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0.75 to 160 kW (1 to 200 Hp)

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ABB High Performance Machinery Drives - ACSM1

ABB high performance machinery drives provide speed, torque and motion control for demanding applications. They can control induction, synchronous and asynchronous servo and high torque motors with various feedback devices. The compact hardware, different variants and programming flexibility ensure the optimum system solution. The innovative memory unit concept enables flexible drive configuration.


  • Designed for demanding machinery applications with synchronous and induction motors
  • Compact design for single and multidrive systems
  • Regenerative supply for applications with high braking power duty cycles
  • Functionality can be easily extended using a block programming tool
  • Functional safety as standard

Designed For Machine Builders

The ACSM1 is the optimum choice for machine builders. The ACSM1 can control with or without feedback induction motors, asynchronous and synchronous servo motors. It uses proven DTC (direct torque control) motor control technology to guarantee high performance. The mechanical design is very compact and drives can be installed side-by-side. In addition to covering standard features there are three slots for control and communication options. Drive tools support commissioning, tuning and programming. The ACSM1 offers optimum selection for each machine control philosophy.

Modular and Compact Design

Five Compact Frame Sizes

  • 0.75 kW (1 Hp) to 160 kW (200 Hp) / 380 to 480 V
  • IP20
  • AC or DC supply
  • Motor and braking resistor connection from bottom
  • Built-in braking chopper as standard

Optimum Assembly and Cooling Solutions

  • Side-by-side installation
  • Air-cooled variant including support for DIN-rail mounting or back plate mounting
  • Cold-plate variant for external cooling method
  • Push-through variant to separate power side cooling from control side cooling
  • Liquid-cooled variant
  • Removable control terminals and power terminals enable fast assembly and maintenance

Flexibility With Different External Options

  • Regenerative supply to feed ACSM1 drive modules with full braking power capacity
  • Optionally drives can be powered from 230 V AC UPS or a 48 to 86 V back up battery supply
  • Mains filters to meet EMC requirements
  • Mains chokes to limit harmonic distortion (THD)
  • Braking resistors for various braking power needs
  • Possibility for different common DC configurations

Global Compatibility With Machinery Environment and Standards

  • Standard approvals for CE, UL, cUL, CSA, C-Tick
  • With external mains filter: EN 61800-3, category C2 (A-limits)
  • Integrated safe torque-off (STO) function (SIL3), which is certified by TÜV
  • Coated boards as standard to meet environmental requirement

Control and Communication

Control Interface With Versatile Standard Connections

  • Digital input/output: 6DI, 3DI/O, 1 relay output
  • Analogue input/output: 2AI + 2AO
  • Motor thermistor input (PTC/KTY)
  • Drive-to-drive communication link (RS 485)
  • Complete drive configuration and settings are stored in memory unit

Scalability With Different Plug-in Control Options

  • Three option slots for control options
  • Analogue and digital I/O extension modules
  • Interfaces for different feedback types (TTL, Resolver, Sin/Cos, Endat, Hiperface, SSI)
  • Master communication via typical fieldbusses (PROFIBUS, DeviceNet, CANOpen), Ethernet or real-time synchronouse communication (PROFINET, EtherCAT, SERCOS)


The ACSM1 series of ABB high performance machinery drives offers versatile features for machinery applications

Control and Performance

  • Various control arrangements
  • Asynchronous and synchronouse motor compatibility
  • System offering from one supplier
  • Wide range of feedback interfaces
  • Drive-to-drive link as standard
  • Communication options for master communication
  • Integrated safe torque-off (STO) function
  • Emergency supply
  • Optional I/O extensions
  • Ready-made application programs

Modular and Compact Design

  • Regen supply modules
  • Modular design
  • Integrated braking chopper
  • Several mounting and cooling options
  • Common DC link

User Interface and Programming

  • Simple and flexible human machine interface
  • Drive programming
  • Memory unit for easy drive management

Industries & Applications

Plastics and Rubber

  • Extruders
  • Calenders
  • Injection moulding machines
  • Winders & unwinders
  • Blow moulding machines


  • Sheet-fed printing
  • Commercial printing
  • Label printing
  • Web printing
  • Bindery machines

Paper and Paperboard,
Film and Foil Converting

  • Calendering
  • Slitter
  • Coating
  • Sheeter
  • Laminating
  • Winders

Material Handling

  • Automatic storage
  • Elevators
  • Pick and place systems
  • Conveyors
  • Palletising


  • Knitting/weaving machines
  • Needle punching machines
  • Non-woven machines
  • Fibre processing machines
  • Spinning/speeder machines
  • Textile coating machines

Food and Beverage

  • Conveyors, mixers and extruders
  • Rolling, pressing and cutting
  • Stamping
  • Slicing
  • Bottling and labeling
  • Packaging


  • Woodworking machinery
  • Plywood and chipboard industry
  • Flying and rotary shear
  • Packaging machinery
  • Wire & cable drawing machines

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ACSM1 - Ratings and Dimensions

Ratings7) (UN = 400 V AC)

Type Designation
fsw= 4 kHz
fsw= 4 kHz
fsw= 8 kHz
fsw= 8 kHz
fsw= 16 kHz
fsw= 16 kHz
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Options for ACSM1

Product Catalog

For a complete list of options and details, view the product catalog:
pdfACSM1 Product Catalog


1) PN: Typical motor power at 400 V AC (kW) and 460 V AC (Hp). A and B frame sizes with or without mains choke, C and D frame sizes with mains choke.
2) I2: Continuous output current with given switching frequency (fsw = 4/8/16 kHz)
3) I2max: Maximum short time output current with given switching frequency (fsw = 4/8/16 kHz)
4) Cooling variant (A = Air-cooling, C = Cold plate, L = Liquid-cooled, P = Push-through)
5) Control variant (S = Speed & Torque, M = Motion)
6) Motor power defined with fsw = 3 kHz (I2 = 304 A).
7) Output current values are derated by factor 0.86 at 480 V AC.


Frame Size Height (mm) Width (mm) Depth (mm) Weight (kg)

All dimensions and weights are without options.
1) Height is the maximum measure without clamping plates.
2) Depth will increase by 23 mm with options. Addionally, 50 mm should be reserved for feedback cabling if FEN-xx options are used.
3) Depth or weight is for ACSM1 with the cold plate variant.

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