Drives and Control Solutions

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February 26, 2020

The Drives & Motion division of Yaskawa America, Inc. proudly introduces the GA500 Industrial Microdrive, reflecting Yaskawa’s continued customer commitment to providing sustainable, flexible, and easy-to-use products.

“This drive builds on the deep history of Yaskawa’s product quality,” Ed Tom, Product Manager, said. “The GA500 provides high reliability with its design to deliver a minimum of 10 years of continuous operation.

It is designed to meet RoHS2, providing a sustainable and an environmentally friendly drive.  Its TUV safety rating allows our customers to meet the most stringent safety ratings for their machine and provides a long mission time for the life of their equipment.DCS-9-Yaskawa-Microdrive2-400.jpg

The GA500 also provides customers a wide range of flexibility.

The drive is rated up to 40 HP and can be applied to 240 VAC single-phase, 240 VAC three-phase, or 480 VAC three-phase incoming power.

For customers that use DC as their power source, the drive is [UL] rated to accept DC as its primary power source.  The GA500 can operate a variety of motors, which include induction, permanent magnet (SPM and IPM), and synchronous reluctance (SynRM).DCS-9-Yaskawa-Microdrive3-400.jpg

For customers that require network communications with their drives, the GA500 offers a variety of industrial protocols that help be part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which include EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, Modbus TCP/IP, and EtherCAT.  Traditional fieldbus protocols like DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, and Modbus RTU (embedded) are also available.

The easy-to-use GA500 is designed to maximize one of the most valuable user resources, time.DCS-9-Yaskawa-Microdrive4-400.jpg

The GA500 can be programmed without main power applied, which means users can set up the drive so it is ready to run before main power is available.

A highly visual LED status ring provides drive status at a glance.

Yaskawa’s mobile app, DriveWizard Mobile, provides the ability to program and/or monitor the GA500 through mobile devices like a smartphone or tablet.  DriveWizard Mobile instantly accesses the Yaskawa Drive Cloud, providing a safe location to store drive information with instant access anywhere.

Learn more about the GA500 at https://www.yaskawa.com/GA500.

 

 


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