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August 9, 2009

MCD-500 features and benefits

Filed under: GET MCD-500 series — Ralf @ 5:19 AM


DanfossVLT Softstarter MCD-500


Danfoss VLT Softstarter MCD-500 is a true total motor starting solution indeed.

Built in current transformers measure the actual motor current and provide accurate feedback for perfectly controlled motor ramp profiles.

AAC, the Adaptive Acceleration Control, automatically employs the best starting and stopping profile for the specific application.

AAC, the Adaptive Acceleration Control means that for each start and for each stop the Softstarter compares and adapts automatically the process to the chosen profile best suited to the particular application.

The DANFOSS VLT Softstarter MCD-500 has a four line graphical display and a logic keypad making programming as easy as a walk in the park.

Advanced setup is possible displaying operational status.

Three menu systems: Quick Menu, Application Setup and Main Menu provide optimum programming approach.

The perfect solution also for more severe applications such as pumps, conveyors, fans, mixers, compressors, centrifuges, mills, saws but also so many more!

The power range is from 21A to 1.6KA (7.5 to 800KW) or even up to 1.2MW with an inside Delta Connection. Versions are available for 200 to 690VAC.

Here a highlight summary of MCD-500 features and its benefits.  

Aside from the very well known and appreciated user friendliness we enjoy:

AAC, Adaptive Acceleration Control adapts automatically to the chosen starting and stopping profile.

Adjustable busbars allow for both bottom and top entry (360A to 1.6KA or 100 to 800KW) which is space saving, translates into less cable cost and allows for easy retrofitting.

Inside Delta (6 wire connection) means that a smaller Softstarter model can be selected for some applications.

Log menus with 99 events and trip log provide ready diagnostic information on events, trips and performance to ease the analysis of the application.

Auto Reset for less down-time.

Jog (slow speed operation) option is available to enhance the application flexibility.

Second order thermal model allows motors to be used to their full potential without any damage from overloading.

Internal Bypass Contactors (21 to 215A or 7.5 to 110KW) save space and wiring to external bypass solutions, means very little heat dissipation when running, eliminates costly fans, wiring and/or additional bypass contactors.

Auto start/stop clock is available to increase the application flexibility even further.

Ultra compact size – MCD-500 is among the smallest in their class to save space in cabinets and other application setups.


Four line graphical display for optimum programming approach and setup for viewing operational status.

Multiple programming setup (Standard Menu, Extended Menu and Quick Setup Menu) simplifies the programming but still holding to maximum flexibility.

Multiple languages are available in the display menus to serve the whole world.

Remote operation of MCD-500 is facilitated by the dedicated remote operator kit. The operator unit is rated IP54 (or Nema 12) and is mounted on the cabinet front and allows therefore remote control, status indication and motor monitoring of an individual VLT Softstarter using RS-485 serial communication.

Find much more information in our MCD-500 folder

and visit also our complete GET Sky Drive Section

We certainly do hope that you enjoyed again the read and that you stay with us for more upcoming technical reading pleasure.

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Ralf Wabersich

Gingoog Electric Trading (G.E.T.)


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