Variable Speed Drive
Yaskawa A1000 provides multi-network protocol communications and simple configuration.
The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. released its A1000 variable speed drive. The drive is available in 200-240VAC Three Phase 50/60 Hz (up to 175 HP), 380-480VAC Three Phase 50/60 Hz (up to 1000 HP), and 500-600VAC Three Phase 50/60Hz (up to 250 HP) ratings. It also features three expansion ports for additional I/O, feedback, and network communications, including DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, Profibus-DP, PROFINET, and MECHATROLINK-II. Embedded applications functions, such as PID control, droop control, and function block programming provide system level control without the use of a stand-alone controller. Configuration tools include a multi-language LCD display, parameter storage, application presets, and a portable USB copy unit. The company’s DriveWizard software provides configuration, monitoring, and trending functions.