Lenze Americas’ compact 8400 motec inverter drive is equipped for all drive functions and scaled to deliver energy efficiency in material handling applications. Its IP66 enclosure encases three units—the drive, communication and wiring units. Available in a power range from 0.37 to 3.0 KW, the unit can be mounted either on the geared motor or wall-mounted for space savings in the control cabinet, and for reduced shielded motor cable length and expedited commissioning. When employed with asynchronous motors, the drive’s “VFC eco” mode permits the motor to be operated in partial load (in conveyor applications, for example, with constant or slowly changing loads), providing a 10-30% increase in energy efficiency.
The L-force Engineer configuration software affords simple commissioning and optimal control with the 8400 motec. A large LED ensures operation and error status are clearly visible from a distance for simple diagnostics. The replaceable memory module stores all parameters, further simplifying set-up and service while increasing system uptime. With CANopen, AS-i and PROFIBUS communication options, the 8400 motec is ready for network installation common in many industrial applications.