Uxbridge, MA, March 2020 - New Lenze inverter: The successful i500 frequency inverter range now also has a decentralized variant. Well-protected with IP66 (NEMA 4X) and well- connected with IO-Link, the i550 protec sets out to conquer the wide range of decentralized drive tasks. Lenze will start by marketing this new series with a power range of up to 3 hp (2.2 kW) and has planned the phased expansion up to 100 hp (75 kW).
First decentralized frequency inverter with IO-Link
IO-Link now in a decentralized frequency inverter – this hasn’t been available in the harsh environment outside the control cabinet until now. Lenze is making all the advantages of this communication system available for decentralized applications. IO-Link makes it easy to integrate the sensors and actuators distributed in an application into the master control level in order to exchange process, asset or parameterization data. There is no need for expensive special cables, or to address the nodes manually. If an IO-Link master is already in use in a network, the new i550 protec can be connected at a low cost – regardless of the higher-level control system. The devices are parameterized automatically during standard set-up or as part of an in-service device replacement. Lenze is the first drive manufacturer to master the standard v1.1, which is necessary for this automatic data exchange. It is also easy to flexibly connect the new decentralized communication standard ASi-5 to the Lenze i550 IO-Link interface. Furthermore, all other common fieldbus interfaces are optionally available.
The expert for tight spaces and harsh environmental conditions
Even outside the control cabinet, the available space in machines and systems is quite limited. With the i550 protec, Lenze is launching an exceptionally compact device in comparison to the market. For example, the Lenze i550 protec with 0.75 kW and 3.1 dm3 is at least half the size or even smaller than typical solutions on the market. The design of the devices with IP66 (NEMA 4X) outdoor & indoor degree of protection ensures maximum protection against adverse environmental conditions such as high temperatures, dust, dirt or water jets during cleaning operations. In summary, the newcomer to the i500 frequency inverter range opens up new possibilities for mechanical engineering to control drives outside of the control cabinet – without renouncing the familiar look-and-feel in usability, flexibility, function and scalability of the product range.
The i550 protec is particularly suitable for large-scale machines, distributed applications in material flow or apparatus engineering, or wherever control cabinet space is expensive. As a result, you can achieve significant installation cost savings; for instance, there is no need for expensive shielded motor cables and several inverters are connected to a secured power bus to optimize costs. Typical examples include conveyor belts, fans, pumps, main drives or even lifting units.
Lenze is a global manufacturer of electrical and mechanical drives, motion control and automation technology. As a global specialist in Motion Centric Automation, we offer our customers products, drive solutions, complete automation systems, engineering services and tools from a single source. We are a leading provider of automation solutions to industries including: consumer packaged goods, converting and printing, automotive, material handling and logistics, robotics, and commercial pumps/fans. With a global network of engineers, sales representatives, and manufacturing facilities, Lenze is well-positioned to meet the motion control needs of customers worldwide. Lenze Americas, the American subsidiary of Lenze SE of Germany, is headquartered in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Corporate global headquarters are in Hamelin, Germany.
508-278-9100 ext. 7544