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ABB has renamed the ACS350 general machinery drive the ACS355 and has incorporated additional features to maximise its effectiveness for machinery applications.

The ACS355 is designed to meet the production and performance needs of system integrators, OEMs and panel builders, as well as the requirements of end users in a range of applications, including food and beverage, material handling, lifting, textiles, packing, printing, rubber and plastics, and woodworking.

Said to have with the highest power density in its class, the compact drive is designed to meet the needs of high-volume machine building and manufacturing.

The drive offers four degrees of environmental protection, starting with the standard IP20 panel-mounted chassis.

For applications requiring the drive to be mounted to the wall, ABB offers a Nema 1/UL type 1 kit that can be field installed in minutes.

For more demanding environmental conditions, or for wash-down applications, the IP66/UL Type 4x enclosure, or IP69K protection with factory-recommended cable glands, provides a solution.

The drive supports control of standard AC induction motors and permanent magnet motors, providing flexibility for machine building and reducing the need for drive variants and spare parts.

The drive’s compact and uniform dimensions facilitate multiple drive solutions and cabinet installations, saving installation space at restricted spaces.

All frame sizes share the same depth and height.

Up to eight sequences of operations can be created to the drive, reducing the need for external logic components.

The Safe Torque Off (STO) safety function keeps the drive energised when the motor has been stopped and ensures that there is no torque on the machine.

Among other benefits, it provides safe machine maintenance and reduces the need for external safety components.

The STO function enables machine builders to fulfill the requirements of Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC, using the drive’s safety function as part of the machine’s safety system.

The feature is certified by TUV in accordance with IEC 61508 SIL3 and ISO13849-1 PL e standards.

The drive offers a variety of software and hardware features for a range of applications, including torque memory and mechanical brake control for lifting applications.

The features also include pulse counting that can be used to control small-scale production lines.

The drive supports plug-in type fieldbus adapters, enabling communication with the most common protocols in the automation industry.

The drive is available from 0.5 to 30hp at 0.37 to 22kW.

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