Schneider ATV61: Simple energy saving for fan and pump drives


Significant energy savings can be achieved by installing variable speed drives to the fans and pumps used in building services.  The Schneider Electric’s (Telemechanique) Altivar (ATV) 61 has been designed to manage and monitor your building’s HVAC and pumping functions.


The Altivar 61 drive reduces energy costs by adjusting motor speed to the required flow of fluids. It will also lower installation costs by eliminating throttling values, dampers or inlet guide vanes typically used to control the flow of fluids.


Simple installation

Its evolutionary design reduces installation, start-up and maintenance time while providing a user-friendly interface, exceptional connectivity and reliable operation in a wide range of applications. The Altivar 61 drive is a frequency inverter for 0.75 kW to 2400 kW three-phase synchronous and asynchronous motors.


Simple operation

An intuitive and customizable graphic keypad makes setup and configuration of the Altivar 61 drive extremely quick and easy. The large screen, customizable display and easy-to-use navigation wheel simplify programming, as do plain text menus available in six different languages (English, Spanish, French, Chinese, German and Italian).  The “Simply Start” menus and function keys simplify initial setup and the portable keypad allows you to quickly transfer programs from one drive to another for even greater time and cost savings.

Simple connectivity

The Altivar 61 drive provides connectivity to the major building automation networks including Lonworks, BACnet, Metasys N2 and Apogee P1, as well as other industrial networks. It can be internally fitted with internal option cards to expand this connectivity to manage multiple pump installations or fitted with a controller option board to allow custom programming using the IEC 1131.

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