Schneider Electric’s ATV32 is a new addition to its Altivar range of variable speed drives (VSDs).

The company has also launched a new range of softstarters, the ATS22.

A key feature of the the ATV32 is the slimline book style of models up to 4kW. Models up to 1.5kW have a frame width of 45mm. Side-by-side mounting can mean a 40 per cent reduction in enclosure size or enable more drives in the same space.

The compact package offers 150 application-specific functions, simple programmable control system functions and embedded machine safety features. Management benefits include Bluetooth mobile phone connectivity through Schneider’s SoMove software suite, enabling remote configuration and control. The ATV32 also has embedded CANopen and Modbus and has the ability to communicate with most industrial networks for complex and automated applications.