Evolution of Parker’s AC30 series offers greater communication capabilities for even further application flexibility


Lichfield, UK – Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has extended its popular AC30 range of variable speed drives to offer new functionality and extended connectivity.

The AC30 series, designed from the ground up as a highly modular drive system, now includes three new interchangeable control modules, joining the existing range of communications and I/O options. The evolved range builds on growing industry demand for transparent interconnectivity driven by the ‘Internet of Things’.

The series’ new advanced connectivity includes 1588 time synchronised peer to peer Ethernet, Ethernet IP and Profinet; all as standard. The built-in Ethernet now incorporates Modbus TCP/IP server/client functionality, allowing embedded web pages that give users access to drive analytics and smart connectivity. A dual encoder feedback option completes the connectivity enhancements. Suitable for applications requiring precision control in areas such as wire drawing, converting, printing, extruders and test rigs, the AC30 series represents one of the most flexible variable speed drive ranges on the market today.

Parker engineers have also raised the bar in system reliability by introducing an exclusive encoder failure override to the series. If a motor encoder fails the drive offers a bump-less fall back to open loop control mode, allowing process lines to continue running until maintenance can be scheduled. Improved trip and diagnostic technology enable easier fault finding in the case of product or process failure, helping keep machine downtime to a minimum.


For further information on the evolved AC30 series please visit http://ph.parker.com/gb/en/ac-variable-frequency-drives-kw-rated-ac30-series


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