Schneider Electric debuts innovative Altivar Machine ATV340 variable speed drives

May 31, 2018 | 14:14
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has expanded its AltivarTM family of variable speed drives. Designed for optimised installation, the Altivar™ Machine ATV340 drive with power rating from 0.75 to 75kW, offers cutting- edge application control and advanced, easy-to-integrate automation capabilities.  
schneider electric debuts innovative altivar machine atv340 variable speed drives
Schneider Electric debuts innovative Altivar Machine ATV340 variable speed drives

Its innovative features make it the drive of choice for material handling OEMs and integrators entering – and rising to the challenges of – the smart machine era.

The ATV340 improves the capabilities and availability to meet high performance conveying and material handling application requirements while reducing build costs thanks to these six below factors.

The first is the superior machine performance. With a maximum torque availability of 1.8 ln and optimised speed bandwidth of up to 400 Hz, the ATV340 is ideal for dynamic applications with rapid acceleration. Its frequency inverters can handle high overloads in demanding applications up to 220 per cent nominal torque.

The second is faster reaction time. A combination of fast application reaction time with a minimum 1 ms task cycle and Ethernet connectivity maximises machine throughput.

The third is simplified machine engineering. Built-in multiprotocol Ethernet, an embedded encoder, integrated application functions, and compatibility with multiple motor types bring design flexibility.

The fourth is reduced design time. Complete project replication is one-button simple, while a library of Tested, Validated, and Documented Architectures boosts the speed of design.

The fifth is comprehensive functional safety and security. With embedded STO (SIL3) and a full range of safety functions, the ATV340 is compliant with machine related safety standards EN ISO 13849-1 and EN 62061. The ATV340 also has Achilles level 2 cyber-security certification to protect people and assets while ensuring continuity of service.

And the final is sustainable productivity. The ATV340 is suitable for environments with high levels of dust and vibration and operating temperatures up to 60ºC, while remote monitoring via the embedded web server enables predictive maintenance and fast device replacement (FDR) services ensure prompt machine recovery.

The Altivar Machine ATV340 variable speed drive is suited to a variety of industrial sectors as well as applications such as packaging, material handling and working, and hoisting.

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