WEG’s efficient and reliable automation range at SPS IPC Drives

12 October 2016

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WEG will showcase its automation technology at this year’s SPS IPC Drives (in Nuremberg, Germany, on 22–24 November). Highlights at WEG’s booth – Stand 250 in Hall 3 – include new soft starters, medium-voltage variable speed drives (VSDs) and compact circuit breakers that are designed to deliver increased uptime and efficiency to a wide range of industrial and commercial applications.

Johannes Schwenger, Head of Product Management Low and Medium Voltage Drive Systems Europe at WEG, says: “WEG is committed to increasing the reliability and efficiency of electric motor-driven systems (EMDS) and we have developed our automation range to support a larger section of the European market across industrial and commercial applications. Over the last few years we have been investing in our automation offering to better support our customers, and we are proud that WEG has grown into a global provider of drive technology with a full-spectrum automation portfolio.”

WEG’s new SSW900 compact soft starters are high-performance top-end devices with integrated PLCs that provide fully programmable algorithms for regulating induction motors. They feature an integrated bypass contactor for longer service life, optimal space utilisation and lower heat dissipation in the switchgear cabinet.

The new MVW3000 VSDs have been designed to meet a growing demand for medium-voltage devices in Europe. They are built with multilevel technology and cascaded H bridges (CHB) to enable users to achieve medium-voltage levels simply by using standard cost-effective low-voltage components (diodes, IGBTs and plastic film capacitors).

WEG is also expanding its DWB series of compact molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) with three additional case sizes for output currents from 800A to 1600A. The circuit breakers provide flexible, cost-effective and reliable protection for power distribution systems as well as for motors and generators in commercial and industrial applications, particularly in panel building.

For more information on WEG’s energy efficient drives visit or come to Stand 250, Hall 3, at SPS IPC Drives 2016.

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