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Drives Bring Enhanced Control to DC Installations

March 5, 2019
ABB’s DC variable speed drives
ABB’s DC variable speed drives

ABB’s new series of DC variable speed drives (VSDs) allow users with a large installed base to get better performance from their existing systems. With the new DCS880 VSDs, customers who are heavily invested in a DC system have the option to continue using DC technology, while better aligning with modern AC advancements.

The DC VSDs are built on ABB’s all-compatible, common drive platform, sharing the same control panel, features, and tools as recent- and future-generation ABB drives. Once users have learned one ABB all-compatible drive, they can easily use other all-compatible drives – both DC and AC.

They are also easily integrated with ABB Ability monitoring services – ABB’s unified, cross-industry, digital offering - which provides real-time data about drive status and performance from any location. Monitoring parameters include drive availability, environmental conditions and fault events.

Optimized for safety, simplicity, and user-friendliness, the drives feature built-in functions, such as safe torque off (STO), which prevents unexpected startup of machinery. This protects people and equipment by reducing risk during operation.  

DCS880 drives have the flexibility to meet the precise needs of a broad range of industrial environments and applications with superior speed and torque control in a compact, space-saving design that easily fits into electrical control rooms. They can handle advanced programming with standard IEC languages and include many ready-made, dedicated application programs, including those for a variety of cranes, such as industrial, harbor, tower, and marine deck cranes.

Other suitable applications include extruders, winches, winders, conveyors, mixers, mill stands, centrifuges, test benches, elevators, electrolysis, and kilns. 

ABB, New Berlin, WI 800-435-7365 www.abb.com

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