| | | |

Invertek Launches New High Power VFD Range


November 1, 2021

Invertek Drives has recently launched a new high-powered variable frequency drive in both the Optidrive P2 and Optidrive Eco ranges with an IP55 / NEMA 12 enclosure for direct mounting and IP20 for control cabinet mounting.

They are capable of accurately controlling electric motors rated up to 480 Amps with a power rating up to 250kW / 400HP. They replace the existing Size 8 which was only available for control cabinet mounting with IP20 protection.

The new range also adds DNV marine certification, in addition to a built-in EMC filter to meet Category C3 with a factory fit option to upgrade to a high-performance EMC filter that meets Category C2. They also come with high-definition TFT displays as standard.

The IP20 and IP55 / NEMA 12 both have an ambient operating temperature up to 50˚C and conform to UL, cUL, EAC and RCM, in addition to DNV.

Kes Beech, Technical Manager at Invertek Drives, said they were responding to increasing demand for energy efficient drives capable of controlling power-hungry applications in increasingly demanding environments.

“The P2 and Eco drives are already used in a wide range of global industries. We’ve launched the new Size 8 to meet the growing demand for more powerful and precise electric motor control. The addition of the IP55 enclosure to the range provides a direct mounted option, opening up a host of new opportunities,” he said.

Robust, powerful and easy to use

“Reliability, ease of use, and energy efficiency are all synonymous with our Optidrive range. This is replicated in the new Size 8 which opens up a range of new opportunities and are available through our global sales network.”

The Optidrive P2 is designed for high-performance applications including mixers, extruders, conveyors, cranes and hoists. It can provide up to 200% torque from zero speed, ensuring reliable starting and accurate speed control under all load conditions. The Optidrive Eco is now commonplace in controlling fans, pumps and compressors and is widely used in HVAC-R and the water industry around the world.

In each application the Optidrive’s precise motor control allows for greater energy efficiencies and associated cost savings, as well as resulting in less motor and pump wear and tear and downtime.

Specification includes a built-in choke, built-in keypad and multi-language, high-definition TFT display as standard. They can be used with the OptiTools Studio PC software for set-up, commissioning and control, as well as OptiTools Mobile for smartphone and tablet communication.




Related Articles

Network Infrastructure Featured Product Spotlight

PBUS 14 Panduit logo 400

This webinar presented by Beth Lessard and Keith Cordero will be highlighting three Panduit solutions that will optimize network equipment and cabling to ensure that your spaces are efficiently and properly managed to support ever-evolving business needs of today and beyond. Products that will be featured include PanZone TrueEdge Wall Mount Enclsoure, Cable Managers, and Adjustable Depth 4-Post Rack.


Editor’s Pick: Featured Product News

Siemens: SIMOVAC Non-Arc-Resistant and SIMOVAC-AR Arc-Resistant Motor Controllers

The Siemens SIMOVAC medium-voltage non-arc-resistant and SIMOVAC-AR arc-resistant controllers have a modular design incorporating up to two 12SVC400 (400 A) controllers, housed in a freestanding sheet steel enclosure. Each controller is UL 347 class E2, equipped with three current-limiting fuses, a non-load-break isolating switch, and a fixed-mounted vacuum contactor (plug-in type optional for 12SVC400). The enclosure is designed for front access, allowing the equipment to be located with the rear of the equipment close to a non-combustible wall.

Read More

Sponsored Content
Explore the Benefits of Industrial Control Panel Certification

The growth of industrial machinery and automation is driving a growing need for industrial control panels (ICPs) globally. The UL 508A Industrial Control Panel Shop Program is part of UL’s General Coverage Program, which offers control panel manufacturers flexibility in applying UL Certification Marks to a wide range of industrial control panel designs. Our Industrial Control Panel Program covers multiple requirements like proper component usage, enclosure environmental ratings, wiring and motor protection, safety markings, and conformance to the National Electric Code® (NEC) and Canadian Electrical Code (CEC).

Learn more HERE.

Products for Panel Builders

  • Banner Engineering: S15J In-Line Fuses

    Banner Engineering: S15J In-Line Fuses

    This addition to Banner Engineering’s series of plug-and-play connections delivers quick and easy overcurrent protection anywhere it’s needed in a circuit. The rugged housing allows for use in harsh environments with other series components, and the visual feedback system provides quick status updates at a glance. No matter where a device is in a circuit, an S15J fuse can be installed quickly using the simple 5-pin M12 connection. A compact 15mm diameter barrel allows placement in areas where space is a concern. Read More…

  • BK Precision: 9200B Series Multi-Range Power Supplies

    BK Precision: 9200B Series Multi-Range Power Supplies

    Any 9200B series model can replace several supplies on your bench or in your rack. Unlike conventional supplies with fixed output ratings, these multi-range power supplies automatically recalculate voltage and current limits for each setting, providing full output power in any Volt/Amp combination within the rated voltage and current limits. For benchtop applications, these power supplies provide a numerical keypad for direct data entry along with convenient cursors and analog style knobs to quickly make incremental voltage or current changes. Read More…