ABB unveils energy-saving drives series
Dubai, May 11, 2010
ABB, the leading power and automation group, has launched a new line of energy-efficient variable speed drives, called ACS 2000, in the Middle East and Africa.
The new series is designed to offer regional industrial customers energy savings, reduced maintenance costs and flexible operation.
ABB’s new drive family member is an air-cooled general purpose AC drive designed for high reliability, easy installation and fast commissioning. It is a perfect solution targeted at fan, pump, compressor applications and industries applications in cement, water, power generation and oil and gas industries.
The drive is rated from 400 to 1,000 kVA in voltages up to 6.9 kV and is ideal for applications that do not require an engineered drive. The ACS 2000 is packed with innovative technology and offers a host of benefits such as flexible line supply connections, lower harmonics, reduced energy consumption plus easy installation and commissioning.
Depending on the customer’s preference or existing installation, the drive can be used with an input isolation transformer or it can be directly connected to the line supply (direct-to-line).
Moreover, the ACS 2000 direct-to-line has the advantage that the drive can be operated without transformer, which can account for up to 40 per cent of the total costs of a drive system. Due to its compact size and lighter weight compared to a drive requiring a transformer, it also results in lower transportation costs and requires less space in the electrical room.
'Customers will also be able to benefit from a lower total cost of ownership thanks to the drive's easy installation, maintenance and low energy consumption,' said ABB local business unit manager for drives and motors in the Gulf, Aki Maenpaa.-TradeArabia News Service
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