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Variable speed drive

December 7, 2012
By Alison Dunn

The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. recently released the P1000 variable speed drive. The P1000 drive is designed to provide simple, reliable, cost-effective control for variable-torque loads through 500 HP. User-friendly configuration tools, including a multi-language LCD display with a real-time clock, parameter storage, fan and pump application presets, and a portable USB copy unit are designed to make programming and configuration simple. DriveWizard computer software delivers configuration, monitoring and trending functions enhanced by direct connectivity through the P1000’s standard USB port. For applications requiring more functionality, the P1000 offers three expansion ports for additional I/O, feedback, and network communications, including DeviceNet, EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP/IP, Profibus-DP, PROFINET, BACnet, and Lonworks. The P1000 drive is available in 200-240VAC Three Phase 50/60 Hz (up to 175 HP), 380-480VAC Three Phase 50/60 Hz (up to 500 HP), and 500-600VAC Three Phase 50/60Hz  (up to 250 HP) ratings.

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