Eaton offers its PowerXL variable frequency drives rated up to 7.5 kW with IP66 protection. The robust devices can be used outside of the switchboard directly next to the motor or at the machine. This ensures versatile use and simple retrofitting even in harsh industrial environments. Compliance with the necessary EMC requirements is also easier thanks to the resulting shorter motor cable lengths. The variable frequency drives enable operators to implement a load-oriented control of their machines and plants. The inverters are an easy-to-install, user-friendly and energy-efficient solution, particularly with applications such as pumps, fans, conveyor belts, cranes, winding machines, compressors or lifts.
The XL family currently consists of two models: the DC1 basic model for ratings from 0.37 to 11 kW, and the DA1 for ratings from 0.75 to 250 kW for more demanding solutions. With the focus on energy efficiency, the DA1 series supports both the standard three-phase motors that normally comply with the current IE2 and IE3 standard, as well as the highly efficient permanent magnet motors that are designed for the future IE4 standard. The variable frequency drives also feature an energy optimizer that can automatically reduce the motor voltage with light loads.