Hitachi's WJ200 inverters are capable of 200% or greater torque across the speed range

Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components and Equipment Division, has introduced the WJ200 series of inverters. The WJ200 is a sensorless vector (SLV) drive capable of 200% or greater torque across the speed range. Speed regulation at low speed is improved — fluctuation is half that of previous models. Improved trip avoidance measures have been incorporated for system reliability and availability.

The WJ200 offers PLC-like functionality by means of the integrated Easy Sequence (EzSQ) programming function. Programs up to 1024 lines can be created on a PC using this structured language tool, and can then be transferred to the WJ200. In this way, sophisticated control schemes can be created without the use of external controllers.

Simple position control applications are also possible with the WJ200, utilizing the integrated pulse input. Together with EzSQ, motion profiles can be developed. The WJ200 also has the capability to drive both induction motors and permanent magnet (PM) motors.

An EzCOM peer-to-peer communications function is standard and allows multiple WJ200s to share data. One drive is designated as the “administrator” and controls the network. Other drives on the network can be master or slave, with masters able to write data to any designated slave(s). Master/slave roles are rotated under the control of the administrator automatically. Up to eight masters can reside on the network, and up to 32 drives (up to 247 drives, if external signal repeaters are used). The administrator can be master or slave also. EzCOM allows for creation of coordinated systems without any additional external hardware or programming.

Other standard features include a safe-stop function (meets ISO/IEC standards), password protection of parameters, real-time clock, standard Modbus/RTU RS-485 serial port, micro surge voltage suppression, dynamic braking circuit and more.

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