These VFDs are well suited for factory automation in the automotive and food processing sectors, as well as wastewater treatment plants. They can be used in process control applications, multiple pump control systems and in networks that require continuous monitoring, such as the measurement of energy consumption.
The FR-A800-E and FR-F800-E inverters can be easily connected to an MES network and provide the ability to exchange data in either direction. They can act as an interconnected VFD “team,” without referring to a separate controller, by simply entering PLC programming directly into the drives. They also can operate simultaneously within an Ethernet environment and virtually any other automation network, forming a convenient gateway around a plant’s other automation equipment.