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YASKAWA offers increased connectivity and flexibility with new AC micro-drives

12 March 2020

YASKAWA GA500 & 700 Variable Speed Drives gives machine builders an easy connection to a preferred Ethernet or Fieldbus network.

In many control applications today, there is a growing appetite for data-rich connectivity with all major industrial networks as part of the drive toward the Industrial IoT. Yaskawa is helping to satisfy this demand. 

From drive selection to design, installation, start-up, and troubleshooting, the design brief for GA500 and GA700 Drives has been focused on making life easier. 

These AC Micro-drives have been developed for the widest range of industrial applications, which combine valuable functions and features, to provide important benefits through the whole life cycle of a machine or installation. 

The latest GA Series of Variable Speed Drives are compact in size, incredibly flexible in terms of connectivity, and designed to handle nearly any application – enabling users to run any motor type from 0.2 up to 315Kw.

The key features and benefits include integrated EMC filters, embedded dual-channel safety (STO SIL3/PLe), one field-bus card for up to 5 network drives and the ability to meet all global standards – along with safe, convenient set-up and monitoring, with apps for all mobile devices. 

Other features include a robust design, enabling the drives to operate up to 4000 m altitude and in hot environments up to 60ºC. 

Coated PCB’s protect against dust and mist, while Integral temperature-controlled fans run only when needed, so any potential for contamination is minimised while service intervals can be prolonged.

The bright LED display and tactile keypad ensure easy and intuitive navigation through menus, while the common menus and parameters are arranged and named like any other Yaskawa drive – minimising the need for re-training. 

In addition, an embedded programming environment for customising drive functions means scalability and the potential to replace the need for external controllers
The USB port means easy connection to a PC or mobile device for programming, monitoring or troubleshooting. 

Easy-access terminals ensure the quick and convenient connection of mains and motor cables without the need to remove any cover. 

Furthermore, screw-less control terminals create long-lasting, reliable connections without the need for re-tightening. 

In conclusion, GA500 & GA700 Drives offer simple system integration, combining network support, application-focused features, with customisability, fast installation and set-up – without the need for peripherals.

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