New ABB ACS180 all-compatible machinery drives offer reliability in a compact footprint

New ABB ACS180 all-compatible machinery drives offer reliability in a compact footprint


Montreal, Quebec., October 24, 2023 – ABB is introducing the ACS180 machinery drive to the Canadian market. The newest entry in ABB’s low voltage AC drives portfolio, the ACS180 provides user-friendly, reliable, and energy-efficient motor and process control, keeping systems running smoothly while saving time and money over the product’s lifecycle. The ACS180, which is part of ABB’s all-compatible drives portfolio, is designed with machine builders in mind. As with its big brother, the ACS380, it greatly simplifies drive selection, commissioning, operation and maintenance and offers scalability without adding complexity. Both provide excellent motor control support and their performance meets demanding load profile requirements, providing high torque even at low speed. In addition, the ACS380 adds closed-loop encoder support to the machinery drive family.

Machinery integration can be easily attained with the ACS180, by using built-in Modbus RTU protocol or digital/analog input and output control connections. In addition, the ACS380 supports many other protocols. ABB’s machinery drive family uniquely offers both scalar and vector control to ensure accuracy throughout the speed range. With all essential machinery requirements, including safety, integrated into the design, the ACS180 is optimized for compact machines. It has a broad power range and provides size uniformity ideal for space savings when integrating in panels. It’s a member of the all-compatible drive family, which means that is has the same, easy to use, interface and parameter structure. As with all ABB drives, reliability is at its core. It minimizes air flow through electronics and includes coated circuit boards to ensure reliable operation and maximized uptime. The ACS180 enables your journey toward more efficient machines, supporting a variety of motor types, including induction, permanent magnet synchronous, and synchronous reluctance motors (SynRM).

‘ABB’s ACS180 is an affordable and simple-to-integrate drive option that exceeds performance and reliability expectations for its class,’ said Riaan van Jaarsveld, ABB product manager. ‘It provides superior motor control for conveyors, pumps, fans, mixers, and compressors, in a wide variety of industry sectors, including food and beverage, textiles, material handling, and commercial applications. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t.’

ACS180 complies with local and global standards, and has global warranty, technical support and service. Its graphical icons provide straightforward operation and reduce the need for translation for OEMs selling machines into global markets.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 140 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.

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