VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500

  • Overview
  • Documents
  • Software
  • Related applications
  • Case studies

Effectively protect motors while saving energy

A comprehensive solution for soft starting and stopping of three-phase asynchronous motors that increases uptime and reduces maintenance requirements.

By integrating soft starters with AC motors, you can save energy, space and costs and increase the lifetime of your system by reducing wear on motors, power cables and the electrical distribution system. And there is no need to consider filters and screened cables, as soft starters generate zero harmonics.

Supply voltages and power range

  • 3 x 200-690 V...7.5-850/2400* kW (1600 A)

*Inside delta connection

  • 24 V DC or 110-240 V AC

Features and benefits

Easy connectivity for the soft starter to EtherNet/IP-based networks, such as Rockwell PLC systems

Programming is quick and easy thanks to three menu systems (Quick Menu, Application Setup and Main Menu), a four-line graphical display and a logic keypad

The best starting and stopping profile for the application is chosen using Adaptive Acceleration Control

Motors can be used to their full potential without risk of damage from overloading due to second-order thermal model

Installation costs are lower and there is less stress on the motor thanks to DC injection braking distributed evenly over three phases

Space can be saved, cabling costs reduced and retrofitting made easier as a result of adjustable bus bars which allow for both top and bottom entry

Documents

Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Case story - AE CT Offshore ROV for cabling English Multiple 28 May, 2019 498.1 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 01 Nov, 2019 1.5 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 Ecodesign - meet requirements English Multiple 06 May, 2016 1.3 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Ecodesign flyer English Multiple 01 Nov, 2019 406.7 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Energy efficiency - 3 questions English Multiple 10 May, 2016 253.6 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ EtherNet/IP Module English Multiple 01 May, 2017 8.0 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN EtherNet/IP Module English Multiple 01 May, 2017 10.2 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Finger Guards English Multiple 20 Apr, 2016 544.7 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Mining & minerals applications English Multiple 20 Sep, 2016 2.0 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Mining & minerals applications English Multiple 19 Feb, 2019 6.2 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Modbus TCP Module English Multiple 01 Oct, 2017 7.3 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Motor technology - free choice English Multiple 10 May, 2016 877.6 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN PROFINET Modulet English Multiple 01 Nov, 2017 6.2 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® MCD 500 PCB Replacement Procedure English Multiple 19 Jan, 2010 2.6 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® MCD Control Panel LCP 501 English Multiple 07 Sep, 2011 446.2 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® MCD DeviceNet Module English Multiple 24 Jan, 2012 442.8 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® MCD Modbus Module English Multiple 14 Mar, 2012 1.7 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® MCD Profibus Module English Multiple 01 Sep, 2009 538.0 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® MCD Remote English Multiple 01 Sep, 2009 1.1 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® MCD USB Modules English Multiple 08 Apr, 2019 1.0 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500 English Multiple 01 Mar, 2018 7.4 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500 English Multiple 01 Mar, 2018 7.3 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500 English Multiple 22 Mar, 2019 185.6 KB PDF
Brochure - AD VLT® Soft Starter Selection Guide English Multiple 29 Jun, 2016 1.0 MB PDF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Software Tools Danfoss WinMaster 16 Apr, 2015 2.4 RL 3.9 MB ZIP
Software Tools Danfoss WinStart for MCD 500 and MCD 200 16 Apr, 2015 4.4 RL 3.2 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500 DeviceNet EDS 19 Nov, 2010 RL 4.8 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500 PROFIBUS GSD 10 Nov, 2008 RL 2.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500/200 PROFINET GSDML 16 May, 2018 RL 2.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD600/500/200 EtherNet/IP EDS 16 May, 2018 RL 6.5 KB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT10 02 Dec, 2019 4.61 RL 802.6 MB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Soft Starter Ethernet Config Tool 10 Aug, 2018 RL 6.5 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VLT® Soft Starter USB Drivers 06 Mar, 2017 RL 1.1 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Soft Starters EtherNet/IP EDS 23 Jan, 2017 RL 2.2 KB ZIP

Related applications

Centrifugal pumps and fans, conveyors, crushers, grinders, mixers, compressors, centrifuges, mills and saws.

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    Variable speed control of a chiller allows you to provide constant pressure regulation while matching the capacity to the actual need based on measurements in the system. Speed control is beneficial when a compressor runs for long periods at partial load. Reduce operational costs by running applications at a lower speed which reduces energy consumption. And reduce installation costs by optimizing the system and the compressor itself.

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    Improve your COP and save on energy consumption by applying Danfoss AC drives to optimize the capacity control of refrigeration compressors, condensers and evaporators.

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Case studies

  • Safe and reliable ventilation in Sellero tunnel
    Safe and reliable ventilation in Sellero tunnel

    VLT® HVAC Drives control fan speed to keep the tunnel constantly well ventilated and ensure clean air in an escape tunnel in the event of fire. 

  • Accurate control of CT Offshore’s ROV trencher
    Accurate control of CT Offshore’s ROV trencher

    VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 and VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500 provide quick and accurate control of high- and low-pressure seawater pumps on the remotely operated trencher laying HVAC subsea cables.