Fenner inverters and motors combine tough simplicity with versatility
ERIKS Industrial Services Limited
Adding to the range of Fenner Power Transmission products are the new
Fenner inverters and electric motors offering simple, precise and
powerful control, delivering the very best in performance and energy
efficiency - time after time. From initial electrical input through to
the final driven machine, Fenner can now offer a complete solution.
The new QuickDrive (QD) range of inverters available from ERIKS UK.
Available in a number of designs, including IP55 variants of the QD:E
and QD:CT PLUS that are suited to harsh environments, the QD range is
incredibly easy to install and commission yet rich in features and
functionality. The range caters for variable torque applications and
those needing high performance open-loop requirements and simple speed
control such as Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC).
The Fenner QD:E (Easy) range is a basic, simple-to-use drive available
in ratings from 0.37kW to 11kW. The range is competitively priced, with
factory pre-set settings that are suitable for most applications. For
more complex applications, the 14 basic parameters can easily be
adjusted to suit more demanding requirements.
The QD:E units have an overload capacity of 150% for 60 seconds, and
are supplied with an integral RFI filter. Repeat programming can easily
be carried out with the aid of the new Fenner Q-stick, a memory stick
that simply plugs into the front of the drive to allow the specific
parameter settings to be uploaded extremely quickly and efficiently.
Suited to providing energy savings in HVAC applications is the QD-VT
(Variable Torque) range. This range is specifically designed for use
with fans and pumps and is available with ratings from 1.5kW up to
160kW. Integral RFI filters are fitted as standard and each drive is
capable of a number of real-time energy optimising functions, together
with integrated PID (Proportional Integral Derivative controller)
The advanced QD:CT (Constant Torque) Plus range offers open-loop vector
control for motors with ratings from 0.37 kW to 160 kW. These drives
are capable of delivering 200% torque right down to 0 Hz, allowing them
to be used in many applications where closed-loop control would have
previously been essential.
Setting up QD:CT PLUS drives is simplicity itself, to achieve optimum
performance, all that is needed is the data found on the motor plate.
The drive will then continuously (and automatically) track the motor
characteristics and using the vector control algorithms adjust for
optimal performance ensuring maximum torque at low speeds.
Completing the range are the enclosed QD:E IP55 and QD:CT PLUS IP55
units that offer a fully weatherproof drive suited for even the
harshest of industrial environments. The front facia comes complete
with speed control knob, forward/reverse selector, lockable isolator
and full programming keypad and display. Fenner QD drives from ERIKS
are MODBUS compatible and can be converted to allow easy integration
with Fieldbus and Ethernet connections via the RS485 port. All QD
drives can operate in ambient temperatures from 0°C to 50°C for IP20
units and 0°C to 40°C for IP55 units. The QD range is fully compliant
with both the ROHS and EMC directives and is UL/CUL approved.
The FM:P premium efficiency electric motors, completes the new range of
products. The Fenner FM:P is an ECA compliant, high efficiency motor
that has been designed to work in the most demanding applications.
Available in powers from 1.1 to 500kW, these motors feature NU bearings
on larger motors to prolong bearing life where there is a considerable
overhung load. Optimum energy efficiency is guaranteed by the use of
high quality materials and qualifies the range for EFF1 status.