ABB’s new ACS480 drive for energy efficiency and effortless operation in pumps, fans and compressors

Nuremberg, Germany, November 22, 2016 - The new ACS480 drive complements the existing ACS580 drive series and offers fundamental functionality in a compact package to effortlessly improve processes and operations. The result is energy savings in many common speed controlled applications like pumps, fans and compressors.
ABB is introducing the ACS480 general purpose all-compatible drive to meet the energy-efficiency needs of a variety of light industries, including food & beverage, logistics & warehousing, and water & wastewater. This new drive series is specifically designed to optimize pump, fan and compressor operations in an energy efficient and simple manner. In a compact package, users get the exact functionality they need to effortlessly and intuitively control many standard applications.

All you need – for all your basic needs

The ACS480 general purpose drive has all essential functions built inside and is therefore optimized to manage common variable-torque applications via numerous integrated and pre-programmed features such as PID (proportional integral derivative), pump and fan macros and timers. Inbuilt EMC C2 filter secures compliance with the latest European and international standards allowing the drive to be used in industrial and commercial (building) environments. To protect both people and machinery, the drive comes with key safety functions such as a TÜV-certified safe-torque-off (STO) as standard. In addition, the drive is enabled for connectivity to most common automation networks and has Bluetooth capability for easy configuration of the drive and monitoring of parameters with mobile devices. With its straightforward control panel settings menu, the ACS480 is easy to start up, commission and operate.

Pure essentials for maximum energy efficiency

Energy reduction is the number one focus area for the ACS480 and the built-in energy optimizer gives easy direct access to critical energy efficiency information, helping users monitor and systematically reduce the amount of energy used in their processes for big savings on energy bills. The new drive also supports synchronous reluctance motors for even greater efficiency and savings.

Seamless scalability with other all-compatible drives

In keeping with ABB’s all-compatible philosophy, the ACS480 shares the same user interface, tools and options as other ABB all-compatible drives. This makes drive selection, installation and operation extremely easy. The new ACS480 general purpose drive allows seamless scalability to the ACS580 whenever more power or features may be needed.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

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The new ACS480 general purpose drive series offer energy efficiency with all essentials inside and easy scalability with other all-compatible drives, such as the ACS580.



  • For more information please contact:
  • Harri Mustonen
  • Drives and Controls
    Product Line Manager – General Purpose Drives
    Phone: +358102222171