ABB's ACS580 all-compatible, general-purpose drive provides energy-efficient motor and process control

May 17, 2018
ABB recently introduced the ACS580 all-compatible, general-purpose drive to the North American market.

ABB recently introduced the ACS580 all-compatible, general-purpose drive to the North American market. The newest entry in ABB’s low-voltage AC drive portfolio, the ACS580 drive provides energy-efficient motor and process control. It is designed to control pumps, fans, conveyors, mixers, and many other variable and basic constant-torque applications.

The ACS580, which supports a variety of motor types, including high-efficiency permanent magnet motors, is part of ABB’s all-compatible drives portfolio. With all essential features built-in, the ACS580 is designed for reliability and ease of-use.The wall-mounted drive is available in power ranges from 1 to 350 HP at 460 volts, in both UL Type 1 and 12 enclosures. The UL Type 12 drive has a reduced footprint providing more mounting flexibility in harsh environments.

All essential features are built into the drive, reducing the need to deal with external components, extra cabling and space restrictions, as well as their related costs. The Drive Composer PC tool simplifies the use of the drive, and the control panel’s primary settings menu and built-in assistants speed up commissioning, allowing basic set-up to be completed in minutes.

The assistant control panel can be upgraded to an optional Bluetooth control panel to enable wireless commissioning and monitoring. The I/O menu displays how the electrical terminals are configured, and provides quick access to related terminal settings like filtering, scaling, delay or function selections.

The ACS580 is designed for the ultimate in reliability, quality and durability. With conformal coated circuit boards (IEC60721-3-3 class 3C3), a compact UL Type 12 enclosure option and thorough testing of all protective features at maximum temperatures and nominal loads, it is ideal for harsh environments.

The drive also provides reduced harmonics with built-in, second-generation swinging choke technology in a smaller and lighter design. Other features include EMC filter, brake chopper up to frame R3, Modbus RTU fieldbus interface and Safe Torque Off (STO).

ABB all-compatible drives share the same architecture. Once users have learned one all-compatible drive, they will be able to quickly integrate others, including larger drives, saving effort, training costs, energy and money with each installation.

The capability of the ACS580 can be extended with optional plug-in modules. A wide range of fieldbus adapters can easily be mounted inside the drive allowing connectivity to all the major industrial fieldbus protocols. The standard I/O can be extended by using optional analog and digital extension modules.