Northborough, MA (12-10-2012) – Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has introduced the latest addition to its AC drives range. The new AC30V combines ease-of-use with high levels of control where reliability and accuracy are required.
The new Parker AC30V series variable speed drive combines ease-of-use with high levels of control for a wide range of applications where reliable, accurate motor speed controls are key requirements. Offered in three frame sizes that cover a power range of 1 HP through 25 HP (0.75 kW to 18.5 kW) with additional models to 150 HP planned, the AC30V series features conformably coated PC boards to protect against corrosion when used in harsh environments and a choice of integrated filtering options for compatibility with commercial and industrial installations.
The first of a new generation of variable speed drives from Parker, the AC30V series gives effective and affordable control of either AC induction or permanent magnet AC motors. With integrated energy monitoring functionality, the high efficiency drives are able to support the matching of motor speed to varying application demands. The AC30V will help reduce energy consumption, save money, and extend the mechanical life of motors, pumps and fans and ancillary equipment such as ducting or pipe work.
The AC30V series can be mounted as either an IP20 back plate or through-panel drive. A fully enclosed IP54-rated version that offers certified dust and water protection is to be introduced soon. Operating temperature range for the new drives is 0°C to +50°C.
Modular design enables the quick-and-easy addition of a range of extensions to suit specific applications. These include popular communications options such as Profinet, Profibus and Ether CAT, plus a comprehensive range of I/O modules. This modularity also reduces inventory requirements and associated costs for distributors and end-users. An intuitive multi-language graphical keypad that can be mounted on the drive or remotely provides access to all drive functions to facilitate fast and easy configuration without expert user knowledge. The AC30V series is designed and built to international standards to allow worldwide use.