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Unformatted text preview: Product guide ABB drives 2 ABB drives | Product guide Profile ABB has designed an extensive portfolio of variable speed drives that is available through ABB’s sales offices and technical partners around the world. To meet the varying requirements of its customers, ABB offers a wide range of drives that meet the specific demands of pump, fan, conveyor and compressor applications through to machinery and marine applications. This product guide gives an overview of ABB’s portfolio of AC and DC drives. Benefits of using ABB drives Being able to vary the speed and torque of an electric motor, and in turn the driven load by using an ABB drive, brings benefits including: Substantial energy savings – Rather than have an electric motor running continuously at full speed, an electric drive allows the user to slow down or speed up the motor depending on the demand. Optimal process control – An electric drive enables a process to achieve the right speed and torque while maintaining its accuracy. All of which can contribute to a more consistent quality and throughput of the end product. Reduced need for maintenance – Being able to vary the speed and torque of an electric motor means there is less wear and tear on the motor and the driven machine. For example, the ability to bring a process up to speed slowly prevents the sudden shock loading that can damage a motor and the driven machine over time. Efficient system upgrade – An electric drive allows the removal of valves, gears and belts. It also ensures network dimensioning based on a lower starting current. Functional safety- Most ABB drives offer functional safety features that comply with the requirements of the European Union Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This directive is associated with standards like EN 62061 (IEC, defining SIL - Safety Integrity Level) and EN ISO 13849-1 (defining PL - Performance Level). ABB - global market and technology leader in AC and DC drives ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. ABB is the world’s largest drives manufacturer. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs more than 117,000 people. All ABB drives have the following common features: Easy to select – A drive can be easily selected using the ABB drives selection table on pages 6 and 7. Selection can be as simple as choosing the power rating, voltage and current through to detailed dimensioning and the addition of various options. Easy to purchase – ABB drives are available from ABB and selected ABB partners. Contact ABB for more details. Easy to install and commission – The drives are simple to install and commission. ABB has developed some of the most advanced control panels in the world. The panels feature plain-language instructions which can be accessed via very simple soft buttons. This combination, together with a series of Help menus, provides quick and effective access to all...
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- Spring '07
- Electric motor, Variable-frequency drive, ABB Group, Adjustable-speed drive, power range, ABB industrial drives