` Welcome To Automation Systems
Book Free Demox


The Altivar 212 is a variable speed drive for 3-phase asynchronous motors from 0.75 kW to 75 kW. It is specifically intended for the most commonly encountered fluid management applications in tertiary sector buildings (HVAC): heating, ventilation, air conditioning and pumping. Due to its eco-energy based design, energy savings of up to 70% can be achieved compared to a traditional control system.

Characteristics :

Altivar 212 covers motor powers between 0.75 kW and 75 kW on the following supplies:

  • 200…240V 3-phase, from 0.75 kW to 30 kW, IP 21
  • 380…480V 3-phase, from 0.75 kW to 75 kW, IP 21
  • 380…480V 3-phase, from 0.75 kW to 75 kW, UL Type 12/IP 55 Speed range: 1:50
  • Transient overtorque: 110% - 60 s.
  • Integrated EMC filters, categories C1 to C3 depending on model
  • Communication bus most commonly used on the market integrated: Modbus, METASYS N2®, APOGEE FLN P1® and BACnet®. Optional: LonWorks
  • Complies to international standards and certifications: UL, CSA, C-Tick and NOM
  • Antiharmonic technology enables a THDI < 30% to be achieved
  • Benefits
    Centred on Centralised Technical Management

  • Instant viewing of the energy consumption.
  • Detection of failures for quick intervention: belt breakage, pump running dry, phase failure, supply fault, etc.
  • Preventative maintenance for reducing costs and optimising the equipment: fault alert, operating time, etc.
  • Connection to building supervision network using embedded protocols.
  • Centred on user-friendliness

  • Tools for installing, parametering and viewing the installation (remote graphic terminal in 6 languages, Multi-Loader, Bluetooth and SoMove Mobile).
  • Compact size.
  • Simple maintenance.
  • Centred on protection

  • Continuity of service assured.
  • Dedicated “Building” series functions (fire mode, register monitoring, mechanical protection function, etc.
  • APPLICATIONS Ventilation :

    • Less noise pollution (airdraulic noise, motor noise, etc.).
    • Detection of transmission component breakage.
    • Smoke extraction: forced start with fault inhibition.
    • Automatic restart.
    • Allows register management.

    Heating and Air conditioning :

    • Optimise control in fluid processing.
    • Use of PID controller (temperature, flow rate, pressure, etc.).
    • Adjustable flow rates for better energy management.
    • Suppression of mechanical resonance.

    Pumping :

    • Detection of underload/overload, pump running dry.
    • Multi-motor configuration.
    • Limitation of operating time at low speed.
    • Sleep/Wake function.
    • Pressure surge suppression for prolonging the life of the installation.