Powerful drive in a compact package

Powerful drive in a compact package

VACON X5 HazLo AC drive from Danfoss

While the technology utilized in treatment plants continues to evolve, the footprint that technology occupies often needs to remain consistent. Danfoss has recognized that trend, with its VACON X5 HazLo AC drive designed to give water and wastewater facilities an application solution in a compact and cost-effective unit.

The drive has a robust design with safety-yellow-colored metal covers to protect against bumps and misuse, or full stainless steel enclosures. Because there is no additional box in which to place the drive, cooling is not an issue. This allows for high mounting flexibility and affordable installation cost.

The drive is available in frame size T3 and T4 for applications from 40 to 100 hp. It is designed to keep operating in harsh environments and built from the ground up to survive tough conditions while remaining simple to use. It is certified for Division 2 hazardous locations.

It is designed for the real world — a world that is not gentle or forgiving to electronic devices. In addition to water and wastewater treatment plants, it is suitable for a variety of applications such as petroleum refineries, gasoline storage and dispensing areas, dry cleaning plants where vapors from cleaning fluids can be present‚ spray finishing areas‚ aircraft hangars and fuel servicing areas‚ utility gas plants, and operations involving storage and handling of liquefied petroleum gas or natural gas. Applications in Class 2 and Class 3, Division 2 locations include grain elevators; flour and feed mills; producers of plastics, medicines and fireworks; producers of starch or candies; spice-grinding plants; sugar plants and cocoa plants; coal preparation plants and other carbon handling or processing areas; textile mills, cotton gins, cotton seed mills and flax processing plants; and plants that shape, pulverize or cut wood and create sawdust.

Its robust enclosure is a UL Type 4X with environmental ratings for indoor/outdoor use. There is no derating or purging needed. Its integrated brake resistor allows it to better handle high inertial loads and warm up in cold conditions. It offers reduced installation costs and can be mounted in low temperatures. A built-in multistep sequencer can replace a small PLC in many applications. It offers reduced investment costs and flexible application programming. 800-432-6367; www.danfossdrives.com


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