The ACS580 general purpose drive by ABB is plug-in-ready to control pumps, fans, conv eyors, mixers and many other variable and basic constant-torque applications, while requiring very little time for set up and commissioning. All essential features are built-in, making drive selection and use easy, and giving users better management and savings of precious energy. The ACS580 power range is 0.75 to 250 kW and voltage range is 208 to 480 V. Initially the wallmounted drive is available with IP21 enclosure and IP55 enclosure will be introduced later in 2014.
The drive controls the process more energy efficiently based on actual need, rather than fixed-speed and mechanical flow control often used in applications like pumps and fans. An energy optimizer feature ensures maximum torque per ampere and reducing energy drawn from the supply. The drive supports diff erent motors, including high-efficiency permanent magnet motors. The kWh counters monitor hourly, daily and cumulative energy consumption of the drive. The energy saving calculators show savings for energy, CO2 emissions and money when the drive replaces other control methods (e.g. direct-online). This makes it easy to see how fast the drive brings a rapid return on investment.
The control panel and PC tool simplify the use of the drive. A user can use his native language as the drive supports more than 20 languages. The control panel's settings menu and built-in assistants speed up commissioning. Each menu is clearly named by function, such as motor, ramp and limit settings. The basic set up is done in minutes. The I/O menu shows how the electrical terminals are configured and giv es quick access to related terminal settings like filtering, scaling, delay or function selections.
The Drive composer PC tool provides extensive drive monitoring and process tuning capabilities. The entry-level version of Drive composer is av ailable for free via the ABB website. Drive composer pro provides adv anced features such graphical control diagrams that help users set the drive's logic quickly.