Motors & Motion
ABB introduces the foundation for an all-compatible drive portfolio
By Anthony Capkun
April 15, 2013 – ABB says its new AC drive portfolio ushers in “a new era in control panel design”, featuring a high contrast/resolution control display, enabling easy navigation. Numerous data visualizations—including bar charts, histograms, trend graphs—help users to analyze processes, with assistants available to simplify set up. An integrated USB port allows connection to the PC tool. “The introduction of a drive that allows for users to learn a single platform, and apply it simply and seamlessly across any market or industry, sets the future for motor control,” said Cliff Cole, global product portfolio manager for the company’s Drives & Controls business unit. As the full product portfolio is released, a customer will be able to use a single operator panel to program any of the drives within the family.