Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Powerful general-purpose drives

Third Quarter 2020 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Commander series of simple and compact AC motor speed controllers meets advanced requirements in a wide range of applications. Their small footprint makes them ideal for machine builders and OEMs, where size really matters.

The series comprises two variations. Commander C200 meets the needs of a broad range of general applications and includes features to make setup and installation straightforward. Commander C300 also includes a dual Safe Torque Off (STO) input for applications requiring safety. Both models include powerful functionality. An on-board PLC, for example, provides embedded intelligence which removes the need for an external controller, saving on both cost and space when installing into systems or cabinets.

Commander’s wide power range, from 0,25 to 132 kW, also makes it the perfect solution for both low and high power applications. In more complex applications it is compatible with Control Techniques’ extensive range of plug-in option modules, which expand functionality and capability across a wide range of well-known fieldbuses.

For fast, task-based commissioning and easy maintenance, Connect has a Windows interface and intuitive graphical tools to enhance data analysis. The dynamic drive logic diagrams allow the visualisation and control of the drive in real time, while the parameter browser enables viewing, editing and saving of parameters as well as importing parameter files from legacy drives.

For more advanced applications, Machine Control Studio provides a flexible and intuitive environment for programming. This is possible thanks to the on-board PLC that increases the drive’s functionality at no extra cost.

For more information contact Jacqui Gradwell, Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, +27 11 462 1740, jacqui.gradwell@mail.nidec.com, www.controltechniques.com


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