed to be cost effective and efficient to operate, maintenance-free and easy set up and use, the drive provides high performance with the fastest CPU in its class. That performance is combined with a rich feature set, global compatibility, a new high-efficiency control system and an integrated RS-485 port to cover the widest range of possible applications. The drive is ideal for the efficient control of conveyors, fans, pumps (including stop by slow flow rate of a single pump) and specialised machinery, such as centrifugal separators and food processing machines.

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