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Built-in functionality for enhanced control

Although extremely compact in size, the VACON® 20 is packed with functionality to help improve system performance and cost efficiency.

Fast installation and set-up are possible due to easy-access terminals, integral DIN rail mounting and the parameter copying tool which can clone settings without needing mains power. The parameter list can be freely modified and application-specific parameter sets and default settings can be created. PLC functionality means individual control logic can be built into the drive and unused I/O options can be used for other machine-related tasks.

The built-in RS-485 interface provides a cost-effective and simple serial-control interface for the drive. With optional modules, VACON 20 can be connected to almost any fieldbus system based on RS-485 or Ethernet, including Profibus DP, CANOpen, DeviceNet, Profinet I/O, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP/IP and Ethernet IP.

Available in all common voltages and in a wide power range, VACON 20 optimizes the performance of, for example, vertical-movement, packaging, material-handling and flow-control applications in various process industries around the globe. 

Supply voltages and power range

  • 1 x 115 V...0.25-1.1 kW
  • 1 x 208-240 V...0.25-2.2 kW
  • 3 x 208-240 V...0.25-11 kW
  • 3 x 380-480 V...0.37-18.5 kW

Features and benefits

Individual and customized control due to built-in PLC functionality

Optimized performance in demanding environments thanks to unique passive cooling system

Fits into the tightest of spaces due to its slender economical design

Supports asynchronous induction as well as permanent magnet synchronous motors

Dedicated functionality to improve flow control in building-automation applications


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Brochure 9 Tips towards energy efficiency - English English Multiple 09 Jan, 2023 79.2 MB .pdf
Brochure Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions Fast installation – easy integration English Multiple 12 Nov, 2021 7.7 MB .pdf
Case story Pool pumps Davey | English English Multiple 17 Mar, 2023 4.2 MB .pdf
Brochure Product Overview - Danfoss Drives - for your applications English Multiple 16 Mar, 2023 9.8 MB .pdf
Brochure Selection Guide - VACON® 20 | VACON® 20 Cold Plate | 0.25 kW - 18.5 kW English Multiple 01 Apr, 2022 3.6 MB .pdf
Operating guide VACON 20 Complete Manual English Multiple 21 May, 2024 6.6 MB .pdf
Operating guide VACON® 20 Quick Guide English Multiple 15 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB .pdf

3D models and drawings

3D models and drawings
Type Name Language Updated Download File type
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI01 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 278.1 KB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI01 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 985.2 KB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI02 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 859.0 KB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI02 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 315.4 KB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI03 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 2.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI03 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 303.2 KB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI04 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 930.1 KB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI04 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 259.0 KB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI05 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 272.9 KB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20 MI05 IP21 01 Feb, 2018 1.3 MB DXF


Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
System software VACON® 20 Firmware English 28 Feb, 2020 016 Released 1.8 MB .zip
Application software VACON® 20 Pump and Fan Application English 10 Jan, 2017 100 Released 6.0 MB .zip
Software tools VACON® Live English 27 Sep, 2022 Released 61.7 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware English 07 Jun, 2024 011 Released 3.7 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-E6 CANopen Firmware English 12 Apr, 2022 014 Released 2.5 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-E7 DeviceNet Firmware English 06 Nov, 2020 007 Released 2.2 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-E9 DualPort Ethernet Firmware English 21 Aug, 2020 011 Released 6.9 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPT-EC EtherCAT Firmware English 12 Aug, 2022 005 Released 2.9 MB .zip
System software VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD English 08 Jun, 2022 01 Released 13.4 KB .zip
System software VACON® OPTE6 CANopen EDS English 20 Jan, 2021 01 Released 116.8 KB .zip
System software VACON® OPTE7 DeviceNet EDS English 06 Mar, 2020 01 Released 8.7 KB .zip
System software VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS English 03 Sep, 2020 01 Released 72.1 KB .zip
System software VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML English 03 Apr, 2020 01 Released 204.3 KB .zip
System software VACON® OPTE9/EA EtherNet/IP Add-on Instructions English 16 Feb, 2018 01 Released 531.9 KB .zip
System software VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI English 20 Feb, 2020 01 Released 381.4 KB .zip
Software tools VACON® Save English 11 Jan, 2016 2.3.5 Released 1.5 MB .zip

Related applications

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