VACON® Functional extensions

Functional extensions increase the flexibility of an AC drive by extending I/Os and by providing dedicated interfaces for a wide variety of feedback devices.

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VACON® Safe Torque Off OPTBJ
  • Provides the VACON® 100 product with the Safe Torque Off (STO) safety function. The option board also features an ATEX thermistor input for protection against motor over-temperature, where the motor is located in an ATEX environment. One relay output is also available for indicating STO function
  • Safe Torque Off (STO) up to SIL3 using two independent digital input channels
  • ATEX thermistor input
  • One relay output for STO function
  • Slot: E
VACON® Safe Torque Off OPTAF
  • Provides the VACON® NXP product with the Safe Torque Off (STO) safety function. The option board also features an ATEX thermistor input for protection against motor over-temperature, where the motor is located in an ATEX environment. 2 relay outputs are also available in the option board
  • Safe Torque Off (STO) up to SIL2, PL d, Cat. 3 using 2 independent digital input channels
  • ATEX thermistor input
  • 1 NO relay output
  • 1 NO/NC relay output
  • Slot: B
VACON® I/O Expander OPTA1
  • Provides a variety of input and output signals for controlling VACON® NXS and VACON® NXP drives
  • 6 digital inputs, 24 V DC
  • 1 open-collector digital output
  • 2 analog inputs (0...10 V or -10…+10 V or 0…20 mA)
  • 1 analog output (0…10 V or 0…20 mA)
  • +10 V DC reference
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • Slot: A
VACON® I/O Expander OPTA2
  • Provides two relay output signals for VACON® NXS and VACON® NXP products
  • 2 pcs NO/NC relay outputs
  • Slot: B
VACON® I/O Expander OPTA3
  • Provides 2 relay output signals and a thermistor input for over-temperature protection for VACON® NXS and VACON® NXP products
  • 1 NO/NC relay output
  • 1 NO relay output
  • 1 PTC thermistor input
  • Slot: B
VACON® TTL Encoder OPTA4
  • Used to connect VACON® NXP products to TTL- and TTL(R)-type pulse/incremental encoders conforming to the RS422 specification
  • Differential A+, A-, B+, B-, Z+ and Z- signals
  • 1 qualifier input, used to trace the Z-pulse
  • 1 fast digital input, used to trace very short pulses
  • Selectable encoder voltage supply +5/+15/+24 V
  • Slot: C
VACON® HTL Encoder OPTA5
  • Used to connect VACON® NXP products to HTL-type pulse/incremental encoders
  • Differential A+, A-, B+, B-, Z+ and Z- signals
  • 1 qualifier input, used to trace the Z-pulse
  • 1 fast digital input, used to trace very short pulses
  • Selectable encoder voltage supply +5/+15/+24 V
  • Slot: C
VACON® HTL Encoder OPTA7
  • Used to connect 2 HTL-type pulse/incremental encoders to a VACON® NXP product
  • Differential A+, A-, B+, B-, Z+ and Z- signals
  • 1 qualifier input, used to trace the Z-pulse
  • 1 fast digital input, used to trace very short pulses
  • Selectable encoder voltage supply +15/+24 V
  • Slot: C
VACON® I/O Expander OPTA8
  • Provides a variety of input and output signals for controlling VACON® NXS and VACON® NXP drives. It is equivalent to OPTA1 except that analog inputs and outputs are galvanically isolated in OPTA8
  • 6 digital inputs, 24 V DC
  • 1 open-collector digital output
  • 2 analog inputs (0...10V or -10…+10V or 0…20 mA)
  • 1 analog output (0…10V or 0…20 mA)
  • +10 V DC reference
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • Slot: A
VACON® I/O Expander OPTA9
  • Provides a variety of input and output signals for controlling VACON® NXS and VACON® NXP drives. It is equivalent to OPTA1 except that in OPTA9 the connectors have a cross-section of 2.5 mm2
  • 6 digital inputs, 24 V DC
  • 1 open-collector digital output
  • 2 analog inputs (0...10V or -10…+10V or 0…20 mA)
  • 1 analog output (0…10V or 0…20 mA)
  • +10 V DC reference
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • Slot: A
VACON® I/O Expander OPTAA
  • Provides a variety of input and output signals for controlling VACON® NXL drives
  • 3 digital inputs, 24 V DC
  • 1 open-collector digital output
  • 1 NO relay output
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • Slot: E
VACON® Encoder board OPTAE
  • Used to connect HTL-type pulse/incremental encoders to VACON® NXP products
  • The option board also outputs an Encoder Direction Signal and an Encoder Pulse Output Signal, which is produced by dividing the input pulses from the encoder.
  • Differential A+, A-, B+, B-, Z+ and Z- signals
  • 1 digital output for encoder direction
  • 1 digital output for encoder output, a programmable divider
  • Selectable encoder voltage supply +15/+24 V
  • Slot: C
VACON® I/O Expander OPTAI
  • Provides a variety of input and output signals for controlling VACON® NXL drives
  • 3 digital inputs, 24 V DC
  • 1 PTC thermistor input
  • 1 NO relay output
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • Slot: E
VACON® Sin/Cos Encoder OPTAK
  • Used to connect sine-/cosine-type incremental encoders to a VACON® NXP product
  • Differential SIN+, SIN-, COS+, COS-, R+ and R- signals (1 volt peak-to-peak)
  • Selectable encoder voltage supply +5/+15/+24V
  • Slot: C
VACON® I/O Expander OPTAL
  • Provides a variety of input and output signals for controlling VACON® NXS and VACON® NXP drives
  • 6 digital inputs, 42…240 V AC
  • 1 open-collector digital output
  • 1 analog input 0…10V
  • 1 analog input -10…+10V
  • 1 analog output 0…10V
  • 1 analog output 0…20 mA
  • +15 V DC voltage output
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • Slot: A
VACON® I/O Expander OPTAN
  • Provides a variety of input and output signals for controlling VACON® NXP drives
  • 6 galvanically isolated digital inputs, 24 V DC
  • 2 analog inputs (0...10V or -10…+10V or 0…20 mA)
  • 2 analog outputs (0...10V or -10…+10V or 0…20 mA)
  • +10 V DC and -10 V DC reference
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • Slot: A
VACON® I/O Expander OPTB1
  • Provides additional digital input and/or digital output signals to VACON® drives. Can be used in VACON® NX products and also in VACON® 100 and VACON® 20 product series
  • 6 configurable digital input/output signals
  • 0…24 V DC when configured as input
  • Open-collector when configured as output
  • Signal type is selected using jumpers
  • +24 V DC voltage output
  • Slots VACON®NXS/NXP: BCDE
  • Slots VACON®NXL: E
  • Slots VACON® 100: CDE
  • Slots VACON® 20: E
VACON® I/O Expander OPTB2
  • Provides additional relay output signals and a thermistor input to VACON® drives. Can be used in VACON® NX products and also in VACON® 100 and VACON® 20 product series
  • 1 NO relay output
  • 1 NO/NC relay output
  • 1 PTC thermistor input
  • Slots VACON® NXS/NXP: BCDE
  • Slots VACON® NXL: E
  • Slots VACON® 100: CDE
  • Slots VACON® 20: E
VACON® I/O Expander OPTB4
  • Provides one analog input and two analog output signals to VACON® drives. Can be used in VACON® NX products and also in VACON® 100 and VACON® 20 product series
  • 1 galvanically isolated analog input (0…20 mA)
  • 2 galvanically isolated analog outputs (0…20 mA)
  • +24 V DC voltage output
  • Slots VACON® NXS/NXP: BCDE
  • Slots VACON® NXL: E
  • Slots VACON® 100: CDE
  • Slots VACON® 20: E
VACON® I/O Expander OPTB5
  • Provides three additional relay output signals to VACON® drives. Can be used in VACON® NX products and also in VACON® 100 and VACON® 20 product series
  • 3 NO relay outputs
  • Slots VACON® NXS/NXP: BCDE
  • Slots VACON® NXL: E
  • Slots VACON® 100: CDE
  • Slots VACON® 20: E
VACON® PT100 Measurement OPTB8 
  • Provides three temperature measurement channels to VACON® NXS and VACON® NXP drives
  • 2 PT100 sensor inputs (3-wire)
  • Measurement channel #3 allows 1-3 sensors in series
  • -30…+200°C measurement range
  • For new installations, option OPTBH is recommended
  • Slots VACON® NXS/NXP:BCDE
VACON® I/O Expander OPTB9
  • Provides five high-voltage digital inputs and one relay output to VACON® drives. Can be used in VACON® NX products and also in VACON® 100 and VACON® 20 product series
  • 5 digital inputs, 42…240 V AC
  • 1 NO relay output
  • Slots VACON® NXS/NXP: BCDE
  • Slots VACON® NXL: E
  • Slots VACON® 100: CDE
  • Slots VACON® 20: E
VACON® Endat 2 OPTBB
  • Enables speed feedback to a VACON® NXP drive from an EnDat 2 encoder. Use the EnDat interface to read the absolute position of the shaft. The option board outputs a simulated pulse encoder signal according to RS422 specification
  • Closed-loop control of the motor requires that sin/cos signals are available
  • Absolute encoder with Endat 2 protocol
  • Differential DATA, CLOCK, and sin/cos (1 Vpp) input
  • Selectable encoder voltage supply +5/+12/+15 V
  • 2 Fast digital inputs for tracing short pulses
  • Output A+, A-, B+ and B- incremental signals according to RS422 specification
  • Slot: C
VACON® Resolver OPTBC
  • Enables speed feedback to a VACON® NXP drive from a resolver. The board provides a simulated pulse encoder output
  • Configurable excitation signal frequency, 2-20 kHz
  • Differential sin/cos feedback signals
  • Differential HTL freeze input for marking position data
  • Differential HTL encoder input (A, B and Z signals)
  • Differential HTL simulated encoder output (A, B and Z signals)
  • Slot: C
VACON® EnDat 2.1 and SSI OPTBE
  • Enables speed feedback to a VACON® NXP product from an EnDat 2.1 encoder. Use the EnDat interface to read the absolute position of the shaft
  • Closed loop control of the motor requires that sin/cos signals are available.
  • EnDat 2.1 protocol support
  • DATA+, DATA-, CLOCK+ and CLOCK- differential signals
  • Differential SIN+, SIN-, COS+ and COS- signals (1 volt peak-to-peak)
  • Selectable encoder voltage supply +5/+12/+15 V
  • Slot: C
VACON® I/O Expander OPTBF
  • Provides additional output signals to VACON® drives. Can be used in VACON® 100 and VACON® 20 product series
  • 1 open-collector digital output
  • 1 analog output (0…10V or 0…20 mA)
  • 1 NO relay output
  • Slots VACON® 100: CDE
  • Slots VACON® 20: E
VACON® Temperature Measurement OPTBH
  • Provides three temperature measurement channels to VACON® drives. Can be used in VACON® NXS, VACON® NXP and in VACON® 100 products
  • 3 temperature measurement channels
  • PT100, PT1000, Ni1000, KTY84 sensor support
  • -50…+200°C measurement range
  • All measurement channels support 1…3 PT100 sensors in series
  • Slots VACON® NXS/P: BCDE
  • Slots VACON® 100: CDE
VACON® SystemBus Adapter OPTD1
  • Allows VACON® NXP drives to be connected via fiber-optic cables. The link can be used for drive-to-drive communication or for paralleling of drives to achieve higher power
  • 2x fiber-optic pairs
  • Slots VACON® NXP: DE
VACON® SystemBus and CAN Adapter OPTD2
  • Enables connection of VACON® NXP drives via fiber-optic cables. Use the link for drive-to-drive communication or for paralleling of drives to achieve higher power. The board also includes a CAN interface for monitoring of multiple drives, for customized CAN communication or for I/O expansion
  • 1 fiber-optic pair
  • Galvanically isolated CAN interface (3-pin plug connector)
  • IEC 61131 application CAN
  • MonitorBus
  • Slots VACON® NXP: DE
VACON® RS232 Adapter OPTD3
  • Enables connection of VACON® NXS and VACON® NXP drives to a PC via RS232 link
  • Galvanically isolated RS232 interface
  • D9 connector
  • Slots VACON® NXS/NXP: DE
VACON® CAN Adapter OPTD6
  • Supplies a CAN interface to the IEC 61131 application of VACON® NXP drives. Use the CAN interface for monitoring of multiple drives, for customized CAN communication or for I/O expansion
  • Galvanically isolated CAN interface (3-pin plug connector)
  • IEC 61131 application CAN
  • MonitorBus
  • Slots VACON® NXP: DE
VACON® Line Voltage Measurement OPTD7
  • Provides VACON® NXP drives with an interface for measuring mains/line voltage. The board includes a transformer to reduce the line voltage to a measurable amplitude. The board is used in applications such as AFE, renewable energy or micro-grid
  • Line voltage and frequency measurement
  • External voltage transformer 1:60
  • 380…690 V AC input voltage
  • Slots VACON® NXP: C
VACON® I/O Expander OPTF1
  • Provides relay outputs to the VACON® 100 HVAC products using old control cards
  • Compatible with 70CVB01015 and 70CVB01418 control cards
  • 2 NO/NC relay outputs
  • 1 NO relay output
VACON® I/O Expander OPTF2
  • Provides relay outputs and a thermistor input to the VACON® 100 HVAC products using old control cards
  • Compatible with 70CVB01015 and 70CVB01418 control cards
  • 2 NO/NC relay outputs
  • 1 PTC thermistor input
VACON® I/O Expander OPTF3
  • Provides a variety of input/output signals and an RS485 interface to the VACON® 100 and VACON® 100 FLOW products. Also VACON® 100 HVAC products with new control board support this I/O board
  • Compatible with 70CVB01582 control card
  • 6 pcs 0…24V digital inputs
  • 2 analog inputs (0…10V or 0…20 mA)
  • 1 analog output (0…10V or 0…20 mA)
  • 2 NO/NC relay outputs
  • 1 NO relay output
  • +10 V DC output reference voltage
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • RS485 interface for fieldbus
VACON® I/O Expander OPTF4
  • Provides a variety of input/output signals and an RS485 interface to the VACON® 100 and VACON® 100 FLOW products. VACON® 100 HVAC products with new control board also support this I/O board
  • Compatible with 70CVB01582 control card
  • 6 digital inputs, 0…24 V
  • 2 analog inputs (0…10 V or 0…20 mA)
  • 1 analog output (0…10 V or 0…20 mA)
  • 2 NO/NC relay outputs
  • 1 PTC thermistor input
  • +10 V DC output reference voltage
  • +24 V DC external supply or voltage output
  • RS485 interface for fieldbus
VACON® Advanced Safety Option OPTBL
  • Adds advanced functional safety capabilities to the VACON® NXP family
  • Safe Stop Functions: SS1 – Safe Stop 1, SS2 – Safe Stop 2, SQS – Safe Quick Stop, SBC – Safe Brake Control, SOS – Safe Operating Stop
  • Safe Speed Functions: SLS – Safe Limited Speed, SMS – Safe Maximum Speed, SSR – Safe Speed Range, SSM – Safe Speed Monitoring
  • Encoder input: Proximity Switch
  • PROFISAFE (requires OPTE3/OPTE5)
  • Slot: D
VACON® Advanced Safety Option OPTBM
  • Adds advanced functional safety capabilities to the VACON® NXP family
  • Safe Stop Functions: SS1 – Safe Stop 1, SS2 – Safe Stop 2, SQS – Safe Quick Stop, SBC – Safe Brake Control, SOS – Safe Operating Stop
  • Safe Speed Functions: SLS – Safe Limited Speed, SMS – Safe Maximum Speed, SSR – Safe Speed Range, SSM – Safe Speed Monitoring
  • Encoder input: Proximity Switch, HTL/TTL
  • PROFISAFE (requires OPTE3/OPTE5)
  • Slot: D
VACON® Advanced Safety Option OPTBN
  • Adds advanced functional safety capabilities to the VACON® NXP family
  • Safe Stop Functions: SS1 – Safe Stop 1, SS2 – Safe Stop 2, SQS – Safe Quick Stop, SBC – Safe Brake Control, SOS – Safe Operating Stop
  • Safe Speed Functions: SLS – Safe Limited Speed, SMS – Safe Maximum Speed, SSR – Safe Speed Range, SSM – Safe Speed Monitoring
  • Encoder input: Proximity Switch, SIN/COS
  • PROFISAFE (requires OPTE3/OPTE5)
  • Slot: D