WEG has launched a new cost-effective range of inverter drives that gives exceptional performance for three-phase induction motor control. The CFW500 range features state-of-the-art technology to deliver a high level of control, but at an affordable price, enabling industrial manufacturers to improve processes and make significant cost savings. The inverter drive is robust, flexible and smart, and available in power ratings from 0.18 kW up to 22 kW. It has been designed to be versatile for many industrial automation applications including centrifugal and process pumps, fans, compressors and conveyors. The CFW500 drives are based on modular plug and play design, extremely easy to use and program. The drive includes a built-in micro-PLC, which can be programmed according to standard protocol IEC 61131-3. It also comes with pre-programmed macros for a range of applications, for example positioning, timer and acceleration. Users can simply program the drive using the LCD HMI display, or via a computer through a variety of interfaces (RS232, USB, RS485).