ABB is launching a new series of variable frequency drives (VFDs) that will enhance the performance of smart buildings and enable users to meet more stringent energy efficiency regulations. The new ACH580 HVAC drives ensure that applications operate reliably and without costly unplanned outages, safeguarding the comfort and security of occupants in commercial buildings, including critical facilities such as hospitals and data centers.
Energy efficient and cost-effective, the drives provide connectivity with existing building automation and control systems. ACH580 VFDs are easily integrated with ABB Ability monitoring services – ABB’s unified, cross-industry, digital offering, which provides real-time data about drive status and performance from any location. Monitoring parameters include drives availability, environmental conditions and fault events.
Optional Bluetooth capability provides easy operating access in locations where drives are difficult to reach. Bluetooth also supports the connection to ABB Ability, providing the user with access to remote assistance services through the Drivetune application. The connection to remote assistance can in many cases save a visit from a service technician.