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AC Drives

AC Variable Frequency Drives, HP Rated - AC890 Series

The AC890 is a compact, modular systems AC drive engineered to control speed and position of open-loop and closed-loop, single- or multi-motor AC induction or servo motor applications, up to 1500HP

The AC890 is a compact, modular systems AC drive engineered to control speed and position of open-loop and closed-loop, single- or multi-motor AC induction or servo motor applications, up to 1500HP


The AC890 is a compact, modular systems drive engineered to control speed and position of open-loop and closed-loop, single- or multi-motor AC induction or servo motor applications. Compatible with a wide range of feedback options, the AC890 may be used  with any AC motor and virtually any speed/position feedback options. With this flexibility you may not even need to replace your existing AC motor to achieve high performance, saving you time and money. The AC890 is available in 380-460/500V 3-phase 0.75 to 1500HP and 220V-240V 3-phase 0.75 to 10HP.

The AC890 can be configured for 4 different modes of operation :
• Open-loop (volts / frequency) control
This mode is ideal for basic, single or multi-motor speed control.
• Sensorless vector control
With its ultra high performance sensorless vector algorithm, the AC890 delivers a combination of both high torque and close speed regulation without the need for any speed measuring transducer.
• Closed-loop vector control
Full closed-loop flux vector performance can be achieved with the AC890 by simply adding an encoder feedback ‘technology box’. This provides 100% continuous full load standstill torque, plus a highly dynamic speed loop more than sufficient for the most demanding applications.
• 4 Quadrant active front-end power supply module
With this configuration, the energy is fed back into the mains supply with sinusoidal currents and unity power factor; a very low current harmonic content is achieved (THD < 3%).

• Ultra-fast control loops -
  - Torque loop : 62.5µs / - Speed loop : 62.5µs / - Position loop : 62.5µs
Taking advantage of leading edge control algorithms running on a fast 150Mhz microprocessor, the AC890 drive can achieve very high-bandwidth control loops. This allows you to use the drive for the most demanding industrial applications e.g. printing, registration, cut-to-length, rotary shear, converting and slitting.

• Safe Torque Off -
  - To EN18849 PL-e / SIL3, frame B-F

• Minimal delay between the fieldbus setpoints and the control loops :
Designed to integrate in existing automation systems, the AC890 features high performance ports linked directly to the fast control loops of the drive. Minimum delay exists between your digital setpoint sent through a fieldbus and the control loops.

• Replacement of analog solutions :
Your existing analog setpoint-based solutions can be replaced by a digital fieldbus-based solution with minimal bandwidth loss.

• Flexible feedback :
The AC890 offers system designers complete flexibility in their choice of feedback technology.
  - Incremental encoder / - EnDat 2.1 (SinCos) encoder / - Resolver

• Open standards for protection of investment :
The AC890 has been deliberately designed to integrate seamlessly into your automation network.
To connect to your PLC or fieldbus network you can simply choose from the wide range of communication technology boxes.

• Two performance level options for your needs :
- Advanced performance
Motion control with added position loop, motion control function blocks, move incremental, move absolute, move home, line drive master ramp and section control, winder blocks (speed winder, current winder), full function PID, machine state and others.

- High performance
All advanced features plus: library of pre-engineered application specific LINK VM function blocks such as: shaftless printing, cut-to-length, advanced material winding, advanced traversing and others.

The AC890 series meets the following standards when installed in accordance with the relevant product manual:
• CE Marked to EN50178 (Safety, Low Voltage Directive)
• CE Marked to EN61800-3 (EMC Directive)
• UL listed to US Standard UL508C
• cUL listed to Canadian Standard C22.2 #14

Technical Specifications:
Power Supply:
Three Phase Units
 - 890SD : 380 - 500 VAC +/- 10 %, 50-60 Hz +/- 5%
 - 890CS : 208 - 500 VAC +/- 10 %, 50-60 Hz +/- 5%
 - 890CD : 320/560 - 705 VDC
 - Frames E/F/G/H/J/K : 380 - 460 Vac +/- 10 %

 0-45°C (derate by 2%/°C up to 50°C maximum)
 Up to 1000m ASL (derate 1% per 100m above 4000m)

 IP20: Frame sizes B,C,D, E, F
 IP00: Frame sizes G, H, J
 IP52: Frame size K

 Vector Mode : 150% for 60 seconds
 Servo Mode : 200% for 4 sec (Frames B,C,D) / 150% for 60 sec (Frames E, F, G, H, J)

Analog Inputs:
 4 Configurable, 10bits (13 bits with optional system card) / 0-10V, 0-±10V, 0-20mA, 4-20mA

Analog Inputs :
 4 total - 2 configurable (0-10V, ±10V,0-20mA, 4-20mA), +2 configurable (0-10V, ±10V)

Analog Outputs :
 2 configurable (0-10V, ±10V)

Digital Inputs :
 7 configurable (24V)

Digital I/O :
 2 configurable (24V)

Relay digital output:
 1 configurable (24V)
 3 additional 230V rated dry contacts (frames E-K)


Performance Characteristics
Output Rating (HP) 0.75 - 1500HP
Input Voltage 230VAC three phase | 380-480VAC three phase | 500-690VAC three phase | 320-705VDC - Common Bus
Operating Control Modes V/Hz | Sensorless Vector | Closed Loop Vector | Active Front End | Speed Control of Permanent Magnet Motor
Communication Interfaces RS232 / RS485 | CANopen | ControlNet | DeviceNet | Profibus | Profinet | Ethernet TCP / IP
Certifications CE Marked to EN50178 (Low Voltage Directive) | CE Marked to EN61800-3 (EMC Directive) | UL Listed to US safety standard UL508C (most ratings) | cUL Listed to Canadian standard C22.2 #14 (most ratings)
Operating Temperature (C) 0-45C for Frames B-F (derate up to 50C max) | 0-40C for Frames G-K (derate up to 50C max)
Operating Temperature (F) 32-113F for Frames B-F (derate up to 122F max) | 32-104F for Frames G-K (derate up to 122F max)
Operating Altitude Up to 1000m ASL (derate > 1000m)
Overload Ratings Heavy Duty Rating (Constant Torque) : 150% for 60s | Normal Duty Rating (Variable Torque) : 110% for 60s | Servo Mode Rating (Frames B-D) : 200% for 4s | Servo Mode Rating (Frames E-J) : 150% for 60s


Contact Us

Parker Hannifin

SSD Drives Division - North America

9225 Forsyth Park Drive



United States


Ph:(704) 588-3246

Fax:(704) 588-3249