Unidrive HS30
Unidrive HS30
0 – 3,000 Hz Open Loop
0.25 kW – 7.5 kW (0.33 hp – 10 hp)
200 V / 400 V
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Unidrive HS30 is designed for applications that require cost effective integration into safety systems and incorporates dual Safe Torque Off and advanced Rotor Flux Control (RFC-A) of open loop induction motors.

Conform to safety standards, maximize uptime and reduce costs by integrating directly with safety systems

  • HS30 has integrated dual STO inputs for SIL3, PLe conformity, eliminating the need for external safety components

Improve throughput with advanced open-loop motor control algorithms

  • Rotor Flux Control (RFC-A) gives maximum stability and control of induction motors at all powers
  • 180% motor overload suitable for heavy industrial machinery applications

Flexible system integration with SI communications options

  • HS30's SI interface enables integration with a wide range of available industry standard fieldbuses and I/O

Install and configure quickly and easily

  • Simple fixed LED keypad
  • Useful parameter guide located on the front of the drive
  • Use Unidrive M Connect or an SD card with the AI-Backup adaptor to clone and transfer parameter sets
  • DIN rail mounting is supported below 1.5 kW



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Key data

  • Heavy Duty rating: 0.25 - 132 kW (0.33 - 179 hp)
  • Supply phases:
    • Size 1 to 4: 110 V drives – 1 phase, 230 and 400 V drives - 1 or 3 phase
    • Size 5 upwards: 3 phase


Standard features


Machine safety:

  • 2 x Safe Torque Off terminals


  • Fixed LED

Option slots:

  • 1 (Size 2 and above)

Parameter cloning via:

  • PC tools
  • SD card with AI-Smart Back Up
  • AI-Smart Adaptor



100 V (100 V - 120 V ± 10%)

200 V (200 V - 240 V ± 10%)

400 V (380 V - 480 V ± 10%)

575 V (500 V - 575 V ± 10%)



Open loop vector or V/Hz induction motor control

Open loop Rotor Flux Control for induction motors (RFC-A)











160 x 75 x 130
DIN rail mounting*
137 x 75 x 130
6.3 x 3.0 x 5.1
DIN rail mounting*
5.4 x 3.0 x 5.1
0.75 1.65


205 x 75 x 150
DIN rail mounting*
180 x 75 x 150
8.1 x 3.0 x 5.9
DIN rail mounting*
7.1 x 3.0 x 5.9
1.0 2.2


226 x 90 x 160 8.9 x 3.5 x 6.3 1.5 3.3


277 x 115 x 175 10.9 x 4.5 x 6.9 3.13 6.9
*Additional fixings required to maximize security



Remote Keypad
Remote mountable, intuitive plain text, multilingual LCD keypad for rapid set-up and superior diagnostics (using the AI-485 adaptor along with a comms lead). Rapid and secure panel fit with 1 x 32mm hole rated to IP66 (NEMA 4).

System integration modules - communications

SI-Profibus Communication System Integration Modules

SI-PROFIBUS interface module enables follower connectivity. It is possible to use multiple SI-PROFIBUS modules or a combination of SI-PROFIBUS and other option module types to add additional functionality such as extended I/O, gateway functionality or additional PLC features.

SI-Devicenet Communications System Integration Module

SI-DeviceNet enables follower connectivity. It is possible to use multiple SI-DeviceNet modules to provide additional functionality.             

SI-CANopen Communication System Integration Module

SI-CANopen interface module supports various profiles, offering optimum flexibility.             

SI-Ethernet Communication System Integration Module

SI-Ethernet can be used to provide high speed drive access, global connectivity and integration with IT network technologies.             

SI-EtherCAT Communications System Integration Module

SI-EtherCAT allows Commander C general purpose drive to connect and interface with EtherCAT networks. 
SI-Profinet Communications System Integration Module  SI-PROFINET RT
PROFINET interface module.             

System integration modules - additional I/O

SI-IO System Integration Module

Extended I/O interface module to increase the number of I/O points on a drive. Provides additional: 4 x Digital I/O, 3 x Analog inputs (default)/Digital inputs, 1 x Analog output (default)/Digital input, 2 x Relays. 

Optional accessories

AI-Backup-Adaptor AI-Back-up Adaptor
Port adaptor for SD card parameter cloning, and an input for 24 V back-up.             
AI-Smart-Adaptor AI-Smart Adaptor
Has a built-in memory for parameter cloning and an input for 24 V back-up.             
AI-485-Adaptor AI-485 24 V Adaptor
Adaptor with 24 V input.             
RS485 USB Communication Cable RS485 Cable
The USB comms cable allows the drive to connect to a PC for use with Commander's PC tools.             

* Also requires an adaptor.


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