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OMRON Q2V Compact Drive – Driving Quality
- Published: Friday, 29 November 2019 07:37
The Q2V combines easy operation with high-efficiency control for almost any AC motor type, reducing the need for maintenance while saving energy.
The new Q2V compact drive facilitates flexible and energy-efficient motor control for induction (IM), permanent magnet (PM) and synchronous reluctance (SynRM) motors. An inverter controls the frequency of power supplied to an AC motor to control the rotation speed and acceleration in pumps, fans and other industrial machinery.
Easy installation and setup
The Q2V is designed for convenient commissioning: All inputs and outputs come with screwless terminals and the hardware is simplified thanks to a built-in EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) filter and STO (Safety Torque Off) function, as well as a braking transistor. The benefit here is cost-effectiveness due to less wiring effort. An intelligent application set-up guides users through the parameter settings.
In addition to handling various types of AC motors, the Q2V comes with a dual rating, including the heavy duty and normal duty options. This results in application flexibility, enabling the same inverter model to drive motors with different ratings depending on the load characteristics. For additional versatility, users can customize the drive to their specific requirements with application wizards. The graphic development tools allow users to develop their own programs and maintain the know-how inhouse.
Proven robustness for reducing machine downtime
The rugged Q2V is protected from dust and humidity and is designed for 10 years of operation in temperatures up to 50 °C without maintenance. Thanks to data acquisition at device level, users can prevent potential failures and avoid unplanned downtime. The Q2V can trace and record data to a local SD card or provide the data to IT systems via Omron NX/NJ controllers.
Improving energy efficiency
The Q2V improves energy efficiency of all the components in the loop. Thanks to special motor control methods, such as the EZ Vector for pumps and fans, it can drive efficient motors in the most efficient way. Its advanced motor control algorithms increase efficiency by up to 6% for asynchronous motors and up to 2% for permanent magnet motors, compared to conventional drives. The Q2V comes with additional dedicated energy-saving functions for applications where the loads have variable or reduced torque characteristics. These will automatically optimize energy savings, totalling in up to 50% energy saving.