Flexible, communicative and easy to use. Fits your application

Reach new levels of performance with the VLT® Midi Drive FC 280, the evolution of the popular VLT® 2800 drive. Profit from new savings with a wide range of features designed to make installing, using and maintaining the AC drive as simple and as easy as possible.

For precise and efficient motor control for machine builders in the food and beverage, material handling and processing industries, the VLT® Midi Drive is ideal. it is strong on control performance, functional safety and flexible fieldbus communication.

VLT® Midi Drive is designed for compatibility with the VLT® 2800. Its exterior dimensions, connectors, cable lengths and set-up software tools allow you to easily retrofit an established drive panel.

Supply voltages and power range

  • 1 x 200-240 V...0.37-2.2 kW
  • 3 x 200-240 V...0.37-3.7 kW
  • 3 x 380-480 V...0.37-22 kW

Features and benefits

Compact design saves panel space

Easy and fast installation set-up due to flexible user interfaces

No need to install extra cooling equipment or oversize the drive as it is designed to operate at 45°C at full load and up to 55°C with derating

No need to install extra components thanks to integrated harmonic mitigation, RFI filters, brake choppers and functional safety (STO)

Integrated active Power Factor Correction (PFC) significantly reduces harmonic distortion and improves power supply quality

Documents

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
Case story - AE Ariete_Brazil English 03 Apr, 2018 1.2 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Blind Cover English 01 Nov, 2015 187.1 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Bus Decoupling Kit English 01 Sep, 2015 322.6 KB PDF
Programming guide - AU CANopen English 04 Jan, 2018 8.4 MB PDF
Certificate - BG Certificate of Conformity, LCP 102 English 01 Oct, 2017 337.8 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Certificate of Conformity, LCP 12 English 01 Oct, 2017 336.3 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Certificate of Conformity, LCP 21 English 01 Oct, 2017 336.7 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Control Cassettes English 01 Jan, 2017 465.2 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions English 16 Feb, 2017 804.4 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Exchange English 04 Jan, 2018 995.9 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Extended Warranty English 10 Jul, 2018 771.0 KB PDF
Case story - AE DrivePro® Life Cycle services English 30 Jan, 2018 1.3 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Remote Expert Support English 14 Feb, 2018 768.0 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Ecodesign. We meet the strictest require English 06 May, 2016 1.3 MB PDF
Certificate - BG El. Safety, EMC/Low Voltage Directive English 01 Jan, 2017 643.9 KB PDF
Certificate - BG El. Safety, TÜV English 01 Jun, 2016 608.6 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Electrical Safety ANSI/UL 508C English 01 Nov, 2017 73.0 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Electrical Safety CCC English 17 Aug, 2016 12.9 KB PDF
Application guide - AB Encoder-less Safety using DOLD Module English 01 Apr, 2017 5.9 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Energy efficiency? It's a question English 10 May, 2016 253.6 KB PDF
Programming guide - AU EtherNet/IP English 13 Jun, 2016 8.7 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Facts worth knowing, Frequency Converter English 10 May, 2016 3.8 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Graphical LCP Adapter English 01 Nov, 2015 180.0 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Industry 4.0 English 10 May, 2016 269.9 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN IP21/Type 1 Conversion Kit English 11 Jan, 2016 538.0 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Manufacturers Declaration English 09 Aug, 2016 397.8 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN MCC 107 EMC Filter Series, K1–K3 Size English 01 May, 2017 770.5 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Memory Module Programmer English 01 Aug, 2015 133.5 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Motor technologies for higher efficiency English 10 May, 2016 877.6 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Numeric Local Control Panel English 01 Nov, 2015 300.8 KB PDF
Certificate - BG PELV Manufacturers Declaration English 01 Aug, 2018 369.2 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Power Decoupling Plate for FC 280 English 29 Sep, 2015 587.3 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Product Overview English 07 Feb, 2018 1.9 MB PDF
Programming guide - AU PROFIBUS DP English 30 May, 2016 8.3 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Ten things need to know about Ecodesign English 27 Nov, 2017 728.6 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Terminal Torque Instructions English 01 Nov, 2016 169.0 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT 24 V DC Supply MCB 106 English 01 Mar, 2016 342.5 KB PDF
Case story - AE VLT drive has delivered reliable, low-en English 27 May, 2016 365.1 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT Memory Module MCM 102 English 01 Feb, 2016 452.8 KB PDF
Design guide - AJ VLT Midi Drive FC 280 English 01 May, 2017 16.5 MB PDF
Programming guide - AU VLT Midi Drive FC 280 SW 1.2x English 07 Jul, 2016 9.2 MB PDF
Programming guide - AU VLT PROFINET English 22 Mar, 2016 8.3 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® LCP 21 - RJ45 Converter Kit English 01 Aug, 2017 213.8 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® LCP Remote Mounting Kit English 01 Jan, 2013 151.3 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® Memory Module MCM 103 English 01 Sep, 2017 480.3 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 English 30 Jun, 2017 681.2 KB PDF
Case story - AE VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 English 03 Oct, 2017 1.9 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 English 01 Aug, 2018 17.7 MB PDF
Brochure - AD VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 Selection Guide English 30 Jun, 2017 1.7 MB PDF

3D models and drawings

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K1 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 1.3 MB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K1 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 132.9 MB STP
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K1 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 7.5 MB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K2 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 141.6 MB STP
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K2 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 1.5 MB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K2 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 6.8 MB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K4 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 1.5 MB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K4 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 129.6 MB STP
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K4 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 9.1 MB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K5 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 1.5 MB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K5 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 123.8 MB STP
M-Drawing MCAD FC 280 K5 Installation No language 01 Jul, 2016 7.6 MB DXF
E-Drawing Wiring Schematic FC 280 No language 01 Nov, 2016 66.7 KB PDF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 CANOpen EDS No language 09 Dec, 2016 1.20 RL 15.5 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 Ethernet/IP EDS No language 09 Dec, 2016 1.20 RL 5.1 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 POWERLINK XDD No language 09 Dec, 2016 RL 15.3 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 PROFIBUS GSD No language 10 Oct, 2016 1.0 RL 4.3 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 PROFINET GSD No language 07 Apr, 2016 2.3 RL 4.6 KB ZIP
VLT MCT 10 SUPPORT FILE VLT® Midi Drive Support File V1.30 No language 09 Dec, 2016 1.30 RL 264.1 KB ZIP
VLT MCT 10 SUPPORT FILE VLT® Midi Drive Support File V1.40 No language 16 May, 2017 1.40 RL 265.2 KB ZIP
VLT MCT 10 SUPPORT FILE VLT® Midi Drive Support File V1.50 No language 25 Jan, 2018 1.50 RL 303.9 KB ZIP
VLT MCT 10 SUPPORT FILE VLT® Midi Drive Support File V1.60 No language 14 Sep, 2018 1.60 RL 304.1 KB ZIP
SOFTWARE TOOLS VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT10 No language 05 Oct, 2018 4.30 RL 686.0 MB ZIP
SOFTWARE TOOLS VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT31 No language 17 Oct, 2017 2.0.4 RL 25.2 MB ZIP

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Case studies

  • VLT® Midi Drive optimizes efficiency in Brazilian biscuit factory
    VLT® Midi Drive optimizes efficiency in Brazilian biscuit factory

    Original equipment manufacturer, Ariete, delivers quality and a competitive edge using the same drive for different applications.

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    With its compact and temperature-resistant design, the drive integrates easily into actuators from Schiebel Antriebstechnik GmbH, providing high-precision flow control.

  • High production throughput for Reicholzheim
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    VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 helps sweet grapes make sweet wine.

Contact us

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