Compact and energy saving decentralised drive package

17 August 2021

WEG has introduced a decentralised drive package, consisting of WG20-series gear units, EUSAS motors and a MW500 variable speed drive (VSD). Compared with traditional drives, this compact package is said to provide lower energy consumption and a compact footprint, as well as improved flexibility.

The decentralised drive package can be used for range of applications, including machines in intralogistics, such as warehouse systems and conveyor belts. Other potential applications include speed-controlled fans, pumps and filling systems.

Members of the MW500 VSD family can be used for a range of applications in the 0.12 to 9.2 kW range for line voltages of 380 - 480 V. The equipment is available in three frame sizes (A, B and C), and from 0.12 to 1.5kW for 200 - 240V with WEG’s WG20 geared motor series – which are available as helical, parallel shaft or helical bevel gear units. 

When the WG20 gear unit in this setup is connected to a WEG EUSAS integral motor from WEG, it offers a wide range of advantages as the EUSAS motor operated in frequency inverter mode (100/120 Hz characteristics) offers double the power at a constant torque.

The heavy-duty housing design for the MW500 with an IP66 and NEMA 4X rating means the VSD can be used outdoors and can be attached directly to the motor terminal box frame or to the wall. 

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