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Altivar 12 Variable Frequency Drives VFD

Big function in a small footprint

Part of Altivar

The Altivar 12 ATV12 Variable Frequency Drive VFD combines flexibility, reliability, and the most advanced sensorless flux vector technology into very small space. This drive features an integrated communications port, user-friendly navigation wheel on the faceplate, and an optional multi-loader that streamlines set-up by making programming quick and easy. All of this comes with the versatility to handle applications from simple to complex, across industries, and harsh environments.

Altivar 12 Variable Frequency Drives VFD
  • Features

    With highly advanced technology  Altivar 12 Drive is ideal for small machine applications, including conveyors, packaging, commercial kitchen equipment, door controls, fitness & healthcare equipment, HVAC and pumping.

    Designed for integration

    • Advanced functions for increased productivity (integrated PID, multi-speed, etc.)
    • Easy communication with machine components via integrated universal Modbus serial link
    • Smaller footprint, as the baseplate mounted version dissipates heat into the machine frame

    Highest quality
    Improved performance for your motors thanks to:

    • The factory settings, which provide a high quality drive from the very first time the power is turned on
    • The integration of Standard (U/f), Performance (sensorless flux vector control, or SVC) and Pump/Fan (quadratic profile Kn²) control profiles
    • High dynamic performance on acceleration and braking
    • Excellent speed regulation on machine load surges
    • Reduced noise and maintenance

    Designed for easy fitting and wiring:

    • Easy access angles
    • Numerous, easy to identify markings
    • Fast detection and protection against motor current peaks (common in motor switching and catch on the fly applications)
    • Perfect integration of single-phase 240 V model into the electrical network thanks to its built-in EMC filter

    Save time on wiring

    • Easy access to all the wiring and settings on the front panel
    • Easy access angles
    • Only one screwdriver needed for all connections

    Save time on programming

    • A navigation button for easy menu access: configure your application parameters in just a few clicks
    • A three-level menu structure
    • Reference Mode: In local operation (On/Off buttons) and for speed adjustment and display
    • Monitoring Mode: For displaying parameters (create your own menu)
    • Configuration Mode: For configuring your applications and settings

    Save time on commissioning

    • The drive can be configured before it is received (by the distributor), during storage (by the storekeeper) or during fitting before the electrical enclosure is powered up for the first time
    • No adjustment is required and there is a quick start guide for immediate setup
    • Ease of programming: Work in the language of your choice
    • SoMove software for configuring on PC and transferring the configuration via Bluetooth® or using a cable
    • Simple configuration transfer via Simple or Multi-Loader

    Available Ratings for 208/230v 3-phase motors

    • 0.25 - 1 HP @ 110 VAC, single phase input
    • 0.25 - 3 HP @ 208/230 VAC, single phase input
    • 0.25 - 5 HP @ 208/230 VAC, three phase input 

    How to Videos

    Configuring the ATV12 for Local Mode Operation


    Control Features

    • 4 logic inputs, 1 analog input, 1 status relay, 1 digital output, 1 analog output
    • Modbus Communications for control and monitoring
    • Simple to use manual controls for testing or local operation


    • Extensive range of drive and motor protection parameters including thermal overload, overspeed, under/over voltage, phase loss, over-braking, process underload and more
    • Meets worldwide standards, including UL, CE marking.

    Saves on installation time and cost

    • The small footprint supports side by side mounting and easy installation.
    • Able to be programmed while still in the shipping box using optional Multiloader accessory.
    • SoMove Software for configuration and diagnostics

    Flexible design

    • Functional as a substitute for reversing two-speed motors and as a replacement for DC speed control applications.
    • 40°C operation (60°C with de-rating)

    Superior Motor Control

    • Sensorless Vector Control and innovative braking control provides industry leading starting and stopping torque.
    • Switching frequency adjustable from 2 to 16 kHz Audible noise reduction


    • Commercial equipment
      Handling (access barriers, rotating advertising billboards)
      Health (medical beds, treadmills)
      Food and beverage (commercial ovens, mills, kneading machines, mixers, etc.)
    • Small machines for industry
      Material handling (small conveyors, etc.)
      Packaging (small labeling machines, small bagging machines)
      Pumping applications (suction pumps, centrifugal pumps, circulating pumps, etc.)
      Machines fitted with fans (air or smoke extraction, plastic film making machines, ovens, boilers, etc.)
    • Other applications
      Mobile machines and small devices equipped with a power socket
      Applications which traditionally use other solutions (2-speed DC motors, mechanical drives, etc.)
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