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PowerFlex 525 AC Drives

PowerFlex® 525 AC Drives feature an innovative, modular design to support fast and easy installation and configuration. This next generation of compact drives offers embedded EtherNet/IP™ communications, USB programming, and standard safety features. PowerFlex 525 drives, which offer a power rating of 0.4...22 kW (0.5...30 Hp) with global voltage classes of 100...600V, provide a variety of motor control and flexible mounting options. PowerFlex 525 AC drives operate at temperatures as high as 70 °C (158 °F), and they are ideal for applications such as conveyors, fans, pumps, and mixers.

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Features

  • Power ratings:
    • 100...120V: 0.4…1.1 kW / 0.5…1.5 Hp / 2.5…6 A
    • 200...240V: 0.4…15 kW / 0.5…20 Hp / 2.5…62.1 A
    • 380...480V: 0.4…22 kW / 0.5…30 Hp / 1.4…43 A
    • 525...600V: 0.4…22 kW / 0.5…30 Hp / 0.9…32 A
  • Modular design features an innovative, removable control core that allows simultaneous installation and configuration
  • Offers a wide range of motor control, including volts per hertz, sensorless vector control, and closed loop velocity vector control
  • Embedded EtherNet/IP™ supports seamless integration into the Logix environment and EtherNet/IP networks
  • Supports faster drive configuration using a standard USB interface
  • Dynamic LCD human interface module (HIM) supports multiple languages and features descriptive QuickView™ scrolling text
  • Helps you reduce energy costs with Economizer mode, energy monitoring features
  • IP20 NEMA/UL Type Open, IP30 NEMA/UL Type 1 (with optional kit), DIN rail (frames A,B and C)
  • Supports faster configuration with application-specific parameter groups in the AppView™ tool for applications such as conveyors, mixers, pumps, and fans
  • Lets you save custom configurations in the CustomView™ tool
  • Operates in high ambient temperatures as high as 50 °C (122 °F), or as high as 70 °C (158 °F) with current derating when using a control module fan kit
  • Offers compact footprint relative to its power range and Zero Stacking™ mounting with 50 mm air-flow gap

Embedded Safety Features

  • Safe Torque-Off feature is certified at PLd/SIL2 Cat 3. Removes rotational power to the motor without removing power from the drive for faster start-up after a demand on the safety system.

Additional Information

  • Explore the capabilities of our PowerFlex 525 AC Drives through the Virtual Brochure.
  • The features and benefits shown in the PowerFlex 525 AC drives overview are also available in the following languages:
  • Premier Integration of the Studio 5000™ Logix Designer application and PowerFlex® drives reduces development time by providing profiles, parameters and standardized tags, as well as copy and paste programming to simplify configuring multiple drives.
  • Our industry expertise in Drives Systems Solutions can help you maximize machine availability and minimize project risk.
  • Intelligent Motor Control Solutions can protect your investment, help optimize productivity and improve uptime.
  • The Integrated Architecture system provides the foundation to drive plantwide optimization efficiently and effectively.
  • Our Connected Components solution provides a design toolkit, programming software, and all the right products bundled together to help you more quickly design and develop machines.
  • Our Midrange Architecture System includes a series of small controllers that expands the Integrated Architecture application. This provides you with a single control platform that includes the performance and connectivity you need across your enterprise.

Software

  • Studio 5000 Logix Designer for PowerFlex Drives 
    • Configure your entire Logix system using a single software package
    • Integrated drive profiles reduce system development time
    • Built-in drive diagnostic, fault, alarm, and event information

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Additional software products are available from Rockwell Software.

Documentation

TitleNumberDownload
PowerFlex 525 Brochure520-BR001
PowerFlex Family of Low Voltage AC Drives BrochurePFLEX-BR008
Global Short Circuit Current Ratings Product ProfileSCCR-PP001
PowerFlex Low Voltage Selection GuidePFLEX-SG002
PowerFlex 525 AC Drive Technical Data520-TD001
PowerFlex 520-Series Adjustable Frequency AC Drive Quick Start Guide520-QS001
PowerFlex 525 Adjustable Frequency AC Drive User Manual520-UM001
PowerFlex 525 DeviceNet Adapter User Manual520COM-UM002
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Firmware Updates

You can flash update the firmware for the PowerFlex® 525 AC Drive by using a standard USB cable. Visit the Drives Support section to download PowerFlex 525 AC Drive Firmware.

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