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Fieldbus communications

Fieldbus adapter modules enable communication between drives, systems, devices and software. Our drives are compatible with a wide range of fieldbus protocols. The plug-in fieldbus adapter module can easily be mounted inside the drive.

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DriveSize helps to select an optimal motor, drive and transformer. DriveSize can also be used to compute network harmonics and to create dimensioning documents. It contains current versions of our motor and drive catalog.

Two versions are available, one for online users, and the other can be installed on a PC.

EnergySave calculator

EnergySave calculator

Calculate how much energy and money you could save by using ABB drives while also deriving other benefits such as soft starting and stopping, an improved power factor, and connection into process automation. EnergySave is a is user-friendly and interactive energy saving calculator for comparing AC drive control against traditional flow control methods in different applications such as pumps, fans and compressors. Over the years the formulas behind the tools have been developed and enhanced along with the pump and fan manufacturers in order to provide accuracy.

EnergySave has two modes: Basic and Advanced. The Basic mode let’s you quickly see potential savings, and does not require a lot of technical information from you. The Advanced mode gives you the opportunity to include your technical details for a more specific calculation.

EnergySave is currently available in English, German, Finnish, Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese, French and Chinese.

FSDT-01 Functional safety design tool – FSDT-01

Functional safety design tool (FSDT-01) is used for machinery safety. It helps to increase the safety of users in the vicinity of machines. It is a Windows application, which is a support tool for performing functional safety modeling, design, calculations and verification for machine functional safety.

The tool supports both standards: ISO 13849-1 and IEC 62061. The tool is aimed to simplify the process of safety function design and verification and to generate documentation to support compliance to the requirements of the mentioned standards and the European Machine Directive for safety.

For ordering the FSDT-01 please contact your local ABB.

This tool can be used for 30 days without licence.