Unitronics Launches its New VFD Line

The company, leader in the manufacture of integrated PLC+HMI controllers, announced the launch of its own new line of Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), with the aim of simplifying and centralizing OEMs control needs

  • Unitronics Launches its New VFD Line
    Unitronics Launches its New VFD Line
  • Unitronics Launches its New VFD Line
    Unitronics Launches its New VFD Line

Unitronics has recently launched its own line of Variable Frequency Drives, or VFDs, to keep up with their commitment to centralize and streamline industrial automation and control. With this launch they are better able to meet customer demand for motor and motion control solutions.

Integration with existing lines

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) — also called inverters — optimize machine performance, save energy, and lower machine lifecycle costs across a range of applications, including packaging, conveyance and material handling, machining, pump and fan applications, and more. Unitronics’ VFDs seamlessly integrate with their existing lines of PLC + HMI All-in-One controllers: UniStream®, Vision™, and Samba™.
The addition of a VFD product line simplifies workflow by enabling customers to obtain VFDs, PLCs, and HMIs from a single supplier, program them all in a single software, and receive support from the same team throughout a project.

VFD Features

Unitronics VFDs offer options for both single and three phase VFDs from 0.4 kW and up to 110 kW. Features include:

  • EMC Built-In Filters    •    Braking units - Built-In
  • Mounting options: Wall, Flange, Rail    •    Sensorless Vector and Torque control
  • Temperature - Extended operating range    •    STO (Safe Torque Off)
  • Modbus RTU fieldbus    •    Heavy-Duty overload capacity

The VFDs are also UL approved, TÜV SÜD Safety and CE Certified.

Configuration and Operation

Pairing Unitronics VFDs with Unitronics controllers offers a valuable alternative to other VFDs on the market: all tasks can be programmed using the same software environment as the PLC and HMI applications.  Unitronics’ software enables the user to rapidly set up, configure, and commission multiple VFDs, as well as to monitor and debug the VFD via online watch or Scope Trace graph. Users can also operate their VFD directly from the controller's integrated HMI panel, allowing them to take advantage of the full color touchscreen
Another major benefit of an All-in-One Unitronics solution is Remote Access; users can monitor the VFD via the software, web server, or even a VNC connection.

Advantages for OEMs

This addition from Unitronics allows OEMs to simplify and centralize their control needs, relying on fewer components from fewer vendors; they now can save time, budget, and effort with this all-in-one approach. Unitronics continues to uphold its commitment to innovating and integrating industrial automation.

Graduated in political sciences and international relations in Paris, Anis joined the team in early 2019. Editor for IEN Europe and the new digital magazine AI IEN, he is a new tech enthusiast. Also passionate about sports, music, cultures and languages. 

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