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 English Multiple 27 May, 2016 490.7 KB PDF
Brochure - AD DrivePro® Stay calm English Multiple 28 Dec, 2018 2.5 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Ecodesign - meet requirements English Multiple 06 May, 2016 1.3 MB PDF
Certificate - BG El. Safety, EMC/Low Voltage Directive English Multiple 01 Nov, 2016 440.4 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Energy efficiency - 3 questions English Multiple 10 May, 2016 253.6 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN EtherNet/IP Module English Multiple 01 May, 2017 10.2 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ EtherNet/IP Module English Multiple 01 May, 2017 8.0 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Facts worth knowing English Multiple 10 May, 2016 3.8 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Finger Guards English Multiple 20 Apr, 2016 544.7 KB PDF
Certificate - BG ISO 9001 Drives BV 500F1065en English Multiple 01 Jan, 2019 278.5 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Manufacturers Declaration Factory Test English Multiple 16 Aug, 2016 77.2 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Manufacturers Declaration MTBF English Multiple 09 Aug, 2016 407.6 KB PDF
Certificate - BG MCD 500 LR 09-10058(E1) English Multiple 11 Aug, 2016 290.9 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Mining & minerals applications English Multiple 20 Sep, 2016 2.0 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Modbus TCP Module English Multiple 01 Oct, 2017 7.3 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Motor technology – your choice English Multiple 10 May, 2016 877.6 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Product Overview English Multiple 21 Dec, 2018 3.4 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN PROFINET Modulet English Multiple 01 Nov, 2017 6.2 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Ten things about Ecodesign English Multiple 27 Nov, 2017 728.6 KB 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 20 Feb, 2018 1.0 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 21 Jun, 2016 191.5 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 WinStart No language 06 Feb, 2019 1.2 RL 6.4 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500 DeviceNet EDS No language 19 Nov, 2010 RL 4.8 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500/200 EtherNet/IP EDS No language 16 May, 2018 RL 4.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500/200 PROFINET GSDML No language 16 May, 2018 RL 2.2 KB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT10 No language 17 Jan, 2019 4.40 RL 690.7 MB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Soft Starter Ethernet Config Tool No language 10 Aug, 2018 RL 6.5 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VLT® Soft Starter USB Drivers No language 06 Mar, 2017 RL 1.1 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Soft Starters EtherNet/IP EDS No language 23 Jan, 2017 RL 2.2 KB ZIP

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Case studies

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Contact us

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