SEP 02, 2019
High power drive users can now receive ready-made drive cabinet systems in as little as one week for emergency breakdowns, following the release of Control Techniques’ Drive Free Standing.
Designed for energy efficient motor control in high ingress-prone environments, European delivery is possible within five working days on prior agreement. Ranging from 55 kW to 520 kW, the pre-engineered drive system comes ready to use with no additional engineering required and is designed to fit within an existing cubicle setup.
Drive Free Standing is simple to configure using the door-mounted HMI or Windows-based Connect PC tool.
IP23 as standard, an IP54 system is also available, including a water cooled IP55 variant. Boosting reliability, Drive Free Standing also uses standard production drive modules from Control Techniques’ globally installed base, manufactured to highly consistent procedures with multiple test gates and full traceability.
Durability is reinforced on drive modules via conformal coated PCBs, a patented air flow system which minimises ingress issues and maximises cooling, plus a wide supply voltage tolerance.
Drive Free Standing is based on Control Techniques’ globally installed Unidrive M700 and Powerdrive F300 drive modules. With Unidrive M700, high performance motor control is provided with up to 3,000 Hz current loop bandwidth and up to 250 Hz speed loop bandwidth. Unidrive M700 also includes onboard machine control with open programming. Alternatively, Powerdrive F300 includes specific fan, pump and compressor application functionality.
Unidrive M700 includes Ethernet onboard, including EtherNet I/P, Profinet and Modbus TCP/IP. Both drive models also include integration options to further expand communications across all major protocols, plus options covering control, I/O and encoders.