Danfoss Drives recently introduced the FCD QDrive, an enclosed drive solution engineered for wall or rail mounting in any position or atop a motor without a circuit breaker or output contactor. According to the company’s press release, the FCD QDrives deliver 0.5 to 4 horsepower and provide automatic motor tuning, dynamic braking, and AC braking and mechanical brake control.
Features include a closed-loop controller, precise stop, speed-compensated stop, counter stop and flying start. They can be utilized for bus communication across a number of industry standard configurations in material handling, packaging and food and beverage applications.
The QDrives eliminate the need for fuses and are equipped with a built-in RFI filter and harmonic filter. They provide complete drive and motor protection, with options including a local control pad, circuit breaker and output contactor.
“FCD QDrives minimize wiring to eliminate the need for expensive shielded cables and hours of costly installation work,” says Darren Lecke, product manager at Danfoss. “Additionally, all drive functions can be grouped in one module of a plant to reduce installation time as well as planning and commissioning, which is particularly significant for OEMs striving for modularization.”