Rockwell Automation’s Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 Medium Voltage Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is now available in a smaller footprint to help save valuable floor space in industrial plants.
This more compact drive is designed to work well in any retrofit opportunity where the drive must fit into an existing space. It is widely applied in fan and pump applications in industries such as oil and gas, mining, and water/wastewater, according to the company.
This general-purpose VFD is made to offer the same reliability as the original drive, but in three smaller frame sizes to help meet or exceed technical expectations and enhance personnel safety. The drive is available in configurations ranging from 2.4 to 4.16 kV and 0 to 215 A.
Its all-in-one design is meant to allow users to receive the drive in one shipment with secondary windings already connected, reducing commissioning time. In addition, no rear access is required to make maintenance easier and less-hazardous.
Like all PowerFlex 6000 VFDs, the smaller drive is designed with synchronous bypass capabilities. The company says this allows users to operate one motor continuously with variable speed control or to start and synchronize multiple motors using only one drive, and also allows users to soft start large motors.