VACON 100 FLOW is a product dedicated to two key ingredients in our everyday lives – air and water. The pumps, fans and compressors that control the flow of these elements affect everyone and yet so often slip under the radar.
With VACON 100 FLOW, we’ve handpicked all the functions that are best suited for regulating air- and waterflow: features like Multipump systems, long-life DC link technology and StartUp Wizards open up new possibilities for controlling pumps and fans. It comes with a power range of 0.55 kW/0.75 HP to 160 kW/250 HP, and a voltage range of 230 V to 500 V. VACON 100 FLOW is available in a IP21/UL Type 1 or IP54/UL Type 12-certified enclosure, ensuring it can operate in challenging environments.
I expect products for my company that are efficient and will
keep costs down. I can't afford to take chances in today's
Ensuring systems run efficiently is central to Vacon’s approach – it not only increases productivity across the board but keeps solutions performing for longer. VACON 100 FLOW has some great features in place to facilitate this, such as DC link technology that uses long life plastic capacitors, and a range of Multipump systems that streamline processes and reduce wear and tear.
In my work as a system installer, hassle is the last thing
I want. Features that guide me through installation and
setup make life a whole lot easier.
Integrating AC drives into wider solutions is complex enough as it is, which is why it’s important to keep things simple where possible. VACON 100 FLOW has a user interface which is designed with user-friendliness in mind: StartUp Wizard and a Quick Setup menu make the end-user’s life easier during commissioning and day-to-day maintenance.
Us system designers are always looking for sophisticated
products that fit seamlessly into a specific solution.
VACON 100 FLOW has every feature you’ll need for applications in the Building Automation and Water & Wastewater industries – Multipump solutions, 2-zone PID control and anti-blocking are just a few of the many reasons why VACON 100 FLOW is sure to enhance and extend the capabilities of pump and fan applications.
VACON 100 FLOW places an emphasis on user-friendliness and functionalities created for use in pump & fan applications. We have used our extensive experience in the field to handpick all the features that are best suited to application requirements and putting them in one dedicated product. For instance, standard PID control eliminates the need for an external controller by using a sensor to control pump speed. This is useful when reacting to fluctuations in demand.
StartUp Wizard and the Quick Setup menu make it easy for users to select the relevant parameters and monitoring values. Unique application menus for HVAC, PID and Multipump solutions guide the user through a quick and easy installation and commissioning, with all the relevant parameters presented to them without the need to navigate a long list. There's also Fire Mode Wizard, which guides the user through the Fire mode function, and a real-time clock which supports calendar-based functions.
VACON 100 FLOW comes with built-in ethernet connection, which means that no additional options or gateways are needed. By using VACON Live, commissioning, maintenance and monitoring can be carried out remotely or locally.
Unplanned downtime is a problem for all applications, not least pump and fan systems, which is why it is important that components have as long a lifecycle as possible. VACON 100 FLOW uses electrolytic-free DC link technology which guarantees users the longest possible lifecycle and availability. By avoiding the need to replace electrolytic capacitors — that often wear out over time — interruptions and costs are kept to a minimum.
Vacon has ensured that the user interface is simple and intuitive to use. The keypad’s well-structured menu system has graphical and multilingual text capabilities enabling fast commissioning and trouble-free operation. Up to 9 signals can be monitored at the same time on a single multimonitor page and a trend display can monitor two signals simultaneously. A 3-color LED status indicator shows whether the drive is ready to run, in operation or it can raise an alarm if there is a fault.
Multipump single drive system is a solution in which one AC drive controls the leading pump. If the demand exceeds the capabilities of the pump, additional fixed- speed pumps can be connected online directly or with a soft starter. You can choose between fixed setups and solutions in which the leading and auxiliary pumps alternate in roles to equalize wear and tear.
In Multimaster technology, each pump is controlled by its own AC drive. The integrated RS-485 interface allows the drives to communicate without the need for any external controller. This method ensures pumps start and stop smoothly, and reduces the need for additional control wiring, motor protection relay and contactors.
In Multifollower mode, each pump is controlled by its own AC drive. As demand increases and the lead drive’s capacity is exceeded, additional drives running in parallel are brought into operation. This ensures that all pumps run at the same operating speed, reducing noise and general stress, thus improving reliability.