Vacon recently introduced the NXC Drive – an enclosed, variable-speed AC drive for high-power applications – and one of the most compact of its type on the market. Designed to meet demanding requirements for flexibility and robustness, the NXC is available in NEMA 1 and NEMA 12 variations, and is ideal for use in waste and recycling, mining, oil and gas, water and wastewater industries. Typical applications for the NXC include: pumps and fans, extruders, main propulsion and bow thrusters, conveyers and crushers, feeders and mixes, winches, compressors, test benches, static power supply and industrial elevators. The NXC is available with a standard diode front end, or with an active front end when there are requirements for low harmonic, and/or the capability of regenerating 100 percent of its power back to the incoming line.
The Vacon NXC is exceptionally user friendly. Enclosures are simple to install with lifting lugs and bottom plates and earthing clamps for 360-degree earthing of motor cables are provided as standard.
In addition, Vacon says reliable thermal handling for the enclosure guarantees extended lifetime of the frequency converter and ensures that challenging environments don’t impact application processes or disturb other electrical equipment. Vacon’s NXC Drives feature a power range of 110 kW to 2 MW and voltage ranges of 380-500 V, 525-690 V.