In keeping with a commitment to centralize and streamline industrial automation and control, Unitronics is announcing a new VFD line. Unitronics, the leading experts in the development and manufacture of integrated PLC + HMI controllers, has launched its own line of variable frequency drives (VFDs). With this launch, the manufacturer can better meet customer demand for motor and motion control solutions.
Inverters — also called variable frequency drives (VFDs) — optimize machine performance, save energy, and lower machine lifecycle costs across a range of applications, including packaging, conveyance and material handling, machining, pump and fan applications, and more.
Unitronics’ VFDs seamlessly integrate with their existing lines of PLC + HMI All-in-One controllers: UniStream, Vision, and Samba.
The addition of a VFD product line simplifies workflow by enabling customers to obtain VFDs, PLCs, and HMIs from a single supplier, program them all in a single software, and receive support from the same team throughout a project.
Unitronics VFDs offer options for both single and three phase VFDs from 0.4 kW and up to 110 kW. Features include:
|EMC Built-In Filters||Braking units are built in to VFD|
|Mounting options: Wall, Flange, Rail||Sensorless vector and torque control|
|Operates over wide temperature range||STO (Safe Torque Off)|
|Modbus RTU fieldbus||Heavy-duty overload capacity|
The VFDs are also UL approved and TÜV SÜD Safety and CE Certified.
VFD configuration and operation
Pairing Unitronics VFDs with Unitronics controllers offers a faster, easier 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 the user to rapidly 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 their VFD directly from the controller’s integrated HMI panel, allowing them to take advantage of the full color touchscreen. Another major 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.
This addition from Unitronics allows OEMs to simplify and centralize their control needs, relying on fewer components from fewer vendors; they now can save time, budget, and effort with this all-in-one approach. Unitronics continues to uphold its commitment to innovating and integrating industrial automation.
Unitronics designs, manufactures, and markets quality PLCs for the global market. Easy-to-use, efficient, and affordable, the products have been automating processes, systems, and stand-alone applications since 1989. The manufacturer maintains more than 160 distributors in over 55 countries around the globe, enabling the customers to purchase the products with local marketing support.
Unitronics’ field-proven PLCs automate hundreds of thousands of installations in diverse fields — including petrochemical, automotive, food processing, plastic & textile, energy & environment, water & waste water management … anywhere automated processes are required. Unitronics’ programmable controllers have been honored by Frost & Sullivan’s 2016 Product Line Strategy Leadership Award, and have received numerous trade awards.
For more information, visit www.unitronics.com.