- October 05, 2016
October 5, 2016 - Power management company Eaton announced that it has expanded its PowerXL Series DG1 line of variable frequency drives to include Frame 6 option. Designed for global commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers, the Eaton engineered drive increases available power from 150 to 250 horsepower (hp).
The Power XL DG1 Frame 6 design also utilizes cutting edge thermal management techniques to provide superior power density while also providing performance.
The PowerXL DG1 is a 250hp general-purpose drive that incorporates an energy control algorithm, onboard industrial communication protocols and built-in harmonic reduction to help customers reduce the cost of using a variable frequency drive. The product retains the same keypad, interface and interaction features, but increases the power available for customer applications.
Applications that already incorporate variable frequency drives may realize additional energy and emissions savings of up to 10 percent by switching to the PowerXL DG1 drive. With Eaton’s Active Energy Control algorithm, the drives are programmed to adjust its operating point to minimize energy consumption.
Customers using the new DG1 drive can still leverage the same option cards, including the DeviceNet and CANopen communication cards, which provide communication options. An enhanced graphical display and communication capabilities are embedded directly into the PowerXL DG1 drive.
The PowerXL DG1 drives are engineered for safety, including standard Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality. The drives are also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant and meet standards from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Underwriters Laboratories (cUL), Conformité Européenne (CE), and Australia and New Zealand’s C-Tick.
Eaton is electrical business focusing on power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services.