Extremely reliable

Robust, reliable and powerful variable speed drive

Save money

Saves money by reducing energy costs and increasing reliability

Very compatible

Designed to work with all asynchronous & permanent magnet motors

Easy maintenance

Modular design approach makes for easy maintenance and expansion

Versatile Motor Control up to 1.4MW

200/240 VAC

3-phase AC drives available from 0.25kW to 37kW

380/480 VAC

0.37kW to 1.1MW 3-phase variable speed drives

500-575 VAC

3-phase VSDs in this power range go from 0.7kW to 75kW

500/690VAC

Drives available from 15kW to 250kW

VLT AutomationDrive FC 302

VLT AutomationDrive FC 302 product information

The VLT Automation Drive FC-302 is a robust, reliable and powerful variable speed drive designed to work with all asynchronous motors and permanent magnet motors. The FC-302 can save you money by reducing energy costs, reducing cost related to spare parts & servicing, and optimising process control on any industrial machine or production line.

  1. > Onboard Smart Logic Control reduces the requirement for programmable logic controllers
  2. > High-precision position and synchronization thanks to availability of Integrated Motion Controller throughout the VLT range
  3. > Award winning operator keypad with user friendly parameter structure for faster commissioning and upgrades
  4. > There’s less need for cooling or oversizing as the ambient temperature is 50°C without derating
  5. > Onboard Safe stop and Safe Torque Off
  6. > Side-by-side mounting

Accessories & Software

Communication moduless

Communication modules

Functional options

Functional options

Motion control options

Motion controls

Safety options

Safety

Power options

Power

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VLT AutomationDrive FC 302 Dimensions

FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)
A1200 X 75 X 205C1681 X 308 X 310E1 2000 X 600 X 494
A2268 X 90 X 205C2770 X 370 X 335E21547 X 585 X 498
A3268 X 130 205C3490 X 308 X 335F12204 X 1400 X 606
A5420 X 242 X 200C4600 X 370 X 335F22204 X 1800 X 606
B1481 X 242 X 261D11209 X 420 X 380F42282 X 2000 X 607
B2651 X 242 X 261D21589 X 420 X 380F42282 X 2400 X 607
B3350 X 165 X 248D31046 X 408 X 375
B4160 X 230 X 242D41327 X 408 X 375

Frame Sizes A...

FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)
A1200 X 75 X 205
A2268 X 90 X 205
A3268 X 130 X 205
A5420 X 242 X 200

Frame Sizes B...

FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)
B1481 X 242 X 261
B2651 X 242 X 261
B3350 X 165 X 248
B4460 X 230 X 242

Frame Sizes C...

FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)
C1681 X 308 X 310
C2770 X 370 X 335
C3490 X 306 X 335
C4600 X 370 X 335

Frame Sizes D...

FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)
D11209 X 420 X 380
D221589 X 420 X 380
D321046 X 408 X 375
D41327 X 408 X 375

Frame Sizes E...

FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)
E12000 X 600 X 494
E21547 X 585 X 498

Frame Sizes F...

FRAME SIZEH x W x D (mm)
F12204 X 1400 X 606
F22204 X 1800 X 606
F32282 X 2000 X 607
A52282 X 2400 X 607

VLT AutomationDrive specifications

FunctionQtyI/O FunctionRating
Analog input 11Speed ref 1± 10V
Analog input 21Speed ref 2± 10V (default), 0-20mA or 4-20mA
Analog input 31Monitor thermistor± 10V, 0-20mA, 4-20mA or Motor thermistor input (default)
Analog output2
  • Speed feedback output
  • Current feedback output
± 10V (default), 0-20mA or 4-20mA
Digital input3
  • Run reverse input
  • Culocal / Remote select
  • Jog forward input
+24V
Digital input / output3
  • At speed output
  • Reset input
  • Run forward input
+24V
Relay2Drive OK indicatorNormally closed
Drive enable1Drive enable+24V
+24V external input1+24V
FunctionQtyI/O FunctionRating
Digital input3
  • Run reverse input
  • Culocal / Remote select
  • Jog forward input
+24V
Digital input / output3
  • At speed output
  • Reset input
  • Run forward input
+24V
Relay2Drive OK indicatorNormally closed
Drive enable1Drive enable+24V
+24V external input1External 24V supply+24V

Function: Analog Input 1

Qty1
I/O Default FuntionSpeed ref 1
Rating± 10V

Function: Analog input 2

Qty1
I/O Default FuntionSpeed ref 2
Rating± 10V (default), 0-20mA or 4-20mA

Function: Analog Input 3

Qty1
I/O Default FuntionMonitor thermistor
Rating± 10V, 0-20mA, 4-20mA or Motor thermistor input (default)

Function: Analog output

Qty2
I/O Default Funtion
  • Speed feedback output
  • Current feedback output
Rating± 10V (default), 0-20mA or 4-20mA

Function: Digital input

Qty3
I/O Default Funtion
  • Run reverse input
  • Culocal / Remote select
  • Jog forward input
Rating+24V

Function: Digital input / output

Qty3
I/O Default Funtion
  • At speed output
  • Reset input
  • Run forward input
Rating+24V

Function: Relay

Qty2
I/O Default FuntionDrive OK indicator
RatingNormally closed

Function: Drive enable

Qty1
I/O Default FuntionDrive enable
Rating+24V

Function: +24V external input

Qty1
I/O Default FuntionExternal 24V supply
Rating+24V

VLT AutomationDrive FC 302 Keypad

AutomationDrive FC 302 Keypad Features

Applications

The VLT AutomationDrive is a single drive concept that can control all operations from standard to servo motors on any machine or production line. You can use the FC 302 for a range of applications from simple to complex

  1. > Mixers
  2. > Fans and pumps
  3. > Conveyors
  4. > Positioning and synchronising
  5. > Cranes
  6. > Centrifuges
  7. > Palletising and packaging machinery

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Download more information about the AutomationDrive FC 302 in PDF format including quick start guides, catalogues and parameter information

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Everything you need at your fingertips

The award winning graphical keypad utilised on the FC-302 ensures drive commissioning is intuitive, fast and straightforward. One of our favourite features is the info button that acts as a virtual manual - ideal when you need a helping hand. That said, the ability to display 5 process values and the quick menu for setting up basic parameters is also useful.

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No motor derating

Thanks to the special switching pattern in the FC-302 there is no need to use a larger derated motor. No extra heating in the motor even at full speed or full load. Aside from the motor cost savings on new installations the FC-302 can provide up to 5% energy saving.

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Maximise space

Sometimes fitting everything into a control panel can seem like a game of Tetris. Thankfully the VLT FC-302 is one of the smallest variable speed drives on the market, is up to 68% smaller than its predecessors and offers “side by side” mounting with 0 mm clearance. Depending on your situation this could mean more drives in the same panel or a small panel for the same number of drives. Boffins at Danfoss have calculated upto 5% of the drive cost can be saved in reducing panel space.

Safety icon

Safety first

Even in the most safety conscious factory accidents still happen. The VLT Automation Drive FC-302 is designed with safety in mind with safe stop functionality suitable for category 3 installations as defined by EN 954-1 and SIL 2/IEC 61508. This unique feature prevents a drive from starting accidently. This is crucial for applications where preventing unintended starts are of vital importance. The FC 302 terminal 37 can be used as “safe coast” for this purpose – the stop function satisfies stop category 0 EN 60204-1.

Upgrading from VLT5000 to the FC 302

Upgrade VLT5000 to FC 302

Upgrading from a VLT5000 series to the VLT AutomationDrive is easy. You can even upgrade large scale installations that are run through Profibus communications pretty simply.

No need to alter parameters

The Drive Conversion Wizard in the MCT software, which is free to download from Danfoss, will automatically convert your VLT5000 or 6000 parameters to the latest generation FC 302 drives at a click of a button. This solves one of the major problems when replacing an old VLT drive.

Mounting made easy

Reduce downtime and mounting costs when exchanging a VLT 5000 with an FC 302. Pre-drilled adaptor plates make it easy to mount a new FC 302 frequency converter in place of a VLT 5000. Not only does this reduce installation costs, it also eliminates the need for additional modifications to the cabinet or panel saving you both time and money.

Using Profibus? No problem

Thanks to the MCA 114, an innovative VLT Profibus Converter Module, replacing a VLT 5000 drive is incredibly straightforward. By emulating the VLT 5000 commands on the PROFIBUS network, PLC commands to the VLT 5000 are automatically translated in the MCA 114 to the FC 302. This eliminates the need to rewrite the PLC program and helps you get back up and running quickly in the event of downtime.

Built-in Smart Logic Controller

FC 302 deconstructed

The Smart Logic Controller is a simple but clever way to keep your drive, motor and application working together. With the controller you can add user specific functionality to your drive and monitor specified events. When an event occurs the controller performs a predefined actions and begins monitoring for the next predefined event. There are 20 steps of events. Logic functions can be selected and run independently from the sequence control. This enables drives to monitor variables or signal defined events in an easy and flexible way independently of the motor control.

How to find your VLT AutomationDrive part number

The part number for your FC 302 inverter drive can be located on a label stuck to the top of the drive. This is the number we will need if you need us to supply a replacement drive, or the number you should use to search for prices online.

VLT automationdrive part number diagram