January 10, 2019 – ABB is launching a series of variable frequency drives (VFDs) that will enhance the performance of smart buildings and enable users to meet more stringent energy efficiency regulations.
ACH580 VFDs are integrated with ABB Ability monitoring services – ABB’s cross-industry, digital offering, which provides real-time data about drive status and performance from any location. Monitoring parameters include drives availability, environmental conditions and fault events.
The control panel helps monitor activity and anticipate possible operational issues and maintenance needs.
Optional Bluetooth capability provides operating access in locations where drives are difficult to reach. Bluetooth also supports the connection to ABB Ability, providing the user with access to remote assistance services through the Drivetune application.
With drive technology and full HVAC functionality, the ACH580 Ultra-Low Harmonic drive maintains unity power factor with a harmonic content of 3% or less current distortion (THDi), and reduces the risk of electrical disturbances when operating on a generator.
The ACH580 drive is offered with different enclosure ratings, as either wall-mounted or cabinet-built, and employs ABB’s proven architecture. It can be integrated with most types of motors, including permanent magnet (PM) and synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motors.
ABB is a technology leader in power grids, electrification products, industrial automation and robotics and motion, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 147,000 employees.