How do ABB drives monitor energy savings?

Once the drive is installed, it then calculates energy savings in kWh or MWh with reference to this baseline. From the moment the drive is commissioned it starts to measure the energy saved. This can be viewed through the display to show the accumulated energy savings. Saved money is displayed in local currency after the user has set the […]

Can I monitor energy usage with ABB Variable Speed Drives?

ABB industrial drives and ABB standard drives ACS800 & ACS550 now have built-in energy efficiency parameters that work out energy savings of the application in kWh and MWh; the cost of the energy saved in a local currency; and the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions equivalent of the energy saved. All these energy related measurements are displayed through […]

When should I consider upgrading a variable speed drive?

You must understand the condition of your existing installed drives and whether the AC drive is actually giving you what you want. During 20 years, technology moves on and today’s AC drives offer a whole raft of new functions that were only dreamed about in the early years. In many cases this does not mean […]

How do you set up the flux optimisation feature on an ABB ACS800 Variable Speed Drive?

ACS800  Press the PAR key.  Scroll with the up / down key to PARAMETER 99.  Scroll with the up / down key to PARAMETER 99.04 then press ENTER.  Two brackets will appear around the MOTOR CONTROL MODE value, Scroll with the up / down key PARAMETER 99.04 should display DTC then press ENTER.  Scroll with […]

How to set up the flux optimisation feature on an ABB ACS600 Variable Speed Drive

ACS600 Press the PAR key. Scroll with the up / down key to PARAMETER 99. Scroll with the up / down key to PARAMETER 99.04 then press ENTER. Two brackets will appear around the MOTOR CONTROL MODE value, Scroll with the up / down key PARAMETER 99.04 should display DTC then press ENTER. Scroll with […]

How do you set up the flux optimisation feature on an ABB ACS550 Variable Speed Drive?

ACS550 Press the MENU key. Scroll with the up / down key to PARAMETERS then press ENTER.  Scroll with the up / down key to PARAMETER 26 then press ENTER.  Scroll with the up / down key to PARAMETER 2601 then press EDIT.  Scroll with the up / down key to change the value 26.01 […]