ABB releases drive with new control tech

ABB has expanded its all-compatible drives offering to include the ACS6080 medium-voltage drive for demanding industrial processes
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ABB's ACS6080 medium voltage drive for high performance applications

Staff reporter

The new drive introduces a control technology, developed by ABB, that brings high performance motor control to demanding processes used in industries such as mining, metals and marine.

Traditionally, achieving high dynamic performance and excellent power quality needed hardware with multiple devices; however, this increase in components could decrease reliability of the operation.

The ACS6080 drive maintains the same hardware as its predecessor, the ACS6000, and includes the new advanced control capability, known as Model Predictive Pulse Pattern Control (MP3C).

ABB's MP3C technology combines model predictive control with an optimised pulse pattern to modulate the semiconductors.

ABB said the new control enables system integrators and plant operators to maintain stability, while reducing investment and operational costs by using a smaller drive or a smaller motor; and the increased power capability of the ACS6080's single power module reduces the footprint of the drive by up to 20%.

The ACS6080 provides extensive input/output connectivity and supports all major fieldbus protocols, making it easy to integrate into existing systems and processes. It is compatible with ABB Ability condition monitoring services, allowing users to obtain real-time data about the status and performance of the monitored equipment.

The modular design of the ACS6080 enables it to be configured for single or multi-motor applications. It controls all types of AC motors, including induction, synchronous and permanent magnet, without the need for different software. The ACS6080 can be tailored to any heavy industrial application, and has a power range from 5MW to 36MW.