Mo­tors & drives

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Sch­nei­der Elec­tric, The Global Spe­cial­ist in En­ergy Man­age­ment, will soon re­lease the all new Al­ti­var Process – a range of drives for process ap­pli­ca­tions from 0.75KW to 1.5MW. It is the first vari­able speed drive on the mar­ket with em­bed­ded in­tel­li­gent ser­vices.

Thanks to a con­ver­gence of IT and OT tech­nolo­gies, Al­ti­var Process drives de­liver added value ser­vices in the Wa­ter, Oil & Gas, MMM, and Food & Bev­er­age in­dus­tries that en­able busi­ness and process op­ti­mi­sa­tion through im­proved life-cy­cle as­set man­age­ment and op­ti­mised en­ergy con­sump­tion.

Ac­cord­ing to John Macdon­ald, Drives and Mo­tion prod­uct manager for Sch­nei­der Elec­tric New Zealand, “Ser­vices-ori­ented drives are much more than a drive. Above and be­yond tra­di­tional func­tions to con­trol the mo­tor and the ap­pli­ca­tion, a ser­vice­sori­ented drive is ca­pa­ble of de­liv­er­ing ser­vices to cus­tomers that can boost their en­tire busi­ness. The ser­vices-ori­ented drive is built into their ar­chi­tec­ture and is fo­cused on op­ti­mis­ing busi­ness per­for­mance, over­all equip­ment ef­fi­ciency, and to­tal cost of own­er­ship. There­fore, Al­ti­var Process is a great ex­am­ple of how in­tel­li­gent de­vices can bring the In­ter­net of Things to the industrial world”.

Op­ti­mised busi­ness per­for­mance

Through ad­vanced sys­tem and equip­ment con­di­tion mon­i­tor­ing, Al­ti­var Process en­sures that ap­pli­ca­tions are per­form­ing at op­ti­mum ef­fi­ciency at all times. Com­pared to con­ven­tional drives, Al­ti­var Process de­liv­ers an ad­di­tional 8% cost re­duc­tion thanks to its abil­ity to in­stantly de­tect ef­fi­ciency drifts and to mon­i­tor mo­tor power with a high level of ac­cu­racy (<5%). This en­ables the au­to­ma­tion sys­tem to im­me­di­ately make ad­just­ments, thereby min­imis­ing a neg­a­tive im­pact on the bot­tom line. In con­trast to con­ven­tional drives, Al­ti­var Process is also able to re­duce down­time by an­other 20 per­cent due to pre­dic­tive, con­di­tion-based main­te­nance and an in­no­va­tive user-in­ter­face with easy-tounder­stand graphs.

Process visibility and real-time in­tel­li­gence

Fully in­te­grat­ing both ar­chi­tec­ture and busi­ness sys­tems, Al­ti­var Process pro­vides process visibility and trans­par­ent ac­cess to en­riched data at both the fac­tory and as­set level. Em­bed­ded Eth­er­net and ad­vanced web servers pro­vide con­sis­tent and se­cure ac­cess to this in­for­ma­tion, any­time and from any­where. The em­bed­ded web server al­lows users to se­lect which in­for­ma­tion to view and which to store (dat­a­log­ging). Ad­di­tion­ally, KPIs and alarms are au­to­mat­i­cally mon­i­tored and can gen­er­ate alerts to sys­tem op­er­a­tors of any per­for­mance ir­reg­u­lar­ites so pre­ven­tive steps can be taken to main­tain op­ti­mum process ef­fi­ciency and prof­itabil­ity.

Unique de­sign re­duces main­te­nance

Com­pact, mod­u­lar, and f lex­i­ble, Al­ti­var Process fits any ap­pli­ca­tion and is sim­ple to in­stall and in­te­grate, whether in new in­stal­la­tions, retrofits, or up­grades. De­signed for crit­i­cal ap­pli­ca­tions, it is uniquely en­gi­neered and in­te­grates process, grid, and in­stal­la­tion into a com­plete so­lu­tion that re­duces main­te­nance re­quire­ments and TCO (To­tal Cost of Own­er­ship). In ad­di­tion, its com­pact, mod­u­lar, and low-weight mod­ules sim­plify spare parts in­ven­tory and re­duce re­pair time.

To fur­ther sim­plify main­te­nance, en­hance trou­bleshoot­ing, and re­duce down­time and its re­lated costs, op­er­a­tors can ac­cess tech­ni­cal doc­u­men­ta­tion, sup­port, and di­ag­nos­tic in­for­ma­tion di­rectly on their mo­bile de­vices. Er­ror mes­sages also gen­er­ate dy­namic QR codes for in­stant ac­cess to com­pre­hen­sive sup­port in­for­ma­tion to ef­fi­ciently solve is­sues right on site, while QR codes printed di­rectly on the drives pro­vide in­stant ac­cess to cus­tomer care cen­tres and on­line trou­bleshoot­ing.

A green drive from be­gin­ning to end

Even at the end of its use­ful life, Al­ti­var Process drives are a green so­lu­tion since 70 per­cent of its com­po­nents parts can be re­cy­cled. And, be­cause they carry the “Green Pre­mium” la­bel - Sch­nei­der Elec­tric’s unique eco-brand sig­ni­fy­ing prod­ucts that meet the Euro­pean RoHS di­rec­tive and REACH reg­u­la­tions – Al­ti­var Process drives go be­yond com­pli­ance reg­u­la­tions of to­day and help meet the en­vi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions of to­mor­row.

Al­ti­var Process, avail­able in IP21 to IP55 ver­sions to suit any type of industrial ap­pli­ca­tion Com­pact and mod­u­lar high power range of­fers a com­plete so­lu­tion for de­mand­ing high power ma­chines.

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