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ACS800 Drive Modules

ACS800 Drive Modules

Single Drive Modules

ACS800-04, 04M, 14

Multidrive Modules


Liquid-Cooled Modules

ACS800-04LC, X04LC

ABB Industrial Drives

ABB industrial drives are designed for industrial applications, and especially for applications in process industries such as the converting, pulp & paper, metals, mining, cement, power, chemical, and oil & gas industries. ABB industrial drives are highly flexible AC drives that can be configured to meet the precise needs of industrial applicaitons, and therefore order-based configuration is an integral part of the offering. These drives cover a wide range of powers and voltages, including industrial voltages up to 690 V. ABB industrial drives come with a wide range of built in options. A key feature of these drives is programmability, which makes adaptation to different applications easy.

Industrial Design

ABB industrial drives are designed with current ratings to be used in industrial environments for applications requiring high overloadability. The heart of the drive is DTC, Direct Torque Control, that provides high performance and significant benefits: e.g. accurate static and dynamic speed and torque control, high starting torque and use of long motor cables. Built in drive options make the installation work fast and easy. The robust enclosures and cabinets, with a wide range of enclosure classes, as well as power terminals, are designed for harsh environments.

One of the most significant design criteria of ABB industrial drives has been long lifetime. Wearing parts such as fans and capacitors have been selected accordingly. This means - together with extensive protection features - excellent reliability in demanding industrial applications.

Single Drives

The single drive configuration contains a rectifier, DC link and an inverter in one single AC drive unit.

The single drives are complete AC drives that can be installed without any additional cabinet or enclosure. The single drives are available as wall-mounted, free-standing and cabinet-built constructions. The standard protection class of the single drives is UL Type 1 and higher protection classes are available as an option.


The multidrive principle is based on a standard DC bus arrangement enabling single power entry and common braking resources for several drives. There are several possibilities on the supply side starting from a simple diode supply unit on the supply unit up to highly sophisticated active IGBT supply units.

The multidrive construction simplifies the total installation and provides many advantages such as:

  • Savings in cabling, installation and maintenance costs
  • Space savings
  • Reduced component count and increased reliability
  • Reduced line currents and simpler braking arrangements
  • Energy circulation over the common DC busbar, which can be used for motor-to-motor braking without the need for a braking chopper or regenerative supply unit.
  • The common supply of the multidrive enables the implementation of overall safety and control functions.

Drive Modules

ABB industrial drive modules are meant for system integrators and/or machine builders who are making their own applications, which include the cabinet structure as well as the software features needed.

ACS800 modules include everything that is required for a complete drive, there is always a built-in harmonic filtering choke, for example. There is also a wide selection of builtin options such as EMC filtering and different I/O and communication options. In addition to these a selection of external accessories is also available. All the modules can be mounted side by side.

In addition to the modules being designed for cabinet assembly, cabinet assembly documentation is included. The documentation gives examples of different cabinet installations, examples of drawings, and hints on the selection of auxiliary equipment. The flexibility and programmability of the modules makes them very viable for various application needs in different areas of industry.