Mitsubishi introduces A860 Series variable frequency drive |

Mitsubishi introduces A860 Series variable frequency drive

Mitsubishi introduces A860 Series variable frequency drive

July 30, 2015 – Mitsubishi introduces A860 Series variable frequency drive that combines traditional induction and permanent magnet motors into a single 600V solution.

The A860 delivers speed, torque and positioning control for standard three-phase motors. It is particularly well suited for controlling shock loads experienced in machine tools, and in lifting and hoisting applications. This multi-capability VFD is expected to achieve high adoption in the timber and textile industries, with particular suitability for use in saws, chippers, de-barkers and heavy conveyors.

The A860 can be used in both induction motors and interior permanent motors. Its suitability across a number of different applications and motor types reduces engineering, implementation, and long-term support and eliminates the need for application-specific VFDs.


“This new VFD provides high performance response and energy-efficient motor control just like the A800, but it can be used in areas that have 600-volt power supply specifications,” said Chris Cusick, product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “The A860 offers durability, dependability and dynamic performance specifically for 600-volt applications.”

About Mitsubishi Electric Automation

Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., offers a wide range of factory automation products, solutions, training and support services for the industrial and commercial sectors.  A U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric Automation represents more than 75 years’ experience in the automation industry. A broad product portfolio includes programmable automation controllers (PAC), programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), variable frequency drives (VFD), servo amplifiers and motors, control software, computerized numerical control (CNC), circuit breakers, robots and motion controllers.