- March 04, 2019
March 4, 2019 - ABB’s series of DC variable speed drives (VSDs) are intended to allow users with a large installed base to get better performance from their existing systems. With the DCS880 VSDs, customers who are heavily invested in a DC system have the option to continue using DC technology while aligning with modern AC advancements.
The DC VSDs are built on ABB’s all-compatible, common drive platform, sharing the same control panel, features and tools as recent- and future-generation ABB drives. Once users have learned one ABB all-compatible drive, they can use other all-compatible drives – both DC and AC.
They are also integrated with ABB Ability monitoring services – ABB’s unified, cross-industry, digital offering, which provides real-time data about drive status and performance from any location. Monitoring parameters include drive availability, environmental conditions and fault events.
Optimized for safety, simplicity, and user-friendliness, the drives feature built-in functions, such as safe torque off (STO), which prevents unexpected startup of machinery.
DCS880 drives can handle programming with standard IEC languages and include many ready-made, dedicated application programs, including those for a variety of cranes, such as industrial, harbor, tower and marine deck cranes.
Other suitable applications include extruders, winches, winders, conveyors, mixers, mill stands, centrifuges, test benches, elevators, electrolysis and kilns. The DCS880 is also a solution for non-motor applications like magnets and battery charging.
ABB’s smartphone service applications, Drivebase and Drivetune, connect wirelessly to the drive. Optional Bluetooth connectivity between the drive and mobile devices makes it safer to access the drive in hazardous or difficult-to-access locations.