New motor control products from Schneider Electric
11 June 2010
Schneider Electric has launched the latest addition to its Altivar range of variable speed drives. The ATV32 range is suitable for both asynchronous and synchronous motors from 0.18kW to 15kW, and it is available in a slimline book style housing up to 4kW. Models up to 1.5kW have a frame width of just 45mm and can be mounted side-by-side to save enclosure space.
Packed into this compact package are 150 application-specific functions, simple programmable control system functions and embedded machine safety features, including safe torque off, safe limited speed and safe stop. Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity is provided through Schneider’s SoMove software suite, enabling remote configuration and control.
The ATV32 also has offers embedded CANopen and Modbus and has the ability to communicate with most industrial networks for complex and automated applications. At the same time its embedded ATV Logic makes it suitable for stand-alone applications.
A wide range of configuration options is available. With a simple loader (copy and paste tool) the drive can be configured with power on. With a multi-loader, the operator can click and configure the drive with the power off. The SoMove software removes the need for a PC and all of the configuration data can be stored on an SD card. HMI options include remote terminal or a simple-to-use drive navigator with a full-text clear display.
Launching alongside the ATV 32, is the new ATS 22 range of user friendly softstarters. These all incorporate an embedded shorting contactor, meaning fewer components, less cabling and an overall smaller footprint, while offering true three phase control. The products offer a wide power range and all benefit from a new HMI design with the ‘simply start’ concept, which provides ten basic parameters to get you started. (A second level of parameters is available for more advanced configuration).
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