Special Feature | July 2016
Schneider Electric launches AltivarTM ATV320
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched AltivarTM Machine ATV320, a variable speed drive that meets simple and advanced application requirements from 0.18 to 15 kW (0.25 to 20 Hp). The ATV320, as part of the Altivar Machine product range, was designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of machines, while optimising design and engineering costs for OEMs, who can benefit from the drive´s following features:
Book and compact form factors: These factors are engineered for easy, cost-effective integration with practically any machine layout and for placement inside either cabinets or machine frames.
Improved performance: Altivar Machine variable speed drives enhance motor control performance by reducing application task cycle time (1 ms) in synchronous and asynchronous motors.
Advanced connectivity: The variable speed drives support a variety of communication protocols such as ModBus TCP, Ethernet IP, CANopen, Sercos III, among many more Robust design: Altivar Machine drives´ printed circuit boards are coated in accordance with IEC 61721-3-3, with class 3C3 as standard, to protect against corrosion and provide reliability in harsh environments.
Fast integration requiring less engineering time: In addition to being PLCopen-compliant, the range is compatible with the tested, validated, and documented architectures (TDVAs) provided by Schneider´s MachineStruxure´ solutions to reduce design and engineering time.