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Danfoss release latest VLT AutomationDrive

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Danfoss Drives has released the latest incarnation of the VLT AutomationDrive for demanding applications in challenging environments. It is also “more intelligent that it has ever been before,” according to the company.

The VLT AutomationDrive features compact new generation D- and E-enclosures and a wider operating temperature range of -25°C to 50°C without derating. It also includes “both hardware and software enhancements that maximise performance and provide a level of application flexibility,” the company continued.

The Integrated Motion Controller (IMC) for example allows the VLT Automation Drive to position or synchronise with asynchronous or PM motors with or without an encoder connection. This saves money when the application doesn’t require the dynamic performance of a servo drive, as well as saving time in the commissioning process.

In addition, the VLT AutomationDrive’s Motion Control Options provide a way to replace mechanical controls with “Intelligent energy-saving electronic solutions that result in reliable, high-quality processes that increase productivity and performance,” the company explained.

This allows electronic cam control to be added with the VLT Motion Control Option MCO 305, reducing system and maintenance costs, or the addition of the VLT Synchronising Controller MCO 350 to increase capacity for applications, such as palletisers. “Regardless of your need, utilising these options can provide increased control and operations efficiency, providing a faster return on your investment.”

Safety concerns are also catered to with the VLT AutomationContol with options including the standard Safe Torque Off to various options than include several safe speeds. Commissioning has also be made easier and safer through visual instructions within the VLT Motion Control Tool MCT 10, which ensures both fault-free wiring and that safety parameters are correctly transferred from PC to the drive.

Finally, the new VLT AutomationDrive has been designed with Industry 4.0 in mind, taking “full advantage that the new digital age bring,” the company said, including interface to cloud-based data.

Danfoss Drives – part of the Danfoss Group – is a manufacturer of variable speed control of electric motors. Its AC drives adapt to any motor technologies and serve in the power range of 0.18 kW to 5.3 MW.

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