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8CVE remote connection box

ACOPOSremote 8CVI inverters are usually connected via a hybrid cable by simply arranging the individual modules in a line structure. This type of arrangement places a number of demands on the hybrid cable. In addition to its main tasks of supplying energy and handling network communication, other aspects such as connector technology, manageability and flex radius also need to be taken into consideration. The sum of these demands results in a practical limit to the cable diameter, which in turn limits the maximum current available to supply the ACOPOSremote 8CVI inverters in this line structure.

In applications where this maximum current is insufficient, the necessary power must be provided in another way, made available to a remote location on-site and then redistributed from there. This is where the 8CVE remote connection box comes in.

Robust and flexible

Like the ACOPOmulti65, the 8CVE remote connection box is designed with IP65 protection so it can be mounted directly on the machine. Its robust housing makes it ideal for use in tough environmental conditions. This allows the user to flexibly adapt the device's location to the requirements of the respective application.

Separate cable routing means more free space

Because the power supply, the 24 V supply, the safety technology (STO signals) and the POWERLINK network are wired separately, the 8CVE remote connection box can provide a considerable amount of power directly to the machine (up to 30 kW).

Not only that, but it's also possible to use standard cables to implement alternative solutions such as transferring energy using slip rings. This provides the user with the flexibility to work with conventional connector technology while still being able to use remote servo drive technology.

Extensive connection options

The 8CVE remote connection box comes equipped with four hybrid cable outlets, which allows the power to be divided between up to four ACOPOSremote 8CVI inverter line structures.

Classic wiring solutions have also been taken into consideration. The connections necessary for the STO signals (Safe Torque Off) are also included on the 8CVE remote connection box and directly affect the ACOPOSremote 8CVI inverters connected to the hybrid cable outlets.

In addition, the 8CVE remote connection box is equipped with two local I/O connections – another example of exemplary support for modular machine concepts.

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