ABB's AC Drive Customized for Machine Builders

June 21, 2010
New ACS355 - Designed to set new benchmarks in speed, simplicity and safety

ABB general machinery drive, ACS355, is designed to meet the production and performance needs of system integrators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and panel builders, as well as the requirements of end users in a broad range of applications. Highly compact and cost effective. The drive offers four degrees of environmental protection, starting with the standard IP20 panel-mounted chassis. For applications requiring the drive to be mounted to the wall, ABB offers an easy to install Nema 1/UL type 1 kit that can be field installed in minutes. For more demanding environmental conditions, or for wash-down applications, the IP66/UL Type 4x enclosure, or IP69K protection with factory recommended cable glands, is the perfect solution. The drive supports control of standard AC induction motors and permanent magnet motors, providing flexibility for machine building and reducing the need for drive variants and spare parts. The drive's compact and uniform dimensions facilitate multiple drive solutions and cabinet installations, saving installation space at restricted spaces. The drive is available in one of the broadest power ranges in the machinery drives class - from 0.5 to 30hp, 0.37 to 22 kW– covering all the typical needs of machine builders with a single family of machinery drive.