Well, we could not wait any longer, and a few customers insisted that they wanted ABB drives with a GE MCC. How could we resist in designing something that did not exist previously?

The design used a GE Evolution Series E9000 with seven section line-up and 24 buckets fed from a 800A main. The drives were all ABB ACS380 designs ranging from 1 to 15HP.

ABB GE MCC
ABB GE Line Up
ABB GE MCC Inside
ABB GE MCC Bucket
ACS380 B&D ABB AVP
ABB GE MCC ACS380

We really like the ACS380 based on lab testing and several in-the-field applications. What ABB is not saying is that the size to performance ratio is amazing. We always felt that the ACS355 was a solid micro-drive, but the ACS380 is much better from a performance perspective. Better control at the low end of the speed range as well as step response. The ACS380 is yet another example of the new ABB drives that have common architecture and tools.

ABB Customer world in Houston is about a week away and we are all looking forward to seeing all of the GE products displayed for the first time at an ABB show.  Note, that my first ABB show was here in Atlanta fifteen years ago.

C. Tolbert

VP Engineering