User Group

September 2019 New Orleans User Group


The new PowerFlex 6000 medium voltage AC drive in a smaller footprint

The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 Medium Voltage Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is now available in a smaller footprint to help save valuable floor space in industrial plants.

This more compact drive works well in any retrofit opportunity where the drive must fit into an existing space. It is widely applied in fan and pump applications in industries such as oil and gas, mining and water/wastewater.

The new general-purpose VFD offers the same reliability as the original drive, but in three smaller frame sizes. It can help meet or exceed technical expectations and enhance personnel safety. It is available in configurations ranging from 2.4 to 4.16 kV and 0 to 215 A.

The new all-in-one design allows users to receive the drive in one shipment with secondary windings already connected, reducing commissioning time. In addition, no rear access is required, which makes maintenance easier and less-hazardous.

Key features of the PowerFlex 6000 MV Drives

The PowerFlex 6000 drive is easy to commission, use and maintain, with standard faceplates and EtherNet/IP connectivity. The drive is a cost-effective solution for heavy industries with higher power needs for their applications.

With an extended power range, the drive can be used for applications with output-voltage ratings up to 11 kV and motor current ratings up to 680 A, while remaining an air-cooled design. With eco-designed main cooling fans, users in Europe and other IEC-based markets can meet EC regulation 327 and ErP directive 2009, and avoid the larger footprint of a liquid-cooled drive. Internally powered cooling fans reduce customer-supplied control power requirements, and equipment and installation costs. A tertiary winding on the isolation transformer provides internal power for the fans.

With optional, automatic cell bypass up to 680 A, users can keep their operations running in case of a power cell failure and reduce unplanned downtime. In addition, an uninterruptible power supply helps increase system reliability, minimize downtime and mitigate potential machine damage.

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