New Eaton PowerXL™ Series Adjustable Frequency Drives Help Customers Reduce Energy Costs
PITTSBURGH … Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the PowerXL Series DG1 adjustable frequency drive. Designed for global commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers, the Eaton engineered drive is designed to help reduce energy consumption compared to traditional control methods, improve safety and support reliable operations.
“Global megatrends indicate there will be a substantial increase in the demand for improved efficiency, and adjustable speed motor control provides reductions in energy consumption,” said Rob Fenton, product line manager, Eaton. “Eaton is delivering new energy efficient technologies like the PowerXL Series DG1 drive to not only reduce energy usage, but also achieve better motor performance and system reliability – helping customers power their businesses more efficiently and safely.”
The PowerXL DG1 is a general-purpose drive that incorporates a patented energy control algorithm, extensive onboard industrial communication protocols and built-in harmonic reduction to help customers reduce the cost of using a variable frequency drive.
The DG1 is the third model available in the PowerXL series of adjustable frequency drives. Earlier this year, Eaton released the compact PowerXL DC1 drive, which simplifies programming for machinery OEM customers. The PowerXL DA1 drive, also released in 2014, provides advanced control functions designed for the most demanding drive applications.
Applications that already incorporate adjustable frequency drives may realize additional energy and emissions savings of up to 10 percent by switching to the PowerXL DG1 drive. With Eaton’s patented Active Energy Control algorithm, the new drives are programmed to dynamically adjust its operating point to minimize energy consumption. The modular design utilizing the latest generation of semiconductor technology is designed to provide greater reliability and reduced maintenance time and costs.
An enhanced graphical display and communication capabilities are embedded in the PowerXL DG1 drive. This provides customers detailed system data to simplify installation, commissioning and maintenance.
The PowerXL DG1 drives are engineered for safety, including standard Safe Torque Off (STO) functionality. The drives are also Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant and meet standards from Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Canadian Underwriters Laboratories (cUL), Conformité Européenne (CE), and Australia and New Zealand’s C-Tick.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.