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
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions English Multiple 16 Feb, 2017 804.4 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 1.7 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 21 Dec, 2018 2.2 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Coverage English Multiple 13 Jul, 2017 322.4 KB PDF
Brochure - AD DrivePro® Life Cycle Services English Multiple 28 Dec, 2018 2.5 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Service English Multiple 13 Jul, 2017 322.7 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Facts Worth Knowing about AC Drives English Multiple 05 Jul, 2019 13.7 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon 10 20 MCA User's instruction English Multiple 02 Sep, 2014 185.8 KB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon 20 20X 20CP Modbus User Manual English Multiple 07 Jun, 2017 656.9 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon 20 Complete Manual English Multiple 26 Oct, 2016 7.7 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon 20 PFC User Manual English Multiple 29 Oct, 2014 6.3 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon 20 Quick Guide English Multiple 26 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon 20 Quick Guide English Multiple 10 Oct, 2014 1.9 MB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON Compact Ac Drives Selection Guide English Multiple 22 Feb, 2017 950.8 KB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON Compact Ac Drives Selection Guide English Multiple 20 Feb, 2017 927.1 KB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon OPTE2-E8 RS485 Board User Manual English Multiple 28 Jan, 2018 7.2 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon OPTE3 E5 Profib.Opt. Board Manual English Multiple 10 Oct, 2018 7.9 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon OPTE6 CANopen Option Board Manual English Multiple 20 Sep, 2018 7.1 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon OPTE7 DeviceNet Opt. Board Manual English Multiple 30 Jan, 2015 6.2 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon OPTE9 OPTEA Ethernet Board Manual English Multiple 30 Aug, 2018 11.9 MB PDF
User guide - BC Vacon OPTEC EtherCAT Board Manual English Multiple 02 Jul, 2018 10.3 MB PDF
Safety guide - BH Vacon Safety Guide Multiple 02 Oct, 2017 359.2 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® OPT-E9 English Multiple 21 Jun, 2018 246.8 KB PDF

3D models and drawings

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

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
AC Drive Firmware VACON® 20 Firmware 14 Dec, 2017 014 RL 1.7 MB ZIP
Application Software VACON® 20 Pump and Fan Application 19 Mar, 2018 100 RL 6.0 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® Live 21 Feb, 2019 1.1.18.0 RL 60.3 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware 05 Aug, 2019 008 RL 2.4 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD 31 Mar, 2017 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE6 CANopen EDS 06 Sep, 2018 RL 108.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E6 CANopen Firmware 10 May, 2019 012 RL 2.8 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE7 DeviceNet EDS 21 Jan, 2015 RL 3.1 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E7 DeviceNet Firmware 27 Jun, 2019 006 RL 2.3 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E9 DualPort Ethernet Firmware 30 Sep, 2019 010 RL 6.9 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS 30 Sep, 2019 RL 70.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML 16 Jan, 2018 RL 145.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9/EA EtherNet/IP AOI 16 Feb, 2018 RL 531.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI 04 Apr, 2018 RL 151.5 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-EC EtherCAT Firmware 20 Apr, 2018 003 RL 2.5 MB ZIP

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