Easy integration – ultimate flexibility

The VACON® NXP range of common DC bus drive products includes a number of active front-ends, inverters and brake chopper units. They ensure all energy within a system is effectively utilized and redistributed.

Common DC bus components can be used in many different combinations. In a regenerative DC bus system, the active front-end unit generates power back to the mains network. This is suitable for processes where braking is needed often and the braking power is relatively high. In a non-regenerative system, braking power is redistributed to other drives in the system and possible excess power can be dissipated as heat using an optional brake chopper and brake resistors. This is ideal for small production lines where braking is needed less often.

Supply voltages and power range

Inverter units

  • 3 x 380-500 V...1.5-1850 kW
  • 3 x 525-690 V...3-2000 kW

Features and benefits

Reduced energy costs as regenerative front-end feeds excess braking energy back into the network

Investment costs are low as a result of reduced power cabling and installation time

Cost and space savings as optimized module design reduces need for additional engineering and cabinet space

Lower system complexity thanks to five built-in expansion slots for additional I/O, fieldbus and functional safety boards

Improvements in drive line-up tolerance to voltage dips/sags and minimized harmonic distortion are possible as a result of the active front-end unit

Easy installation of compact option boards

Documents

Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Preventive Maintenance English Multiple 10 Jul, 2018 1.0 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Remote Monitoring English Multiple 12 Feb, 2018 769.6 KB PDF
Application guide - AB Encoder-less Safety using DOLD Module English Multiple 01 Apr, 2017 5.9 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG EU declaration VACON NX Common DC Bus English Multiple 13 Nov, 2017 61.9 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM Hybridization English Multiple 17 Mar, 2017 1.6 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG ISO 9001 Drives BV 500F1065en English Multiple 23 Jan, 2019 278.5 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN NX Cable accessories FR4-8, MF4-6 English Multiple 20 Dec, 2017 961.1 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN NX DC Fan Retrofit Kit with ext supply English Multiple 23 May, 2017 9.9 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Product Overview English Multiple 21 Dec, 2018 3.4 MB PDF
Design guide - AJ VACON Hybridization Design Guide English Multiple 13 Jan, 2017 3.8 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NX ABS 14-LD451536-5-PDA English Multiple 04 Oct, 2018 1.4 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NX ABS 14-LD451536-5-PDA-DUP English Multiple 04 Oct, 2018 2.7 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NX Active Front End User Manual English Multiple 02 Feb, 2018 8.9 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NX AFE ARFIFF02 Appl. Manual English Multiple 07 Mar, 2017 1.7 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NX Brake Resistor User Manual English Multiple 09 Dec, 2016 4.2 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NX BV 14584/C0 BV English Multiple 24 May, 2017 255.5 KB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NX CCS SW16Q00003 English Multiple 24 May, 2017 674.9 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Vacon NX Door Keypad Mounting Instr. English Multiple 07 Jul, 2014 566.5 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NX Filters User Manual English Multiple 25 May, 2016 3.6 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NX Inverters FI4 8 User Manual English Multiple 04 Apr, 2018 10.7 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NX Inverters FI9 14 User Manual English Multiple 15 Mar, 2018 10.2 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NX KR ATN 30856-AC001 English Multiple 24 May, 2017 146.6 KB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NX Lift Appl. Manual ASFIFF08 English Multiple 16 Dec, 2015 2.7 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NX LR 11/60005(E2) English Multiple 10 Oct, 2018 1.6 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NX RMRS 15.20047.260 English Multiple 24 May, 2017 393.9 KB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NX Sys Interf. APFIFF10 Appl Man English Multiple 16 Dec, 2015 925.0 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NXP Advanced Safety Opt Oper Guide English Multiple 06 Aug, 2018 2.5 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NXP Advanced Safety Opt Quick Guid English Multiple 06 Aug, 2018 348.6 KB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NXP LC Hose assembly BV 30847/B0 English Multiple 10 Oct, 2018 400.4 KB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NXP Lift APFIFF33 Appl. Manual English Multiple 01 Feb, 2017 5.1 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NXP Liquid Cooled Dr. User Manual English Multiple 10 Oct, 2016 14.8 MB PDF
Approval: Certificate - BG VACON NXP NX DNV GL TAE000013B English Multiple 24 May, 2017 284.4 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NXP OPT-D7 User Manual English Multiple 31 Jan, 2017 892.9 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® Advanced Safety Options English Multiple 24 Mar, 2017 415.8 KB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON® NXP Common DC Bus Selection Guide English Multiple 30 Nov, 2018 1.9 MB PDF

3D models and drawings

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI10 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 22.3 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI10 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 84.3 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI12 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 29.1 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI12 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 120.9 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI13 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 37.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI13 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 144.7 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI13 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 10.4 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI9 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 4.9 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI9 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 17.4 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXP FI9 IP00 No language 03 Jun, 0017 74.8 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR4 IP21 No language 03 Jan, 0017 4.4 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR4 IP21 No language 03 Jan, 0017 161.5 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR4 IP21 Flange No language 03 Jan, 0017 4.3 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR4 IP21 Flange No language 03 Jan, 0017 158.2 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR4 IP21 Flange hole No language 03 Jan, 0017 54.5 KB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR4 IP21 Flange hole No language 03 Jan, 0017 12.6 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR4 IP54 No language 03 Jan, 0017 3.2 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR4 IP54 No language 03 Jan, 0017 119.5 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR6 IP21 No language 03 Jan, 0017 3.5 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR6 IP21 No language 03 Jan, 0017 135.6 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR6 IP54 No language 03 Jan, 0017 2.6 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR6 IP54 No language 03 Jan, 0017 105.6 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR7 IP21 No language 03 Jan, 0017 5.3 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR7 IP21 No language 03 Jan, 0017 175.1 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR7 IP21 Flange No language 03 Jan, 0017 4.4 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR7 IP21 Flange No language 03 Jan, 0017 148.0 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR7 IP21 Flange hole No language 03 Jan, 0017 76.1 KB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR7 IP21 Flange hole No language 03 Jan, 0017 14.3 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR7 IP54 No language 03 Jan, 0017 3.1 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR7 IP54 No language 03 Jan, 0017 154.0 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP00 No language 03 Jan, 0017 12.7 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP00 No language 03 Jan, 0017 587.0 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 Conduit box No language 03 Jan, 0017 1.9 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 Conduit box No language 03 Jan, 0017 119.3 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 Connections No language 15 May, 2018 2.6 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 Connections No language 15 May, 2018 587.0 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 Control No language 03 Jan, 0017 15.8 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 Control No language 03 Jan, 0017 132.1 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 DC cover No language 03 Jan, 0017 10.1 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 DC cover No language 03 Jan, 0017 104.9 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 DC terminal No language 03 Jan, 0017 5.2 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 DC terminal No language 03 Jan, 0017 77.7 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 Flange No language 03 Jan, 0017 1.1 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON NXS NXP FR8 IP54 Flange No language 03 Jan, 0017 74.2 KB PDF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
AC Drive Firmware VACON® Advanced Safety Option Firmware No language 11 Jun, 2018 308 RL 1.0 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCDrive No language 15 Nov, 2018 2.0.39 RL 4.8 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCIPConfig No language 19 Dec, 2018 1.6.5.7 RL 672.6 KB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCIPConfig No language 29 Jan, 2018 1.6.5.6 RL 1.2 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCLoad No language 13 Nov, 2018 1.0.31 RL 3.6 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCLoad No language 05 Dec, 2017 1.0.29 RL 3.6 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC3/C5 PROFIBUS GSD No language 11 Jan, 2016 RL 748.0 B ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC4 LonWorks XIF No language 11 Jan, 2016 RL 1.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC6 CANopen EDS No language 27 Feb, 2018 RL 2.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC7 DeviceNet EDS No language 01 Jan, 2012 RL 3.5 KB ZIP
VACON® NX OPTCP PROFINET GSDML No language 19 Feb, 2015 RL 7.4 KB ZIP
Application Software VACON® NXP Crane Application No language 20 Dec, 2018 072 RL 3.6 MB ZIP
AC Drive Firmware VACON® NXP Firmware No language 21 Sep, 2018 197 RL 4.2 MB ZIP
VACON® OPTCQ EtherNet/IP EDS No language 08 Jan, 2015 RL 13.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD No language 31 Mar, 2017 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS No language 15 Mar, 2018 RL 67.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML No language 16 Jan, 2018 RL 145.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 SIMATIC PDM EDD No language 30 Jun, 2017 RL 436.6 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9/EA EtherNet/IP AOI No language 16 Feb, 2018 RL 531.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPTEA Adv. DualPort Eth. Firmware No language 13 Nov, 2018 003 RL 7.2 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA EtherNet/IP EDS No language 13 Nov, 2018 RL 54.0 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA PROFINET IO GSDML No language 13 Nov, 2018 RL 23.6 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA SIMATIC PDM EDD No language 13 Nov, 2018 RL 461.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI No language 04 Apr, 2018 RL 151.5 KB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® Safe No language 29 Oct, 2018 1.0.1.0 RL 3.8 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® TIA Portal Function Blocks No language 16 Feb, 2018 RL 2.9 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® TIA PORTAL PROFIsafe Funct. Block No language 16 Feb, 2018 RL 2.4 MB ZIP

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