This article and video will be introducing the
ACS355 variable frequency drive, part of ABB’s machinery drives portfolio.
The ABB ACS355 machinery drives are designed to be the fastest
drives to install, set parameters, and commission. They are highly compact and cost
effective. Equipped with cutting edge
intelligence and safety capability, the drives are designed specifically to
meet the production and performance needs of system integrators, original
equipment manufacturers and panel builders, as well as the requirements of end
users in a broad range of applications.
These drives are designed to meet the requirements of an
extensive range of machinery applications. The drives are ideal for lifting,
food and beverage, material handling, textile, printing, rubber and plastic,
and woodworking applications.
The drive’s compact and uniform dimensions facilitate
multiple drive solutions and cabinet installations. Different mounting options
enable flexible installation in restricted spaces. With the FlashDrop tool the
drive can be pre-configured in seconds without powering the drive. The drive’s
application macros and assistants enable fast and easy commissioning.
Up to eight pre-set sequences of operations can be created
in minutes with the drive’s PC tool to reduce the need for external PLC
components. Versatile fieldbus connectivity to most PLCs on the market is also
available. Built-in safety features such as safe-torque-off reduce the need for
external safety components.
Additional features include Speed Compensated Stop. This
makes the drive ideal for material handling applications that require precision
stopping that is independent of variations in process speed. For demanding
environments high protection class variants are available in IP66/UL Type 4X
classes that are NSF certified.
Single-phase, 200 to 240 V .5 to 3hp. 3-phase 200 to 240v .5
to 15hp, and 3-phase 380 to 480 v .5 to 30hp. These drives support induction
motors and permanent magnet motors.
Two user interfaces are available including a basic control
panel and assistant control panel. The purpose of the panel cover is to protect
the drive’s connection surfaces. The basic control panel features a single line
numeric display where the Assistant control panel features a 3 line
multilingual alphanumeric display for easy drive programming. The large
graphical display and soft keys make it extremely easy to navigate. The control
panel has startup assistants and a built-in help function to guide the user.
Through optional modules, the ACS355 supports most major
fieldbus options including CANopen, DeviceNet, EtherCAT, Ethernet
IP/Modbus-TCP, Modbus-RTU and Profibus DP.
See how easy it is to perform a basic startup of the ACS355 variable frequency drive.