Canadian Packaging

Altivar 312 Makes Machinery More Efficient


April 6, 2010
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Schneider Electric’s new Altivar 312 variable speed AC drive is designed to make industrial and commercial machines more energy efficient while simplifying its integration into a single control system architecture.

Available in 1 to 20 HP, and up to 600V, the Altivar 312 features the highest overtorque and the only drive with a remote graphic keypad in its class. It is an ideal, economical drive solution for a variety of machines – including those used in material handling, packaging, food and beverage, mining and pumping applications.

The Altivar 312 comes standard with integrated communication ports for Modbus and CANopen networks and optional cards for CANopen Daisy Chain, DeviceNet, Profibus DP.

Autotuning, multi-loaders and 50 pre-loaded application functions to manage common facility processes simplify setup and installation. The user friendly user interface built into the drive provides intuitive navigation and speed control with the dial as well as local start/stop control. Other options such as a remote graphical keypad and Bluetooth capability further enhance your ability to optimize machine control from day one.

The drive is also fitted with coated cards (IEC 60721-3-3 Classes 3C2 and 3S2) and can withstand temperatures ranging from -10° C to 50° C without derating, even when installed side-by-side. Its integrated EMC (electro-magnetic compatibility) also minimizes power disturbances and electrical interference.

The Altivar 312 has the same power section and footprint as the Altivar 31 to facilitate upgrades.

For more information visit www.schneider-electric.ca, or contact your local sales representative or distributor.