EC: VLT FlexConcept drive

Motion control – Drives: The VLT FlexConcept from Danfoss is a unified and optimized drive solution specifically engineered to satisfy the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability demands of the food and beverage and packaging industries. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice award winner.

11/17/2011


VLT FlexConcept drive. The VLT FlexConcept is a unified and optimized drive solution specifically engineered to satisfy the efficiency, flexibility, and reliability demands of the food and beverage and packaging industries. This is a Control Engineering 2012 Engineers’ Choice finalist.The VLT FlexConcept from Danfoss is available for centralized or decentralized application in dry, wet, or aseptic-critical areas. It can significantly lower the costs of ownership by reducing the cost associated with stocking, storing, and maintaining spare parts and by reducing the overall number of variants in the plant by up to 70%. Modern high-volume manufacturing processes demand maximum efficiency, flexibility, and reliability from their drive systems to minimize downtime and manufacturing costs.

The VLT FlexConcept utilizes a one-motor, one-enclosure size concept that limits the number of variants required. With fewer variants, the VLT FlexConcept simplifies project planning, installation, commissioning, and maintenance, particularly in conveyor applications. In short, it is an optimized solution resulting in a lower cost of ownership. The VLT FlexConcept consists of the VLT OneGearDrive, the VLT Decentral Drive FCD 302, and the VLT AutomationDrive FC 302. The OneGearDrive features a smooth, crevice-free design with no place for food contamination to hide. Additionally, each component features a durable coating that withstands even the harshest cleaning chemicals and wash-down processes. All enclosures are designed to IP66/67 and IP69K, and satisfy DIN 1672-2 hygienic design standards.

The VLT FlexConcept supports ac or PM motors for simple or dynamic applications, and can operate open- or closed-loop. The system's consistent parameter structure and operation reduces training needs and simplifies setup and operation across applications. The system provides up to 90% energy-efficient operation, reducing total cost of ownership by up to 25% when compared with conventional systems. The system architecture of the VLT FlexConcept allows users to meet the demands of system development for new applications or as the basis for a retrofit solution. This flexibility eliminates dependence on multiple suppliers while maximizing system efficiency and control flexibility.

www.danfossdrives.com

www.danfoss.com/businessareas/drivessolutions/vltflexconcept.htm

Danfoss VLT Drives

Return to the list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice award winners.

View the list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice honorable mentions.

View the complete list of the 2012 Engineers' Choice finalists.



No comments
The Engineers' Choice Awards highlight some of the best new control, instrumentation and automation products as chosen by...
The System Integrator Giants program lists the top 100 system integrators among companies listed in CFE Media's Global System Integrator Database.
The Engineering Leaders Under 40 program identifies and gives recognition to young engineers who...
This eGuide illustrates solutions, applications and benefits of machine vision systems.
Learn how to increase device reliability in harsh environments and decrease unplanned system downtime.
This eGuide contains a series of articles and videos that considers theoretical and practical; immediate needs and a look into the future.
Mobile HMI; PID tuning tips; Mechatronics; Intelligent project management; Cybersecurity in Russia; Engineering education; Road to IANA
Save energy with automation; Process control system upgrades; Dispelling controll myths; Time-sensitive networking; Control system integration; Road to IANA
Additive manufacturing advancements; Machine vision enhances robotics; Fieldbus evolution; Process safety; Advice from System Integrators of the Year; Road to IANA
This article collection contains several articles on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and how it is transforming manufacturing.

Find and connect with the most suitable service provider for your unique application. Start searching the Global System Integrator Database Now!

Flexible offshore fire protection; Big Data's impact on operations; Bridging the skills gap; Identifying security risks
The digital oilfield: Utilizing Big Data can yield big savings; Virtualization a real solution; Tracking SIS performance
Getting to the bottom of subsea repairs: Older pipelines need more attention, and operators need a repair strategy; OTC preview; Offshore production difficult - and crucial
click me