New to Magnet’s range of variable speed drives (VSDs) are Altivar™ Easy 610 VSDs, which improve equipment performance – particularly fans and pumps – and reduce operating costs by optimising energy consumption and enhancing user comfort.
Fit-for-purpose Altivar Easy 610 VSDs are IP 20 frequency inverters for controlling three phase synchronous motors, with a power range from 0,75 to 160 kW and a main voltage range between 380 and 415 V.
“Altivar Easy 610 VSDs have been designed especially for fan and pump applications in diverse industries, including water and wastewater, oil and gas, process and machine control, as well as building management. This robust system can withstand operation in harsh environments and is able to adapt to various levels of thermal stress,” says Brian Howarth, managing director, the Magnet Group. “These VSDs are designed for use in two operating modes that optimise the drive’s nominal rating according to the system constraints.
“The two modes of overload – normal duty (ND) mode for applications requiring a slight overload and heavy duty (HD) mode for a significant overload, ensure efficient operation in variable and constant torque applications associated with pumps, fans, compressors and conveyors.”
Altivar Easy 610 VSDs have a communication module (Fieldbus embedded: Modbus) available for seamless integration into the main automation design. These drives feature various configurable I/O option modules as standard to facilitate adaptation to specific applications. The control terminal features analogue input and output, as well as digital input and relay output. This plug and play system, where parameters are pre-set in the factory to specific configurations, saves process control and operating time.
Integrated radio interference input EMC C3-level filters create leakage current to ground and integrated DC chokes reduce harmonic distortion.
These VSDs can operate safely in a temperature range between – 15˚C and +60 ˚C. Cooling air flow is separate from the printed circuit board to avoid dust and oil corrosion. Other protective features include a protective coating on the electronic cards and busbars have a plating to prevent chemical gas corrosion.
A plain text terminal or optional remote graphic display terminal, are used to control, adjust and configure the drive. These terminal display current values and are able to download and store several configuration files. Removable terminals, with an LCD backlight screen, can be connected and mounted on the front of the drive or mounted on an enclosure door, using a remote mounting accessory. Coloured control circuit terminals prevent misuse.
Performance of the Altivar Easy 610 is enhanced by contactors and circuit breakers, which protect the drive’s power cables again short circuits. This system has been designed for simple installation, low maintenance requirements and efficient operating costs.
Magnet supports Schneider’s Altivar range with a technical advisory and installation service throughout Southern Africa.
For further information
Samantha MacDonald, Junior Marketing Manager, Magnet
PO Box 401000, Red Hill, 4017
Unit 5 Edstan Business Park, 2 Ibhubesi Rd, Riverhorse Valley, Durban, South Africa
Telephone (031) 274 1998