Eaton Expands Variable Frequency Drive Line

Eaton has expanded its PowerXL Series DG1 variable frequency drives to 
include a new Frame 6 option. Aimed at the global commercial, industrial
 and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, the new Frame 6 drive
 option increases available power from 150 to 250 horsepower, adding 
agility, reliability and safety while reducing energy consumption to 
help customers reduce energy costs.

James R. Dukart

Eaton has expanded its PowerXL Series DG1 variable frequency drives to include a new Frame 6 option. Aimed at the global commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, the new Frame 6 drive option increases available power from 150 to 250 horsepower, adding agility, reliability and safety while reducing energy consumption to help customers reduce energy costs.

The Power XL DG1 Frame 6 design also harnesses advanced thermal management to provide superior power density while providing fully competitive performance.

“Customers today need more power for their applications at ever increasing levels of efficiency and sustainability.” said Charles Tahara, global product manager for open industrial drives at Eaton. “Eaton’s PowerXL DG1 reduces energy usage, but also achieves improved performance, system reliability and safety.”

The PowerXL DG1 is a 250hp general-purpose drive that incorporates a patented energy control algorithm, onboard industrial communication protocols and built-in harmonic reduction. It retains a keypad, interface and interaction features that made earlier versions of the drive popular.

Eaton says applications that already incorporate variable frequency drives may realize additional energy and emissions savings of up to 10 percent by switching to the PowerXL DG1 drive. The new drive’s Active Energy Control algorithm is programmed to dynamically adjust operating points to minimize energy consumption, while the modular design and use of latest generation semiconductor technology provides greater reliability while reducing maintenance time and costs.

Customers using the new DG1 drive can still leverage the same option cards, including new DeviceNet and CANopen communication cards. Enhanced graphical display and communication capabilities are embedded directly into the drive, providing customers detailed system data to simplify installation, commissioning and maintenance.

Eaton’s PowerXL DG1 drives are engineered for safety, including standard Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality. The drives are also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant and meet standards from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Underwriters Laboratories (cUL), Conformité Européenne (CE), and Australia and New Zealand’s C-Tick.