Global AC drive manufacturer Vacon is announcing the new VACON® 100 FLOW, an AC drive specially optimized for pump and fan applications, at the electric automation fair SPS IPC DRIVES 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany on 27 November 2012. The new AC drive offers versatile flow control for water & wastewater and building automation applications, further strengthening the wide range of the VACON 100 product family.
The VACON 100 FLOW is the newest member of Vacon's third-generation VACON 100 product family. Other products in the family include:
- VACON® 100 multipurpose AC drive
- VACON® 100 X decentralized IP66/UL Type 4X-enclosed AC drive
- VACON® 100 HVAC AC drive for building automation applications.
VACON 100 FLOW combines the core design of VACON 100 with dedicated functions that can benefit flow control processes. The new AC drive also improves the efficiency and redundancy of pump systems, offering advanced features such as Multimaster and Multifollower for controlling multiple pumps simultaneously.
VACON 100 FLOW comes with many user-friendly features such as a fully graphical multilingual display, configuration wizards which enable easy setup of the drive, and intuitive built-in block programming functions which allow the AC drive to be tailored for special needs, such as use in retrofit installations.
Easy system integration is made possible with industry-leading on-board Ethernet-based communication protocols such as EtherNet/IP, PROFINET IO and Modbus TCP, a Safe Torque Off (STO) function and ATEX-certified motor over-temperature protection.
VACON 100 FLOW uses environmentally friendly long-life plastic-foil capacitor technology which ensures highest reliability and lowest possible lifecycle cost.
"Pumps, compressors and fans - these applications benefit massively from improvements in energy efficiency and reduced lifecycle costs. In this respect, we think that VACON 100 FLOW offers much more than any other AC drive on the market today," says Heikki Hiltunen, Executive Vice President, Market Operations.
VACON 100 FLOW is available in the power range of 0.55 kW to 160 kW (0.75 HP to 250 HP) and in a voltage range of 230 V to 500 V.
Vacon's stand number at SPS IPC DRIVES 2012 is 1-420.