Moving forward with control solutions

17 July 2018

Unitronics has introduced a new variable frequency drive (VFD) range for use in motion control applications.

The new VFD joins the existing range of integrated PLC + HMI controllers with the aim of helping Unitronic customers to meet the demand for motor and motion control solutions.

The units are designed to help optimise machine performance, save energy, and lower machine lifecycle costs across a range of applications, including packaging, conveyance and material handling, machining, and pump and fan applications.

The drives  seamlessly integrate with the existing lines of PLC + HMI all-in-one controllers, including UniStream, Vision, and Samba.

The addition of a VFD product line is said to simplify workflow by enabling customers to obtain VFDs, PLCs, and HMIs from a single supplier, programme them all in a single software, and receive support from the same team throughout a project.

The VFDs are UL approved, TÜV SÜD Safety and CE Certified.

Configuration and operation
Pairing Unitronics VFDs with Unitronics controllers offers an alternative to other VFDs on the market: all tasks can be programmed using the same software environment as the PLC and HMI applications. Unitronics’ software enables users to set up, configure, and commission multiple VFDs, as well as to monitor and debug the VFD via online watch or Scope Trace graph.

Users can also operate the VFD directly from the controller's integrated HMI panel, allowing them to take advantage of the full colour touchscreen. Another benefit of an All-in-One Unitronics solution is remote access; users can monitor the VFD via the software, web server, or even a VNC connection.

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