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Yaskawa Introduces U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive

Yaskawa Introduces U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive

May 13, 2015 - Yaskawa Introduces U1000 Industrial Matrix Drive that returns regenerative energy directly back to the power supply, increasing energy efficiency and saving money. Matrix technology employs a system of 9 bi-directional switches that are arranged in a matrix to convert a three-phase AC input voltage directly into a three phase AC output voltage. This eliminates the need for a rectifying circuit and DC smoothing circuit that are used in traditional AC drive “inverters.” The result is a compact drive with full regenerative capability and reduced harmonic distortion.

Matrix technology reduces total harmonic distortion levels to 5%, without the need for reactors and filters. The result is a smoother current waveform that reduces stress on the system power supply and infrastructure. Additionally, reduced distortion improves power factor and thus, reduces energy costs.

Primary Features

  • Fully Regenerative
  • Low Input Distortion Across a Wide Load and Speed Range
  • IEEE-519 Compliant (<5% THD)
  • Eco-Mode to Achieve Near Across-the-Line THD
  • Near Unity Power Factor
  • Integrated Input Fusing Provides 100kA SCCR
  • Compact Design
  • The U1000 Industrial Matrix drive is available in the following voltage and power ranges
  • 240V Class: 10 – 100 HP Normal Duty (7.5 – 75HP Heavy Duty)
  • 480V Class: 7.5 – 350 HP Normal Duty (5 – 300HP Heavy Duty)