Flexible, communicative and easy to use. Fits your application

Reach new levels of performance with the VLT® Midi Drive FC 280, the evolution of the popular VLT® 2800 drive. Profit from new savings with a wide range of features designed to make installing, using and maintaining the AC drive as simple and as easy as possible.

For precise and efficient motor control for machine builders in the food and beverage, material handling and processing industries, the VLT® Midi Drive is ideal. it is strong on control performance, functional safety and flexible fieldbus communication.

VLT® Midi Drive is designed for compatibility with the VLT® 2800. Its exterior dimensions, connectors, cable lengths and set-up software tools allow you to easily retrofit an established drive panel.

Supply voltages and power range

  • 1 x 200-240 V...0.37-2.2 kW
  • 3 x 200-240 V...0.37-3.7 kW
  • 3 x 380-480 V...0.37-22 kW

Features and benefits

Compact design saves panel space

Easy and fast installation set-up due to flexible user interfaces

No need to install extra cooling equipment or oversize the drive as it is designed to operate at 45°C at full load and up to 55°C with derating

No need to install extra components thanks to integrated harmonic mitigation, RFI filters, brake choppers and functional safety (STO)

Integrated active Power Factor Correction (PFC) significantly reduces harmonic distortion and improves power supply quality

Documents

Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Case story - AE Ariete biscuit factory Brazil English Multiple 03 Apr, 2018 1.2 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Blind Cover English Multiple 01 Nov, 2015 187.1 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Bus Decoupling Kit English Multiple 01 Sep, 2015 322.6 KB PDF
Programming guide - AU CANopen English Multiple 04 Jan, 2018 8.4 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Control Cassettes English Multiple 01 Jan, 2017 465.2 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions English Multiple 16 Feb, 2017 804.4 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 15 May, 2017 2.0 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 21 Dec, 2018 2.2 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 1.7 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Exchange English Multiple 04 Jan, 2018 995.9 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Extended Warranty English Multiple 10 Jul, 2018 771.0 KB PDF
Brochure - AD DrivePro® Life Cycle Services English Multiple 28 Dec, 2018 2.5 MB PDF
Brochure - AD DrivePro® Partner English Multiple 28 Dec, 2018 2.7 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Remote Expert Support English Multiple 14 Feb, 2018 768.0 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Remote Expert Support English Multiple 21 Dec, 2018 937.8 KB PDF
Case story - AE Drives for electric actuators English Multiple 03 Oct, 2017 1.9 MB PDF
Case story - AE Drives for grape destemming English Multiple 19 Feb, 2019 751.8 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Ecodesign - meet requirements English Multiple 06 May, 2016 1.3 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Encoder-less Safety using DOLD Module English Multiple 01 Apr, 2017 5.9 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Energy efficiency - 3 questions English Multiple 10 May, 2016 253.6 KB PDF
Programming guide - AU EtherNet/IP English Multiple 13 Jun, 2016 8.7 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Facts worth knowing English Multiple 10 May, 2016 3.8 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Facts Worth Knowing about AC Drives English Multiple 05 Jul, 2019 13.7 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Graphical LCP Adapter English Multiple 01 Nov, 2015 180.0 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN IP21/Type 1 Conversion Kit English Multiple 11 Jan, 2016 538.0 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN MCC 107 EMC Filter Series, K1–K3 Size English Multiple 01 May, 2017 770.5 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Memory Module Programmer English Multiple 01 Aug, 2015 133.5 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Motor technology - free choice English Multiple 10 May, 2016 877.6 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Numeric Local Control Panel English Multiple 01 Nov, 2015 300.8 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Power Decoupling Plate for FC 280 English Multiple 29 Sep, 2015 587.3 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Product Overview English Multiple 21 Dec, 2018 3.4 MB PDF
Programming guide - AU PROFIBUS DP English Multiple 30 May, 2016 8.3 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Ten things about Ecodesign English Multiple 27 Nov, 2017 728.6 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Terminal Torque Instructions English Multiple 01 Nov, 2016 169.0 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT Memory Module MCM 102 English Multiple 01 Feb, 2016 452.8 KB PDF
Design guide - AJ VLT Midi Drive FC 280 English Multiple 01 May, 2017 16.5 MB PDF
Programming guide - AU VLT PROFINET English Multiple 22 Mar, 2016 8.3 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® 24 V DC Supply MCB 106 English Multiple 01 Feb, 2019 376.3 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® LCP 21 - RJ45 Converter Kit English Multiple 01 Aug, 2017 213.8 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® LCP Remote Mounting Kit English Multiple 01 Jan, 2013 151.3 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® Memory Module MCM 103 English Multiple 01 Sep, 2017 480.3 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 English Multiple 01 Aug, 2018 17.7 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 English Multiple 30 Jun, 2017 681.2 KB PDF
Brochure - AD VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 Selection Guide English Multiple 30 Jun, 2017 1.7 MB PDF
Programming guide - AU VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 SW 1.6x English Multiple 01 Feb, 2019 15.9 MB PDF

3D models and drawings

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Software

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Conveyors, mixers, packaging systems, pumps, fans and compressors.

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Case studies

  • VLT® Midi Drive optimizes efficiency in Brazilian biscuit factory
    VLT® Midi Drive optimizes efficiency in Brazilian biscuit factory

    Original equipment manufacturer, Ariete, delivers quality and a competitive edge using the same drive for different applications.

  • VLT® Midi Drive for precise actuator control
    VLT® Midi Drive for precise actuator control

    With its compact and temperature-resistant design, the drive integrates easily into actuators from Schiebel Antriebstechnik GmbH, providing high-precision flow control.

  • High production throughput for Reicholzheim
    High production throughput for Reicholzheim

    VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 helps sweet grapes make sweet wine.

Contact us

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