VFD Provides Water Resistance For Harsh Environments

Sept. 9, 2014
Mitsubishi Electric Automation introduced the PowerGate 66 IP66/NEMA 4 Variable Frequency Drive.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduced the PowerGate 66 IP66 / NEMA 4 variable frequency drive (VFD). The stand-alone VFD incorporates a version of the Mitsubishi Electric E700 VFD into a custom made NEMA 4 (water resistant) enclosure for use in harsh environments.

The PowerGate 66 drive is especially suitable for applications that require precise motor speed control, including conveyors used in food and beverage operations and material handling, and the control of pumps and fans in HVAC and water handling applications, or in any application where the drive is exposed to water and dust.

Advantages of the PowerGate 66 include its keypad and display. The LCD displays information in words, rather than number-based codes, as is the industry norm. To simplify programming, the keypad has 10 buttons laid out similarly to a pocket calculator.

Other key benefits of the PowerGate 66 include:

• Compatibility with any of the standard Mitsubishi Electric E700 option cards

• Connectivity with Ethernet communications network and virtually all other factory communications networks

• 5-year limited warranty