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Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for heating, air-conditioning, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, introduced the new VLT® DriveMotor FCM106/FCP106 at the 2016 AHR Expo in Orlando, Fla.
The VLT DriveMotor is available in two different variants. The VLT FCM106 is a 0.55 – 7.5 kW drive mounted as a factory package on either an induction or permanent magnet motor. The VLT FCP106 utilizes the same 4X drive, and, when purchased with an adaptor plate, can be mounted on the customers’ choice motor. A wall mount kit allows the drive to be mounted separate from the motor if needed.
As the only drive/motor combination developed with a focus on HVAC applications, the FCM106 combines a high-efficiency motor with a Danfoss drive, providing a lower cost, high-efficiency drive/motor solution suitable for air handlers, rooftop units, and pumps. Customers can create their own drive/motor combination using the motor of their choice by purchasing an FCP106 drive. It incorporates either an IE4 motor (super premium efficient) or a permanent magnet motor to achieve high-energy efficiency.
A removable memory module allows the user to store the motor database, drive software, parameters, SIPV files, error logs, and sensorless data. This removable module insures quick transfer of information in the event a drive replacement is required.
Several features of the VLT DriveMotor FCM/FCP106 are designed specifically for the original equipment manufacturer. These include custom SIPV files that allow the designer to hide parameters from the end user, even after the drive is initialized. MCT21 software can assist in monitoring and programming the drive, but also allows the OEM’s MRP system to create drive parameter files based on equipment order/serial number that can be directly downloaded into the drive/motor on the production floor.
The weight of the FCM106 drive/motor can be 50 percent less than a similar super premium efficiency NEMA motor combined with a frequency inverter. As a result of less weight, required space also is reduced along with stress on the AHU or rooftop unit.
The FCM106 motor drive combination eliminates the need to separately mount a drive and motor and eliminates the wiring between them, resulting in reduced installation time for the OEM or installer. High efficiency lowers the end user’s energy costs and improves ROI. Features incorporated in the FCM/FCP106 streamline production, reduce costs, and improve manufacturer or installer margins. Service and replacement costs are reduced with the incorporated memory module.