Danfoss has released the VLT Midi Drive FC 280 series, the evolution of the VLT 2800 drive that comes with optional CANopen.
The drive comes with a power range of 0.37kW up to 22kW and will be issued as first step in versions from 0.37 kW to 7.5kW in 200V / 400V, the other drives will be launched beginning mid of 2016. It is fulfilling IE 2 according to the EN 50598.
For motor control for machine builders in the food and beverage, material handling, and processing industries, the VLT Midi Drive provides an option for control performance, functional safety, and flexible fieldbus communication.
The first launched drives will have optional CANopen or Profinet, later on followed by Ethernet IP and Profibus.
The company noted the drive has been designed to suit the user’s tasks, whether for conveyor systems, mixers, and packaging systems or driving pumps, fans, and compressors by providing connectors, integrated DC-coils, RFI filter, and dual channel STO functional safety.