The Next-Gen E800 VFD
Mitsubishi Electric has released its next-gen multi-function inverter series, the FR-E800. This VFD combines improvements in quality, performance, and predictive maintenance all in one powerful inverter. This variable speed drive offers the highest quality inversion technology and self-diagnostics in the industry, while doing so in the smallest inverter on the market. This series allows users to save energy, reduce costs, and save panel space. Mitsubishi's proprietary Maisart Artificial Intelligence powers its built-in monitoring system, which can identify damage caused by hydrogen sulfide or other corrosive gases, and alert users are immediately notified when the production environment is compromised, needs improvement, or when unplanned downtime becomes a risk. This coupled with the life diagnostics function, which analyzes and determines the remaining life of critical components like capacitors, contact relays, cooling fans, and inrush limit resistors.
The uses of this inverter extend across all industries and its compact and intuitive design make it ideal for anyone looking to reduce downtime, energy use, and cost. Mitsubishi's engineers have revolutionized the way VFD's can be used in manufacturing by allowing streamlined production, AI, and real-time connectivity.
"This variable speed drive offers the highest quality inversion technology and self-diagnostics in the industry, while doing so in the smallest inverter on the market."
With built-in PLC functionality, FR-E800 users can employ various operation patterns and customize operation within the unit itself. It also supports a variety of open networks (Ethernet/IP, EtherCAT, ProfiNet, MODBUS TCP/IP, BacNet I/P, and CC-Link IE Field) without the necessity of any option cards due to its onboard protocols, and its cross-functionality allows seamless communication across existing systems. Simple cross-platform capabilities and a dual-overhead rating make this compact inverter extremely powerful, and the auto-tuning capacity allows quick and easy setup and eliminates the need for on-site support.
Ethernet protocols allow seamless inverter-to-inverter links enabling users to create small-scale systems in a wide range of environments that can withstand temperatures from -20°C to 60°C (-5 to 140°F).
Mitsubishi set out to design the future of manufacturing, and the FR-E800 embodies that spirit with its compact size but massive capabilities. By utilizing its proven variable speed control technology and improving upon this platform, Mitsubishi has truly brought VFD into the next generation.