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
Case story - AE AHC winches for deep sea oil English Multiple 27 May, 2016 329.9 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 1.7 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Coverage English Multiple 13 Jul, 2017 322.4 KB PDF
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
Brochure - AD Facts Worth Knowing about AC Drives English Multiple 08 May, 2019 13.7 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM Hybridization English Multiple 17 Mar, 2017 1.6 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Marine - Certified for plain sailing English Multiple 29 May, 2018 9.1 MB 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
Design guide - AJ VACON Hybridization Design Guide English Multiple 13 Jan, 2017 3.8 MB PDF
User guide - BC 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
User guide - BC Vacon NX Brake Resistor User Manual English Multiple 09 Dec, 2016 4.2 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Vacon NX Door Keypad Mounting Instr. English Multiple 07 Jul, 2014 566.5 KB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon NX Filters User Manual English Multiple 25 May, 2016 3.6 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon NX Inverters FI4 8 User Manual English Multiple 04 Apr, 2018 10.7 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon NX Inverters FI9 14 User Manual English Multiple 21 Feb, 2019 2.4 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NX Lift ASFIFF08V206 Appl. Man English Multiple 16 Dec, 2015 2.7 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NX Sys Interf. APFIFF10V244 Appl.M English Multiple 29 Apr, 2019 808.0 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NXP Advanced Safety Opt Oper Guide English Multiple 29 May, 2019 2.4 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon NXP Advanced Safety Opt Quick Guid English Multiple 05 Jun, 2019 1.1 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NXP AFE II ARFIFF05V054 Appl.M English Multiple 14 May, 2019 1.3 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NXP CraneContr APFIFF33V077 Appl.M English Multiple 03 Jun, 2019 3.0 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NXP HighSpeed APFIFF41V316 Manual English Multiple 24 Apr, 2019 2.8 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon NXP Lift APFIFF33V223 Appl. Man. English Multiple 20 Oct, 2017 15.9 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon NXP Liquid Cooled Dr. User Manual English Multiple 30 May, 2019 14.5 MB PDF
User guide - BC 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 05 Apr, 2016 774.4 KB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON® NXP Common DC Bus Selection Guide English Multiple 30 Nov, 2018 1.9 MB PDF

3D models and drawings

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Software

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Case studies

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    An innovative 3000-tonne derrick pipe-laying barge built by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd.* uses the world’s most advanced pipe-laying technology. The vessel’s 3000-tonne, 360° slew crane is driven by VACON® AC drives.

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  • VACON® contributes to advanced winch technology
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    VACON® Common DC Bus modules help provide precise, reliable and robust winch control.

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  • Reduced fuel consumption and emissions for M/V Bore Sea
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    The shore power supply system using VACON® NXP drive modules also annually reduces CO2 and NOx emissions by nearly 5,000 tons.

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