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46 INTECH MAY/JUNE 2018 WWW.ISA.ORG The Altivar family of variable speed drives now includes the Altivar Machine ATV340, which addresses the challenges of the smart-machine era by combining application control and automation capabilities. The variable speed drive is suited to a variety of industrial sectors as well as applications, such as packaging, material handling and working, and hoisting. The ATV340 is built for applications requiring rapid dynam- ic control. It has the flexibility to handle practically all motor types in open or closed loop. Built-in multiprotocol Ethernet, an embedded encoder, integrated application functions, and compatibility with multiple motor types bring design flexibil- ity. One-button autotuning for motor identification allows project replication, while a library of tested, validated, and documented architectures boosts the speed of design. The ATV340 range has Achilles Level 2 cybersecurity certifi- cation and is compliant with EN ISO 1384901 and EN 62061. It is suitable for environments with high levels of dust and vibration and operating temperatures up to 60°C. Remote monitoring enables predictive maintenance, and fast device- replacement services ensure prompt machine recovery. Schneider Electric, Variable speed drives product spotlight | Drives Frequency converter portfolio The company has extended its Sinamics frequency converter portfolio for standard applica- tions. The Sinamics V20 includes a new frame size, the FSAC, in the voltage range 1 AC 200 V to 240 V, 1.1 kW to 1.5 kW. FSAC is replacing the previous FSB frame (1 AC 200 V). It is 40 percent more compact than its predecessor, and the frame size offers more space-saving appli- cation possibilities. The Sinamics V20 is a basic converter avail- able in nine frame sizes. In the Sinamics V90 servo drive portfolio, the smallest frame size FSA is now also available as a Profinet version for 0.1 kW and 0.2 kW, which are covered by frame size FSB at the moment. These changes have enabled the footprint to be reduced by 10 millimeters, making the V90 FSA frame 18 percent smaller. It is now also possible to transmit process and diagnostic data over the Profinet interface in real time using a single cable. Within the V90 servo drive system, the Simotics S-1FL6 (SH45, SH 65, and SH90) motor series has also been released, with the connec- tions now angular on the motor side, but straight on the cable side. The Sinamics V90 servo drive system is suited for dynamic applications. Siemens, Ethernet-connected VFDs There are now Ethernet- connected versions of the FR-A800 and FR-F800 series variable frequency drives (VFDs). The FR-A800-E and FR-F800-E VFDs have Ether- net connectivity as a stan- dard feature, allowing the drives to be connected di- rectly to automation equip- ment and plant information management systems. These VFDs are designed for factory automation in the au- tomotive and food processing sectors, as well as wastewater treatment plants. They can be used in process control appli- cations, multiple pump control systems, and in networks that require continuous monitoring, such as the measurement of energy consumption. The FR-A800-E and FR-F800-E inverters can be connected to a manufacturing execution system network and exchange data in either direction. They can act as an interconnected VFD "team," without referring to a separate controller, by entering program- mable logic controller programming directly into the drives. They operate simultaneously within an Ethernet environment and virtually any other automation network, forming a gateway between a plant's other automation equipment. Mitsubishi Electric Automation,

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