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Baldor Electric Company Introduces New Versatile and Easy-to-Use AC Drives and Drive Selector App

FORT SMITH, ARK.; – Baldor Electric Company is pleased to announce the addition of the ACB drive family to its line of variable frequency drives. These drives, based on ABB technology and innovation, feature easy-to use, plain language interfaces and control routines to support UL Type 1 and Type 12 applications at 230V, 460V and 600V. Ranging from fractional to 550 horsepower stock ratings, these drives address a wide variety of industrial applications and support most industrial communication networks.
The ACB330 is a general purpose AC Microdrive that is compact, cost effective, and provides powerful control functions while maintaining a user-friendly operator interface. It is heavy-duty rated up to 30HP and can handle variable torque, constant torque or constant horsepower applications. The ACB330 is designed for new or replacement applications and features Volts per Hertz or Sensorless Vector Control with peak overload capacity of 150% (1 minute) and PID capability. An IP20 enclosure is standard and a UL Type 1 option kit is available.
The ACB530, a general purpose AC Drive, is a versatile drive designed to handle complex sensorless vector applications in an easy to configure product. It is both normal-duty and heavy-duty rated with ratings up to 550HP. The ACB530 supports variable torque, constant torque or constant horsepower applications and is available in 230V, 460V and 600V versions. The ACB530 AC Drive controls motor speed with the precision and responsiveness needed in most applications where open loop vector control is desirable.
Baldor is also pleased to announce a new Variable Frequency Drive Selector app that will select the appropriate Baldor ACB or VS1 drive for your application. Simply enter the electric motor’s full load amperes (amps), the source voltage and a few required attributes such as enclosure type and overload capability to select the drive. If you don’t know the full load amps, just enter a catalog number and the program will provide the motor’s full load amperes at the operating voltage you specify. Enter a partial catalog number and the app will provide a list of similar catalog numbers to choose from. The results are displayed on screen and can be emailed as a PDF document. The app will be available for Apple, Blackberry and Android products.
Baldor Electric Company (www.baldor.com) is a leading marketer, designer and manufacturer of energy-saving industrial electric motors, mechanical power transmission products, drives and generator sets. Baldor, a member of the ABB group, is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

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