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AC Drives


Extruding Applications
ACS 600
Adjustable Speed AC Drives


for advanced speed control
of 3 to 4,000 HP induction motors

Extruding Applications - ACS600 - Adjustable Speed AC Drives for advanced speed control of 3 to 4,000 HP induction motors

ACS 600 Benefits

ABB Commercial Benefits include:

  • World-wide manufacturing sales and support in over 100 countries
  • US operation in New Berlin, Wisconsin
    • State of the art automated manufacturing facility
    • Product development Component failure analysis lab
    • Finished Goods inventory
    • Application engineering
    • 24 / 365 Technical support
    • ISO 9001, ISO 14001 Certified
  • Regional managers provide field sales support
  • Regional application engineers for field application
  • Territory manager organizations (totalling over
  • Extensive network of industrial distributors
    • ABB drive inventory in stock
  • 165 designated service stations (600 employees nationwide)
    • Provide start-up assistance
    • Provide drive warranty service
  • 2-year on site product warranty with registered
    • No cost to you or your customer
  • ABB is the world’s largest manufacturer of AC
  • Technological leader in AC drives development with 8.5% of gross revenues allocated to continuing research and development
  • ABB offers a wide range of automation products including AC and DC motors, microdrives (subfractional HP), DC drives, medium voltage AC drives, PLCs and control products

Benefits of AC vs. DC include:

  • The simplicity, ruggedness and lower cost of AC motors favors AC solutions over DC
  • Improved power factor provided by an AC drive offers many beneƒOts to the end user – Displacement power factor equals 0.96 regardless of speed or load
  • Reduced motor maintenance and repair costs favor AC motors over DC motors
  • Increased system efficiency using AC drives and motors reduces the operating costs of the machine
  • ACS600 drives can provide accuracy and responsiveness exceeding traditional DC drives
  • Using AC motors will reduce the user’s need to perform routine motor maintenance
  • Development efforts in electronics will continue to drive AC products as a more competitive solution

ABB’s ACS600 drives achieve the ultimate in AC motor control performance through the many benefits of applied Direct Torque Control (DTC) technology.

The unique capabilities of the ACS 600 with DTC make it a perfect solution for plastics and rubber extruder applications. Material characteristics often demand high starting torque capabilities while the screw(s) and other mechanical parts of the extrusion machine need to be protected against overloads.

The ACS600 is well suited for a wide range of other extrusion process applications including winders, casting ring fans, feeders, conveyors and other take-away equipment for both film and profile lines.

Starting torques up to 200% of full load rated torque guarantee reliable starting of even the heaviest loads. The automatic start feature outperforms the ƒPying start and ramp start features found in traditional AC drives and, with DTC, there is no restart delay.

Features include:

  • ACS600 AC drives from 3 to 4,000 Hp
  • Input voltages from 200 – 500 VAC ±10%
  • Agency approvals – UL, cUL, CSA, CE
  • AC line reactor built-in (3% Impedance)
  • Parameter copying using plain language keypad
    No Codes
  • Unequaled motor control utilizing ABB’s patented Direct Torque Control (DTC):
    • Excellent speed accuracy without encoder feedback down to 1 rpm
    • Precise torque limit even above base speed for drivetrain protection
    • Proven open loop control in extruder applications
    • Full motor torque down to Zero Speed
  • Accurate analog output proportional to motor torque (True Motor Load)
  • Ease of set-up using Drive Window™ software
    • Windows-based software
    • Parameter configuration and file storage
    • Speed Trending
  • Computer Based Training (CBT) tool for training maintenance and service personnel

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Total Customer Satisfaction

The quality of ABB drives is backed by a company-wide commitment to total customer satisfaction. ABB’s 24-hour customer support line, plus an extensive sales and service network, provide a wealth of drives applications expertise and personalized assistance that will ensure your continued success.


DTC - Direct Torque Control