GE Announces New Series Of AC Drives

GE Consumer & Industrial announced the AF–60 LP™ Micro Drive for small motor controls, the AF–600 FP™ Fan & Pump Drive for HVAC and Pump applications, and the AF–650 GP™ General Purpose Drive for control of mixers and material handling applications.

"Our customers asked for drives with built–in functionality and compact size that are easy to set–up, and meet all relevant global standards," stated Paul Bunnell, Product Manager, GE Consumer & Industrial. "Our AF–6 Series allows customers to immediately save costs by simplifying installation and decreasing the need for add–on equipment."

Delivered with the wiring diagram and template on the unit’s lid, AF–6 Series drives can be set up and running in less than five minutes with GE’s Quick Menu. All AF–6 Series drives feature a removable and hot pluggable, illuminated LCD display with a full function keypad. The keypad’s "INFO" key, for instance, provides full text, context–sensitive information to ease programming and to remove need for printed manuals. Users can set up one drive via hot pluggable feature and then copy settings to other drives, eliminating the need for duplicate programming.

The Quick Menu provides easy access to all the basic settings, such as parameters and values, rotation direction indication, set–up indication, custom user displays, trended charts display speed and torque. The AF–6 Series also features easy–to–use PC software that connects to the drive via a USB lead. Offering self protecting features, the AF–6 Series drives can handle from 110 to 150% current overload for up to one minute.

Available up to 10 horsepower, the AF–60 LP™ Micro Drive is built for small motor control and variable frequency applications with micro needs. The AF–60 LP™ Micro Drive uses robust housing to protect the drive and allows side by side mounting with no de–rating. Users can opt for an optional DIN rail mounting kit available up to and including 3HP drives.

Optimized for the range of variable torque applications, such as fans, compressors and pumps, the AF–600 FP™ Fan & Pump Drive is available up to 1,350 horsepower, yet is small and easy to mount in a control panel. The AF–600 FP™ Fan & Pump Drive offers an energy monitoring feature, flow compensation, pump cascade controller, sleep mode, automated resonance monitoring, fan belt monitoring, stairwell pressurization, fire override mode, and full alarm messages and descriptions.

The AF–650 GP drive, designed for control of mixers and material handling applications, provides 3 vector modes–advanced, sensorless and closed loop. Delivering a solid, aluminum base for mechanical stability and reliability in harsh environments, the AF–650 GP offers advanced brake control and encoder feedback, full alarm messages and descriptions.

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