Introduced in 1987, BACnet is today the backbone of the vast majority of building services networks, and support for the protocol on the FR-F700-EC makes it easy to integrate the drive into building services automation systems for the likes of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning control.Today’s innovative building services impose a variety of demands on drive systems, with planners looking for open, flexible and fully-scalable drives that are easy to integrate and which will combine minimum operating costs with maximum energy savings. The FR-F700-EC ticks all of these boxes with a modern, intelligent drive solution. This latest enhancement means BACnet support is now built-in to the FR-F700-EC as standard, with no option card required.Particularly well suited to driving fans and pumps, the FR-F700-EC also provides built-in PLC functionality, with support for functions such as ‘square root’ that can be used to enable flow control – for example in air conditioning systems – via PID, using just an additional pressure sensor. This can significantly boost energy savings by enabling the true airflow to be managed rather than the pressure.The FR-F700-EC is available in powers from 0.75kW to 630kW in IP00 and IP20 protection ratings, and up to 55kW in IP54 protection rating.
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