VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302

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  • Software
  • Related applications
  • Case studies

Versatile, reliable and consistently awesome

Built to last, this robust drive operates effectively and reliably even with the most demanding applications and in the most challenging environments.

VLT® AutomationDrive takes full advantage of all that the new digital age has to offer to ensure it completely fulfills the requirements of your applications and optimizes your processes throughout the entire lifecycle.

The VLT® AutomationDrive is designed for variable speed control of all asynchronous motors and permanent magnet motors. It comes in a standard version (FC 301) and an advanced high dynamic version (FC 302) with additional functionalities. It helps save energy, increase flexibility, reduce costs related to spare parts and servicing, and optimize process control on any industrial machine or production line.

The VLT AutomationDrive is built on a flexible, modular design concept to provide versatile control. Its robust construction ensures maximum uptime. It comes equipped with a wide range of standard industry features which can be expanded with ‘plug-and-play’ options. The user-friendly graphical control panel ensures the drive is easy to set up and operate saving commissioning and operating costs.

Enclosures are available up to IP 66 (depending on the model). Integrated DC chokes and RFI filters in all models protect installations by minimizing harmonic distortion and electromagnetic interference.

The VLT AutomationDrive can also be used with applications that need to perform high-precision positioning and synchronization operations. The Integrated Motion Controller (IMC) functionality is now configurable in the drive’s software. No additional modules or hardware are necessary.

All drives are fully tested already at the factory. They require very little maintenance and provide a fast return on investment.

Supply voltages and power range

  • 3 x 200-240 V...0.25-37 kW
  • 3 x 380-500 V...0.37 kW – 1.1 MW
  • 3 x 525-600 V...0.75-75 kW
  • 3 x 525-690 V...1.1 kW – 1.4 MW

Low harmonic drive

  • 3 x 380-480 V...132-450 kW

12-pulse drive

  • 3 x 380-500 V...250 kW – 1 MW
  • 3 x 525-690 V...250 kW – 1.4 MW

Features and benefits

There’s less need for cooling or oversizing as the ambient temperature is 50°C without derating 

The need for PLC capacity is reduced thanks to Smart Logic Control 

Low lifetime costs are ensured as the drive is highly resistant to wear and tear

The lifetime of electronics is prolonged due to back-channel cooling for frames D, E and F 

Commissioning and upgrades are easy due to plug-in technology

High-precision position and synchronization thanks to availability of Integrated Motion Controller throughout the entire product range

Features such as intelligent heat management, Safe stop and Safe Torque Off ensure safe and energy-efficient operation of the drive

Integrated Motion Controller

High-precision positioning and synchronization with reduced costs and system complexity

To optimize performance, many applications across all industry sectors have a need for precise positioning and synchronization. These applications include:

  • rotary tables 
  • packaging machines
  • labelling machines 
  • conveyors 
  • extruders
  • palletizers

To date, positioning and synchronization operations have been performed using servo drives. However, servo equipment is expensive; it is difficult to commission and requires additional cabling. And, as servo drives do not work with open loop control systems, there is a high failure rate. Many applications do not require the high dynamic performance offered by a servo drive. An alternative was to use an AC drive. But, until now, an additional internal or external module or an encoder on the motor was required.

Danfoss Drives has developed an innovative alternative to servo control. The Integrated Motion Controller (IMC) is functionality that enables an AC drive to perform high-precision positioning and synchronization operations without the need for additional modules or hardware. IMC is now configurable in the software of the VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302.

IMC has many advantages. It works with all conventional motor technologies, with closed loop or open loop control, and offers sensorless homing with torque detection. Drives are adapted to the applications through simple parameterization. This means that knowledge of servo technology or programming languages is not required. As no encoder or additional cables are needed, engineering, installation and commissioning time and costs can be reduced.

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Documents

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3D models and drawings

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EPLAN-files 130B1117 01 Mar, 2019 1.9 MB ZIP
EPLAN-files - EP FC-301P11KT4E20H2XGCXXXSXXXXAXBXCXXXXDX 01 Mar, 2019 1.8 MB ZIP
EPLAN-files FC-301P2K2T4E20H2BGCXXXSXXXXAXBXCXXXXDX 01 Mar, 2019 1.1 MB ZIP
EPLAN-files FC-301P7K5T4E20H2XXXXXXSXXXXAXBXCXXXXDX 01 Feb, 2019 530.9 KB ZIP
EPLAN-files FC-301P7K5T4E55H1XXCXOXSXXXXAXBXCXXXXDX 01 Oct, 2019 749.1 KB ZIP
EPLAN-files FC-301PK55T4Z20H3TXXXXXSXXXXAXBXCXXXXDX 01 Feb, 2019 1.1 MB ZIP
EPLAN-files - EP FC-301PK75T4Z20H2XGXXXXSXXXXA0BXCXXXXDX 01 Feb, 2019 1.3 MB ZIP
EPLAN-files - EP LCP 102 01 Mar, 2019 931.9 KB ZIP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP20 01 Oct, 2016 2.7 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP20 01 Oct, 2016 2.0 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP20 01 Oct, 2016 7.9 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP20 01 Oct, 2016 1.5 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP20 A 01 Oct, 2016 2.1 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP20 A 01 Oct, 2016 2.9 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP20 A 01 Oct, 2016 8.2 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP20 A 01 Oct, 2016 1.5 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 2.4 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 7.9 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 1.5 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP21 B 01 Oct, 2016 2.5 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP21 B 01 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP21 B 01 Oct, 2016 8.1 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A1 IP21 B 01 Oct, 2016 1.5 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 01 Oct, 2016 5.5 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 01 Oct, 2016 1.8 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 01 Oct, 2016 2.1 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 01 Oct, 2016 8.3 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 AB 01 Oct, 2016 8.5 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 AB 01 Oct, 2016 7.3 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 AB 01 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 AB 01 Oct, 2016 1.9 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 ABC 01 Oct, 2016 2.0 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 ABC 01 Oct, 2016 4.6 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 ABC 01 Oct, 2016 2.3 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 ABC 01 Oct, 2016 9.4 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 B 01 Oct, 2016 2.1 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 B 01 Oct, 2016 8.3 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 B 01 Oct, 2016 5.6 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 B 01 Oct, 2016 1.8 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 C 01 Oct, 2016 6.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 C 01 Oct, 2016 1.9 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 C 01 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP20 C 01 Oct, 2016 9.0 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP21 06 Sep, 2019 2.5 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP21 06 Sep, 2019 1.6 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP21 06 Sep, 2019 2.8 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP21 06 Sep, 2019 6.8 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP21 B 01 Oct, 2016 2.6 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP21 B 01 Oct, 2016 1.6 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP21 B 01 Oct, 2016 2.8 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A2 IP21 B 01 Oct, 2016 9.0 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 06 Sep, 2019 3.8 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 06 Sep, 2019 2.2 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 06 Sep, 2019 10.3 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 06 Sep, 2019 1.7 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 AB 01 Oct, 2016 2.3 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 AB 01 Oct, 2016 10.1 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 AB 01 Oct, 2016 1.7 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 AB 01 Oct, 2016 3.7 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 ABC 01 Oct, 2016 9.2 MB STP
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M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 ABC 01 Oct, 2016 2.1 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 ABC 01 Oct, 2016 3.4 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 B 01 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 B 01 Oct, 2016 0.0 B STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 B 01 Oct, 2016 3.6 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 B 01 Oct, 2016 1.7 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 C 01 Oct, 2016 6.5 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 C 01 Oct, 2016 3.2 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 C 01 Oct, 2016 0.0 B STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP20 C 01 Oct, 2016 2.0 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 1.6 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 3.0 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 10.7 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A3 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 2.8 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A5 IP55 66 01 Oct, 2019 27.6 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A5 IP55 66 01 Oct, 2019 1.0 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A5 IP55 66 01 Oct, 2019 10.2 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A5 IP55 66 w switch 01 Oct, 2019 1.1 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A5 IP55 66 w switch 01 Oct, 2019 11.4 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC A5 IP55 66 w switch 01 Oct, 2019 55.7 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 2.1 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 4.4 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP21 01 Oct, 2016 18.6 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP21 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP21 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Oct, 2016 20.0 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP21 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Oct, 2016 2.3 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP21 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Oct, 2016 4.5 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP66 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Oct, 2016 2.3 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP66 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Oct, 2016 4.8 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP66 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Oct, 2016 2.3 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B1 IP66 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Oct, 2016 20.6 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B2 IP21 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Sep, 2016 5.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B2 IP21 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Sep, 2016 2.4 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B2 IP21 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Sep, 2016 2.3 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B2 IP21 WITH DISCONNECTOR 01 Sep, 2016 19.4 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B2 IP21/55/66 29 Jun, 2016 2.2 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B2 IP21/55/66 29 Jun, 2016 2.4 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B2 IP21/55/66 29 Jun, 2016 7.0 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B2 IP21/55/66 29 Jun, 2016 5.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B3 IP20 29 Jun, 2016 1.7 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B3 IP20 29 Jun, 2016 1.6 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B3 IP20 29 Jun, 2016 9.8 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B3 IP20 29 Jun, 2016 2.8 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B4 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 6.1 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B4 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 2.4 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B4 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 10.4 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B4 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 2.0 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B4 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 2.1 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B4 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 2.0 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B4 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 12.7 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC B4 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 8.4 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C1 IP21/55/66 with disconnector 29 Jun, 2016 4.7 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C1 IP21/55/66 with disconnector 29 Jun, 2016 2.4 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C1 IP21/55/66 with disconnector 29 Jun, 2016 0.0 B STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C1 IP21/55/66 with disconnector 29 Jun, 2016 0.0 B PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C2 IP21 10 Sep, 2019 1.8 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C2 IP21 10 Sep, 2019 6.3 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C2 IP21 10 Sep, 2019 21.4 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C2 IP21 10 Sep, 2019 1.8 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C2 IP21 10 Sep, 2019 22.4 MB DOC
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C3 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 2.6 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C3 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 14.5 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C3 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 2.7 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C3 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 14.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C3 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 11.6 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C3 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 2.3 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C3 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 19.8 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C3 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 2.2 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 3.0 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 12.7 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 3.2 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP20 01 Sep, 2016 18.2 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP20 OPTION 01 Sep, 2016 13.1 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP20 OPTION 01 Sep, 2016 3.0 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP20 OPTION 01 Sep, 2016 3.3 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP20 OPTION 01 Sep, 2016 19.6 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 2.9 MB JPG
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 16.3 MB STP
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 11.9 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC C4 IP21 01 Sep, 2016 2.3 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC F1 F2 F3 F4 IP54 Mounting 01 Oct, 2019 28.2 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC F1 F2 F3 F4 IP54 Mounting 01 Oct, 2019 5.1 MB PDF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC F1 F2 F3 F4 IP54 Side Entry Kit 01 Oct, 2019 1.5 MB DXF
M-Drawing - MD MCAD FC F1 F2 F3 F4 IP54 Side Entry Kit 01 Oct, 2019 343.3 KB PDF
E-Drawing - ED Wiring Schematic FC 103, FC 302 01 Jun, 2015 192.5 KB PDF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Software Tools TwinCAT® Danfoss DriveManager Plug-in 19 Dec, 2019 1.40 RL 54.5 MB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 Simulator 23 Apr, 2018 8.23 RL 3.0 MB ZIP
VLT MCT 10 Support File VLT® AutomationDrive Support File v8.23 23 Apr, 2018 8.23 RL 940.3 KB ZIP
VLT MCT 10 Support File VLT® AutomationDrive Support File v8.33 18 Mar, 2019 8.33 RL 5.8 MB ZIP
VLT MCT 10 Support File VLT® AutomationDrive Support File v8.34 06 Jun, 2019 8.34 RL 3.9 MB ZIP
VLT MCT 10 Support File VLT® AutomationDrive Support File v8.43 23 Sep, 2019 8.43 RL 5.9 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives DeviceNet EDS 02 Feb, 2011 RL 2.0 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives EtherNet/IP EDS 27 Jun, 2016 RL 59.8 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives PROFIBUS GSD 03 Nov, 2010 RL 76.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives PROFIBUS PCA Block 19 Mar, 2008 RL 465.8 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® EtherNet/IP Add-on Instructions 27 Sep, 2013 RL 443.0 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA101 PROFIBUS GSD 03 Nov, 2010 RL 76.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA104 CANopen EDS 23 Jun, 2014 RL 82.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA120 PROFINET GSDML 21 Feb, 2018 RL 719.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA123 POWERLINK XDD 02 Aug, 2013 RL 27.0 KB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT10 02 Dec, 2019 4.61 RL 802.6 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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