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Schneider announces Altivar Process 900 range of machine drives

Schneider announces Altivar Process 900 range of machine drives

June 28, 2016 – Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, announced the launch of the Altivar Process 900 range. The updated range includes a solution for energy-intensive applications in the Oil & Gas and Mining, Minerals & Metals sectors.

The Altivar Process 900 range is available for 230V and 460V supply in stand-alone drive modules through 250HP. Drive Systems versions will be available later this year through 900HP.

Altivar Process drives provide advanced operational intelligence to plant operations and process professionals, while offering embedded guidance for operations and maintenance personnel. These standard features help to optimize business performance by reducing commissioning time and significantly improving production uptime. In addition, Altivar Process is designed to stringent reliability and sustainability standards to ensure long operating life and industry leading energy optimization during production lowering operating costs.

Altivar Process is a drive offer designed to provide meaningful and timely information to industry specialists, such as petroleum engineers or mining engineers, using terminology and graphics familiar to these professionals rather than simply speaking the language of drives specialists. The drive connects to the industrial network, delivering process information directly to users. This helps optimize each industrial process, whether it’s a conveyor belt in a mine, pump for an oil well or process crane in a steelworks.

Altivar Process is able to communicate real-time data through built-in internet connectivity. This allows staff to adjust their operations, reducing energy usage and improving production outputs. It also allows technical experts located anywhere in the world to review output information and provide advice to operators. Operators can also scan QR codes shown on the drive and connect directly to troubleshooting information if the need arises.

In the event of downtime, operators can access vital maintenance information via the device’s screen or embedded webserver. A modular design and standardized parts simplifies replacing components.

The Altivar Process 900 range is well suited to artificial lift applications for onshore oil production (electro-submersible pumps, rod pumps and progressive cavity pumps), as well as drilling rig and oil refinery applications. It improves production efficiency through better application control and data connectivity. Benefits include:

  • The ability to control production from a central location.
  • Minimized downtime for pumping operations, even during power outages.
  • Specially designed drive enclosures that can withstand extreme weather conditions.
  • Direct access to trouble-shooting information.
  • Real-time data logging for analytics (data analysis, asset management, performance).

The Altivar Process 900 range is also suited for conveyors, stacker/reclaimers and process cranes, providing enhanced motor control for improved energy efficiency and uptime. Benefits include:

  • Drive-to-drive load sharing to reduce strain on individual drives.
  • Greater safety and cybersecurity with compliance to the latest standards.
  • High resistance to load and higher current available for greater motor reactivity and stability.