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

Documents

Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Coverage English (US) Multiple 13 Jul, 2017 322.4 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Service English (US) Multiple 13 Jul, 2017 322.7 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon 20 Quick Guide English (US) Multiple 10 Oct, 2014 1.9 MB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON Compact Ac Drives Selection Guide English (US) Multiple 22 Feb, 2017 950.8 KB PDF
Safety guide - BH Vacon Safety Guide No language Multiple 02 Oct, 2017 359.2 KB PDF

Drawings

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI01 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 985.2 KB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI01 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 278.1 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI02 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 859.0 KB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI02 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 315.4 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI03 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 2.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI03 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 303.2 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI04 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 930.1 KB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI04 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 259.0 KB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI05 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 1.3 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD VACON 20 MI05 IP21 No language 03 Feb, 0018 272.9 KB PDF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
AC Drive Firmware VACON® 20 Firmware No language 14 Dec, 2017 014 RL 1.7 MB ZIP
Application Software VACON® 20 Pump and Fan Application No language 19 Mar, 2018 100 RL 6.0 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® Live No language 25 Sep, 2017 1.1.17.0 RL 58.8 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware No language 04 Oct, 2018 007 RL 2.5 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD No language 31 Mar, 2017 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE6 CANopen EDS No language 06 Sep, 2018 RL 108.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E6 CANopen Firmware No language 03 Oct, 2018 011 RL 2.8 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE7 DeviceNet EDS No language 21 Jan, 2015 RL 3.1 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E7 DeviceNet Firmware No language 26 Jan, 2015 005 RL 1.8 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E9 DualPort Ethernet Firmware No language 24 Jan, 2018 009 RL 6.9 MB 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/EA EtherNet/IP AOI No language 16 Feb, 2018 RL 531.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI No language 04 Apr, 2018 RL 151.5 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-EC EtherCAT Firmware No language 20 Apr, 2018 003 RL 2.5 MB ZIP

Related applications

Conveyors, extruders and packaging machines, textile winders, processing and washing machines, fans and pumps.

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