The Drives & Motion division of Yaskawa America, Inc. has introduced the GA500 Industrial Microdrive. The GA500 drive is rated up to 40 hp and can be applied to 240 Vac single-phase, 240 Vac three-phase, or 480 Vac three-phase incoming power. The GA500 can also be programmed without main power applied, which means users can set up the drive so it’s ready to run before main power is available.
“This drive builds on the deep history of Yaskawa’s product quality,” said Ed Tom, Product Manager. “The GA500 provides high reliability with its design to deliver a minimum of 10 years of continuous operation.”
It’s designed to meet RoHS2, providing a sustainable and an environmentally friendly drive. Its TUV safety rating allows users to meet the most stringent safety ratings for their machine and provides a long mission time for the life of their equipment.
The GA500 also provides users with a wide range of flexibility. For those that use dc as their power source, the drive is UL rated to accept dc as its primary power source. The GA500 can operate a variety of motors, including induction, permanent magnet (SPM and IPM), and synchronous reluctance (SynRM).
For users that require network communications with their drives, the GA500 offers a variety of industrial protocols that enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), including EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, Modbus TCP/IP, and EtherCAT. Traditional fieldbus protocols like DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, and Modbus RTU (embedded) are also available.
Yaskawa’s mobile app, DriveWizard Mobile, provides the ability to program and/or monitor the GA500 through mobile devices like a smartphone or tablet. DriveWizard Mobile instantly accesses the Yaskawa Drive Cloud, providing a safe location to store drive information with instant access anywhere.
Learn more about the GA500 at www.yaskawa.com/GA500.