Condition-based monitoring with intelligent VACON® drives

Friday, 21 April 2023

The VACON® NXP and VACON® 100 drive series are now embedded with condition-based monitoring functionality. This allows you to use your drive as a smart sensor to monitor the condition of your motor and application. It will help you detect early issues and find solutions before they have an impact on the process.

With condition-based monitoring, internal sensors monitor activity beyond the drive, gathering data from multiple sources and generating vital, instantaneous insights. These insights help you better understand what is happening in the entire system.

Activity sensed includes:

  • Monitoring of motor stator winding conditions
  • Load-envelope monitoring
  • Speed-related vibration monitoring via external sensor

You can set various thresholds and automatically or manually determine the baseline for monitoring with different methods in accordance with relevant standards and guidelines.

Since the monitoring functions are embedded in the drive, the drive can perform these functions without a connection to the cloud or a PLC. Danfoss intelligent drives can exchange data with any business system or cloud platform. They increase uptime, optimize efficiency, and predict maintenance needs, which prevents costly downtime and expensive, time-consuming repairs.