The three products that make up the ABB acs880 series are: single drives, multidrives, and drive modules. In this article, I will discuss product features and specifications of the ABB acs880 multidrives; which is one-third of the entire acs880 product.
ABB acs880 multidrives
ABB acs880 multidrives are available from 1.5 horsepower to 7,500 horsepower, with power ranging from 200 / 400 / 600 Volt AC (Alternating Current) to 700 Volt AC. The acs880 multidrives are stock products; with the option of built to order customization, to meet every user need. ABB acs880 multidrives come with various types of supply units. The supply units available are diode supply units and regenerative supply units; and these can meet technical challenges through a wide selection of options. A single supply and DC bus arrangement with multiple inverters reduce line power, cabinet size and investment costs.
The ABB acs880 multidrives have built-in safety features to reduce the need for external safety components. The acs880 multidrives support the CODESYS programming environment according to IEC 61131-3. Learn it once, use it everywhere. The ABB acs880 multidrives architecture features the same control panel, parameter menu structure, universal accessories and engineering tools as its predecessor, the acs800.
The acs880 multidrives features and options include extended I/O, fieldbus options, EMC filtering, brake options, fuses and main switch. The new cabinet design is more compact than the acs800, including efficient thermal handling. Several ingress protection (IP) classes with IP22 and IP42 offering cabinet solutions for different environments are also available. Induction motors, synchronous motors and induction servo motors are all supported as standard, without any additional software. The drive can control them in either open loop or closed loop, through its high precision motor control platform, direct torque control (DTC).
The new acs880 control panel is equipped with an intuitive and high-resolution, color control display that enables easy navigation. Many flexible data visualizations including bar charts, histograms and trend graphs help users to analyze processes, with assistants available to simplify setup. The menus and messages are customizable for the specific terminology of different applications. An integrated USB port allows easy connection to the PC tool – Drive composer, which offers fast and harmonized startup, commissioning and monitoring.
The built-in energy calculators, including used and saved kWh, CO2 reduction and money saved, help the user fine-tune processes to ensure optimal energy use. The energy optimizer control mode ensures the maximum torque per ampere, reducing energy drawn from the supply. The ABB acs880 multidrives reduces system size with premium motor control. The ABB acs880 multidrives are used in applications such as: winders, rolling mills, cranes, drilling, processing lines, and many other similar applications.