New Inverter for the Smart Factory

Mitsubishi Electric’s FR-E800 model provides safety, connectivity, flexibility and preventive and predictive maintenance, the ingredients that create a smart and 4.0 factory. This drive supports multiple Ethernet-based networks, and safety features include Safe Torque Off (STO), Safe Stop 1 (SS1), Safe Limit Speed (SLS), Safe Brake Control (SBC) and Safe Speed Monitor (SSM).

Mitsubishi Electric presents the FR-E800 inverter, an ideal solution for Smart Factory. Connectivity, flexibility, safety, preventive and predictive maintenance: all this allows not only an energy saving, but also a significant reduction in production costs.
Compact inverter series with multiple Ethernet-based networks, including CC-Link IE TSN, without the need for optional cards, but simply through a parameterization that determines the choice between protocols. Industries including machine building and automotive, as well as food & beverage, life sciences and water treatment will benefit from the control capabilities.

Predictive maintenance functions help reduce downtime

The FR-E800 series offers increased flexibility by incorporating multiple communications without the need for option cards. Network flexibility is also increased with two Ethernet ports which support line, ring, and star topologies. Enhancing predictive maintenance, the inverter features the industry’s first corrosive gas environment detection circuit. In conjunction with Mitsubishi Electric’s drives AI diagnostic technology, this helps to reduce overall downtime by allowing early identification and resolution of fault causes without the need for specialist skills.
With scalable power for application diversity, the FR-E800 series has output from 0.1 to 7.5 kW, supporting 200 V single/three phase, 400 and 575 V three-phase.

Advanced safety functions and vector control

To maintain safety and productivity, the inverter achieves SIL2 Pld and 3 PLe. Safety functionality is featured as standard without the need for an encoder and includes Safe Torque Off (STO), Safe Stop 1 (SS1), Safe Brake Control (SBC) and Safe Speed Monitor (SSM). Enhanced, customised control is provided by the built-in PLC functionality which is configured via the FR-Configurator2 software. Multiple inverters can be controlled by a single master, removing the cost of an external PLC. The FR E800’s autotune can be used for Surface Permanent Magnet (SPM), Interior Permanent Magnet (IPM) and in future, synchronous reluctance motors and offering maximum flexibility by reducing spares stock holding. Control modes including closed loop vector control (with encoder), real sensorless vector control (without encoder) and positioning without sensors are supported.