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8CVE remote connection box

ACOPOSmulti65 8CVI inverters are usually connected using a hybrid cable by simply arranging the individual modules in a line structure. The demands placed on using a hybrid cable in this way are many. In addition to its main tasks of supplying energy and handling network communication, other aspects such as connector technology, manageability and bending radius also need to be taken into consideration. The sum of these demands results in a reasonable maximum cable diameter, but it ultimately limits the available maximum current for supplying the ACOPOSmulti65 8CVI inverters in this line structure.

In applications where this maximum current is not sufficient, the necessary power must be provided in another way, made available to a remote location on-site and then redistributed from there. It is for these situations that the 8CVE remote connection box has been developed.

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 ACOPOSmulti65 8CVI inverter line structures.

Classic wiring solutions also haven't been neglected. The connections necessary for the STO signals (Safe Torque Off) are also included on the 8CVE remote connection box and directly affect the ACOPOSmulti65 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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