VACON® 20 AC Drive from Danfoss - Ultimate Flexibility & Cost Savings

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Danfoss Drives

Danfoss takes machine control to a new level with the VACON® 20 AC Drive. The drive’s compact size and wide power range, combined with built-in, highly flexible PLC functionality, makes the VACON 20 one of the most adaptable, cost efficient AC drives for packaging machine applications. Available in all common voltages (110-600V) and a power range up to 18.5kW/25 HP, the VACON 20 offers something for OEMs all over the world.

Because packaging machinery performance is highly dependent on the performance of the AC drive, VACON 20 is ideal to cut cycle times and provide maximized control. The built-in RS-485 interface offers a cost effective and simple serial control interface for the drive. With optional modules, the VACON 20 can be connected to almost any communication system including CANOpen, Fieldbus, DeviceNet and Profibus DP.

The unique features of the VACON 20 are attractive to volume manufacturers, where every second in installation and configuration time counts. Easy access terminals, built-in DIN rail mounting and the MCA parameter-copying tool, which can clone settings without main power in the drive, are all features that help reduce start-up time. The ability to customize functionality gives OEMs the opportunity to build their own control logic in the drive and utilize unused I/O of the drive for performing other machine related tasks. In addition, the parameter list can be freely modified and application specific parameter sets and default settings can be created.

Key technical features include:

• Power range up to 25 HP/18.5kW
• Voltage range: 110-600V
• Full I/O + option support
• Optional Integral DC Choke available for M14-M15
• Built-in choke as option in ≥16A types
• Pulse train input
• Easy user interface
• Built-in PLC functionality based on IEC61131-3
• Built-in EMC filter
• DIN-rail mounting available

For more information:
Nicki Bowling, Marketing Manager, Americas, Danfoss
Tel: 414-702-9323; Email:

Julie Eleftheriou, Editorial Director, Longren & Parks,
Tel: 952-913-3065; Email:

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