VLT® Automation Drive FC 360

  • Overview
  • Documents
  • 3D models and drawings
  • Software
  • Related applications
  • Case studies

Energy-efficient motor control

The VLT® AutomationDrive FC 360 is a compact, space-saving, general-purpose AC drive available in 5 frame sizes. Designed with ease-of-use, reliability and flexibility in mind, the basic, yet comprehensive features provide precise and energy-efficient motor control for a wide range of industrial applications.

The VLT® AutomationDrive is designed to perform reliably in harsh environments. The coated PCB reduces dust, moisture and particle issues and the maximum operating temperature is 55C. Built-in features, such as PID controller, EMC filter, DC choke and brake chopper to 22 kW, save costs and installation space. IP 20 protection, a removable fan and an enhanced numerical display ensure fast setup and simpler maintenance.

Supply voltages and power range

  • 3 x 380 – 480 V 0.37 – 75 kW

Features and benefits

Reliable operation in many environments due ambient temperature of 50°C, unique cooling concept and coated PCB

5–15% energy savings and reduced operational costs due to Automatic Energy Optimizer function

Fast cleaning and extended lifetime thanks to removable cooling fan

No need for external controller due to built-in PID controller

Fast and easy commissioning as a result of enhanced numerical display and clear application selection guidance

Documents

Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Installation guide - AN Blind Cover English Multiple 01 Nov, 2015 187.1 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN FC 360 PROFIBUS/PROFINET Decoupling Kit English Multiple 01 May, 2015 419.5 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Graphical LCP Adapter English Multiple 01 Nov, 2015 180.0 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN IP21/Type 1 Conversion Kit (J6 & J7) English Multiple 09 Dec, 2015 258.4 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Numeric Local Control Panel English Multiple 01 Nov, 2015 300.8 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Power Control Card Supply Cable and Temp English Multiple 01 Jan, 2014 308.8 KB PDF
Programming guide - AU PROFIBUS DP FC 360 English Multiple 31 Aug, 2016 0.0 B PDF
Programming guide - AU PROFINET English Multiple 01 Apr, 2017 1.6 MB PDF
Design guide - AJ VLT Brake Resistor MCE 101 English Multiple 13 Sep, 2016 6.7 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT FC 360 Decoupling Plate Kit English Multiple 01 Mar, 2014 809.8 KB PDF
Programming guide - AU VLT® AutomationDrive FC 360 English Multiple 01 Dec, 2018 3.3 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® AutomationDrive FC 360 English Multiple 01 Mar, 2019 5.2 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VLT® AutomationDrive FC 360 English Multiple 14 Feb, 2019 284.1 KB PDF
Design guide - AJ VLT® AutomationDrive FC 360 English Multiple 01 Mar, 2019 2.5 MB PDF
Brochure - AD VLT® AutomationDrive FC 360 slct.guide English Multiple 14 Feb, 2019 3.5 MB PDF
Design guide - AJ VLT® Brake Resistor MCE 101 English Multiple 08 May, 2014 8.5 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VLT® Brake Resistor MCE 101 English Multiple 30 Mar, 2017 913.0 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Connector Cradle English Multiple 01 Jan, 2014 159.9 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Control Cassette English Multiple 01 May, 2015 441.9 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Encoder Option MCB 102 English Multiple 01 Mar, 2014 310.9 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Fan Extension Cable English Multiple 01 Mar, 2014 293.5 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Fan Replacement English Multiple 17 Jan, 2014 373.3 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Front Cover English Multiple 01 Jan, 2014 337.7 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Mains, Motor, DC-Link Term. English Multiple 01 Jan, 2014 539.1 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Power Control Card Power C. English Multiple 01 Jan, 2014 167.6 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 Resolver Option MCB 103 English Multiple 01 Mar, 2014 311.3 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® FC 360 RFI Auxiliary Card 30-75 kW English Multiple 01 Mar, 2014 152.4 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® LCP Remote Mounting Kit English Multiple 01 Jan, 2013 151.3 KB PDF
Case story - AE Wheat biofuel refinery UK English Multiple 01 Jan, 2020 534.6 KB PDF

3D models and drawings

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC 360 J1 IP20 01 Jun, 2020 50.7 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC 360 J2 IP20 01 Jun, 2020 54.2 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC 360 J3 IP20 01 Jun, 2020 62.5 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC 360 J4 IP20 01 Jun, 2020 71.3 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC 360 J5 IP20 01 Jun, 2020 82.3 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC 360 J6 IP20 01 Jun, 2020 58.2 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC 360 J7 IP20 01 Jun, 2020 42.7 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VLT Blind Cover FC280 FC360 01 Feb, 2019 1.3 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VLT Blind Cover FC280 FC360 01 Feb, 2019 489.1 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VLT Blind Cover FC280 FC360 01 Feb, 2019 672.8 KB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VLT Control Panel LCP 21 01 Feb, 2019 3.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VLT Control Panel LCP 21 01 Feb, 2019 686.1 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VLT Control Panel LCP 21 01 Feb, 2019 16.0 MB STP
E-Drawing - ED Wiring Schematic FC 360 01 Jun, 2017 59.9 KB PDF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
PLC LIBRARIES Add-on Instructions with Rockwell Studio 17 Dec, 2019 1.00 RL 7.2 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES Function Blocks for B & R Automation 17 Dec, 2019 1.00 RL 7.1 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES Function Blocks for Beckhoff TwinCAT 3 17 Dec, 2019 1.12 RL 8.4 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES Function Blocks for Schneider Unity Pro 17 Dec, 2019 1.00 RL 9.7 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES Function Blocks for SIEMENS TIA Portal 17 Dec, 2019 1.12 RL 11.9 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VLT® AOI for Rockwell Studio 17 Dec, 2019 1.00 RL 7.2 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VLT® Function Blocks for B&R Automation 17 Dec, 2019 1.00 RL 7.1 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VLT® Function Blocks for TIA Portal 17 Dec, 2019 1.12 RL 11.9 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VLT® Function Blocks for TwinCAT 3 17 Dec, 2019 1.12 RL 8.4 MB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VLT® Function Blocks for Unity Pro 17 Dec, 2019 1.00 RL 9.7 MB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT10 02 Dec, 2019 4.61 RL 802.6 MB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT10 16 Mar, 2020 5.00 RL 846.2 MB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT10 03 Jul, 2020 5.10 RL 891.7 MB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT31 17 Oct, 2017 2.0.4 RL 25.2 MB ZIP

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Case studies

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    Seawater cools Copenhagen city, cutting emissions by 70%

    DENMARK: Two district cooling centrals in Copenhagen use seawater from Copenhagen Harbor for their cooling systems. For seven years, VLT® drives controlling pumps and compressors have proven their worth, ensuring high efficiency and impressive security of supply.

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  • Shore power supply is a cost-effective solution for Maersk Supply Service’s parked vessels
    Shore power supply is a cost-effective solution for Maersk Supply Service’s parked vessels

    Thanks to shore power supply during parking, Maersk Supply Service can keep diesel exhaust pollution, noise nuisance and maintenance costs to a minimum.

  • Back-channel cooling is a simple and efficient solution for the Sagrex Lemay quarry
    Back-channel cooling is a simple and efficient solution for the Sagrex Lemay quarry

    A 35-year-old limestone crusher is no longer vulnerable to unplanned shutdowns, thanks to retrofit of a VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 with back-channel cooling.

  • Bottling is more competitive when it is sensorless
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  • Danish Crown super slaughterhouse saves 30 tEUR annually on motor replacement
    Danish Crown super slaughterhouse saves 30 tEUR annually on motor replacement

    The 1,000 VLT® drives installed throughout the plant control everything from simple conveyor belts to more advanced applications.