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New-generation compact vector control drive

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THE Delta ME300 series from supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) is a new-generation compact vector control drive that EM says inherits Delta’s superior drive technology with up to 60% volume reduction when compared to the previous Delta VFD-EL drives.

“This reduces the need for additional cost and provides more installation space in the control cabinet,” the company said in a statement.

Applications include single- and multi-pumps, OEM conveyor and packaging machines, woodworking, textile machines, fans, mixers, cranes and hoists.

“In addition to improving productivity and reducing direct labour, the main driver for automation is increased efficiency, optimal quality and flexibility and compatibility for a wide range of applications.”

The Delta ME300 series has various essential functions built-in as standard, including user-defined parameter group, single and multi-pump function, built-in brake chopper and high-speed pulse input for speed control. It also supports both induction and interior/surface permanent motors for added efficiency and flexibility.

In addition, the new screwless wiring design of the terminal blocks offers a simplified wiring process for fast and easy installation. “User-friendly operation, ultra-compact size and a flexible, durable design provides the end user with a highly efficient and stable system.”

The Delta ME300 drive delivers 150% high starting torque with a low speed control of 3Hz. According to EM, this allows for outstanding machine stability and reliability in starting under extreme conditions. “Up to 200% overload capability for three seconds makes the ME300 perfect for very demanding and dynamic loads.”

A 100% PCB coating (IEC 60721-3-3 class 3C2 standard) ensures drive operation stability and safety in critical environments. An optional NEMA 1 kit prevents dust and other particles from entering the drive and avoids risk from electric shock for added safety, which EM said makes it ideal for applications under critical conditions.

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