Control Techniques Powerdrive F300 High Power Modular AC Drives

Previous 2 / 2 Next

Control Techniques Powerdrive F300 High Power Modular AC Drives Powerdrive F300 AC Drives AC Drives Nidec (Control Techniques)

90 kW – 2.8 MW (125 - 4,200 hp)


200 V / 400 V / 575 V / 690 V 

Powerdrive F300 High Power Modular AC drives are tailor-made for the fan, pump and compressor market from 90 kW to 2.8 MW.

The Powerdrive F300 High Power Modular has a modular design and can control permanent magnet or standard AC induction motors.

  • Features

    Optimum energy efficiency for fan, pump and compressor applications

    • Powerdrive F300 works with permanent magnet or induction motors to enable the most efficient performance and highest energy savings for fan, pump and compressor applications.

    Meets the new energy efficiency legislation and future proof your investment

    • Powerdrive F300 helps IE2 motors comply with the latest European Union Minimum Energy Performance Standard legislation

    • Powerdrive F300 supports both induction and permanent magnet motors, meaning induction motor users can upgrade to permanent magnet without changing the drive

    Efficiency on-board

    • Up to 98 % efficient with very low losses

    • Low Power Standby and Sleep/Wake Mode using programmable real-time clock

    • Advanced Rotor Flux Control (RFC)

    • Lower losses at part load for open loop induction motor control are achieved by dynamically changing the switching frequency

    Harmonics and drive conformance

    • Total Harmonic Distortion can be reduced through:

      • Adding an AC line reactor

      • Using a 12, 18 or 24 pulse input rectifier solution

      • Active Front End configuration 

    Environmental safety and electrical conformance

    • UL listed

    • Electromagnetic immunity complies with EN 61800-3 and EN 61000-6-2

    • Electromagnetic emissions comply with EN 61800-3

      • On-board EMC filter, category C3

      • Optional external EMC filter, category C2 depending on power rating and cable length

    • Compliance with EN 61000-3-12 with external line reactor

     Reliability assured

    • Every Powerdrive F300 power module has been subjected to elevated temperature tests that cycle a wide range of load and thermal conditions

    • Powerdrive F300 drives have conformal coating to further increase resilience to harsh environmental conditions

      • Trip avoidance features take intelligent action instead of interrupting critical processes

      • Active thermal monitoring reduces switching frequency as the drive approaches thermal limits

      • Load shedding reduces speed at current limits

    • Supply loss ride-through keeps the drive running during supply brown outs

    • Protection alarms safeguard the wider system

    • Intelligent variable speed fans maximize fan lifetime by reducing wear and tear. The fans are designed for easy replacement

    • Wide supply voltage tolerance keeps operation smooth when supply is variable

    • Motor pre-heat function

    • Envelope control for refrigeration compressors

    Flexible and easy system design

    • Powerdrive F300 high power modules are designed to fit in standard 600 mm x 400 mm (23.6 x 15.7 in) cubicles

    • 6,12,18 and 24 pulse input and Active Front End configurations are available

    • Integrated cooling fan power supply means no additional power supplies are required

    • Availability of high power modules means fewer modules per system

    • Onboard PLC for custom logic control

    • Common control interface ensures a consistent programming method and feature set across the range.

    • Familiarity reduces the need for training:

      • Identical parameter structure with Smartcard and SD card cloning support

      • Powerdrive F300 Connect software for monitoring, diagnostics and advanced parameter file management

      • Machine Control Studio for application programming in the IEC61131-3 environment

      • SI-option module support for additional I/O and communications (e.g. Ethernet/IP, PROFINET RT,PROFIBUS)

    • Current loop mode analog I/O

    Flexible control capability

    • Two PID controllers with anti-wind-up and user scaling provide flow-specific functionality, enhancing productivity

    • Logic functions including ‘AND’ , ‘OR’, ‘invert’, ‘binary sum’ and ‘timer’ achieved through easy menu set-up

    • Realtime Clock available on the KI-HOA Keypad RTC enables the drive to respond to preset instructions or common demand patterns, helping to save energy

    • Water hammer control with S-ramp deceleration

    • Catch a spinning motor – improved starting sequences for fan and pump control

    • On-board Fire Mode allowing ‘run to failure’ in the event of a fire for smoke extraction

    • Low load condition monitoring and hysteresis for broken belt and dry pump detection

    Make compact, easily maintainable systems

    • Overall system size and footprint is kept to a minimum

    • Manageable small and light modules are maintained and replaced rapidly and easily

    Reduce your spares inventory

    • Modular approach allows customers to reduce their spares holding

    Upgrade Unidrive SP modular systems on fans, pumps and compressors painlessly

    • Compatible physical dimensions, weights and surface mount footprint

    • Parameter porting tools

  • Specifications

    Key data

    • 90 kW – 2.8 MW (125 - 4,200 hp)
    • Supply phases: 3 phase

    Standard features


    • Onboard PLC

    Onboard comms:

    • RS485


    • 1 x Safe Torque Off (STO) terminal

    • SIL3/PLe compliant


    • Hand-Off-Auto control keypad as standard

    Option slots:

    • 3

    Parameter cloning via:

    • PC tools
    • Smartcard
    • SD card



    100 V (100 V - 120 V ± 10%)


    200 V (200 V - 240 V ± 10%)

    400 V (380 V - 480 V ± 10%)

    575 V (500 V - 575 V ± 10%)

    690 V (500 V - 690 V ± 10%)


    Open loop vector or V/Hz induction motor control

    Open loop Rotor Flux Control for induction motors (RFC-A)

    Open loop permanent magnet motor control (RFC-S)

    Closed loop Rotor Flux Control for induction motors (RFC-A)

    Closed loop permanent magnet motor control (RFC-S)

    Active Front End (AFE) power quality convertor










    1108 x 310 x 290 43.62 x 12.21 x 11.4

    9E | 9T

    1069 x 310 x 290 42.1 x 12.21 x 11.4
    10E | 10T 1069 x 310 x 290 42.1 x 12.21 x 11.4

    11E | 11T

    1242 x 310 x 312 48.9 x 12.2 x 12.3


    773 x 310 x 290 30.4 x 12.2 x 11.4


    773 x 310 x 290 30.4 x 12.2 x 11.4


    863 x 310 x 290 34 x 12.2 x 12.3


    6 pulse
    355 x 310 x 290
    6 pulse
    13.9 x 12.2 x 11.4

    11A | 11T

    6 pulse
    415x 310 x 290
    12 pulse
    415x 310 x 290

    6 pulse
    16.3 x 12.2 x 11.4
    12 pulse
    16.3 x 12.2 x 11.4

    All dimensions include mounting brackets

  • Options
    KI-HOA Keypad RTC
    The KI-HOA Keypad RTC provides Hand-Off-Auto control. The display presents up to four lines of real-time text with multi-language translation, enhancing clarity and increasing ease of use. A battery operated realtime clock allows accurate time stamping of diagnostics and aids quick fault resolution.

    Remote HOA Keypad RTCHOA Keypad RTC
    Same functionality as above but remote mountable, allowing flexible mounting on the outside of a panel (meets IP54/NEMA 12)

    Remote keypad
    All the features of the CI-Keypad LCD, but remote mountable. This allows flexible mounting on the outside of a panel and meets IP66 (NEMA 4)
    System Integration Modules - Communications
    PROFIBUS-DP (Decentralized Peripheral) interface module enables follower connectivity. It is possible to use more than one SI-PROFIBUS or a combination of SI-PROFIBUS and other option modules to add additional functionality such as extended I/O, gateway functionality, or additional PLC features
    DeviceNet networking system interface module enables follower connectivity. It is possible to use more than one SI-DeviceNet or a combination of SI-DeviceNet and other option modules to provide additional functionality such as extended I/O, gateway functionality, or additional PLC features
    CANopen interface module supporting various profiles, including several drive profiles

    External Ethernet module that supports PROFINET RT*, EtherNet/IP and Modbus TCP/IP and has an integrated web server that can generate emails. The module can be used to provide high-speed drive access, global connectivity and integration with IT network technologies, such as wireless networking


    PROFINET RT interface module provides fast, high-precision communications for maximum plant productivity. Dual port cable connection ensures rapid and easy installation. PROFINET is an Ethernet-based industrial network protocol adapting Ethernet hardware to the real-time needs of industrial automation
    System Integration Modules - Additional I/O
    Extended I/O interface module to increase the number of I/O points on a drive. Provides additional: 4 x Digital I/O, 3 x Analog inputs (default)/Digital inputs, 1 x Analog output (default)/Digital input, 2 x Relays
    Drive interface units - Back-up
    The optional Smartcard memory device can be used to backup parameter sets and basic PLC programs, as well as copying them from one drive to another
    SD Card Adaptor
    Conversion device that allows an SD card to be inserted into the Smartcard slot, for parameter cloning and application programs
    Drive interface units - Communications 
    KI-485 Adaptor
    This allows the drive to communicate via RS485. This is commonly used for programming if the drive has no keypad
    CT USB Comms Cable
    The USB Comms Cable provides PC connectivity to the drive, enabling drive configuration with the Connect PC Tool. Use of the Connect PC Tool is recommended for setup of LSRPM motors. Drives with Ethernet support PC connectivity via a standard Ethernet cable.
  • Software

    Commissioning and monitoring software

    Unidrive M Connect - Commissioning tool
    Based on Control Techniques’ 25 years' experience, Unidrive M Connect is our latest drive configuration tool for commissioning, optimizing and monitoring drive/system performance

     Automation and motion programming software

    Machine Control Studio - Programming tool
    Control Techniques' Machine Control Studio provides a flexible and intuitive environment for programming Unidrive M’s new automation and motion control features.

Please leave your enquiry here, we will reply as soon as possible.
Company Name  
Product Interested  
Contact No.*  
*only support gif, jpeg, jpg, png, pdf

Switch to Mobile Version
Subscribe Newsletter