Global AC drive manufacturer Vacon extended its product offering with the introduction of three pruducts; the VACON 100, 100 X and 20 X. They allow users to optimize efficiency in application processes throughout all industries. The flagship multipurpose AC drive, the VACON 100, offers a low cost of ownership and can be adapted to a wealth of different applications. It offers an easy-to-use fully graphical multilingual display and extended built-in block programming for drive customization. Among the drive's versatile features for easy system integration are a safe torque off (STO) function, on-board Ethernet-based communication protocols such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET IO and Modbus TCP as well as ATEX-certified motor over-temperature protection. Part of the company's range of decentralized AC drives, the VACON 100 X and 20 X are suitable in application where space is at a premium and bring cost savings as no additional enclosures are needed. With their IP66/Type 4X enclosures, they are ready to be used in harsh conditions. Since the drive is placed as close to the motor as possible or in the most appropriate location, considerable cost saving can be achieved as no separate electrical rooms, long shielded motor cables or drive cabinets are required.