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Altivar 1260 Drive

A versatile medium voltage pump, fan, and compressor drive serving multiple segments.

Part of Altivar

The Altivar 1260 is a versatile medium voltage pump, fan, and compressor drive serving multiple segments. Its modular design allows a wide range of ratings and the intuitive architecture makes it easy to operate across the full life cycle.

Altivar 1260 Drive
  • Features

    The air cooled Altivar 1260 is composed of a diode rectifier and a medium-voltage IGBT inverter designed to control both synchronous and induction AC motors in a wide variety of industrial applications.

    Its modular high quality design allows a wide range of power (700 to 6,500 HP @ 4,160V, 3 phase), while the intuitive architecture makes the Altivar 1260 more reliable and easy to use and maintain across its full life-cycle.

    Key features:

    • Modular and scalable architecture
    • Close coupled or separate rectifier transformer
    • Flexibility for multiple options and configurations (multi-motor and sync & transfer applications)
    • Powerful CPU with embedded programmable control
    • Single voltage auxiliary power feed
    • High quality enclosure
    • 24/36-pulse rectifier with MV IGBT inverter
    • Powerful control & motor protective functions
    • Output sine wave filter
    • Intelligent diagnostics and data trending capabilities
    • Easy to navigate local Human-Machine-Interface
    • Web Application for remote monitoring & control
    • High converter efficiency
    • Integrated UPS for control backup
    • Slide out power modules
    • Conservatively rated components
    • Low component count
    • 24/30 month warranty
    • Front only access
    • Variety of communication protocols
    • Conformal boards
    • Film capacitors
    • Tin-platted copper DC bus
    • DC bus discharge circuit
    • Ground detection system
    • Ultra-fast rectifier fuses
    • 3-level NPC topology


    • Grid and motor friendly
    • Lower total cost of ownership
    • Lower energy consumption
    • Easy and fast to maintain
    • Intuitive operator interfaces
    • Lower footprint and reduce HVAC load by moving transformer outside
    • Higher reliability
    • Easy to customize to your application
    • Many 'standard' features
    • Common spare parts across whole HP range
    • Fast support using remote diagnostics capability
    • Longer equipment life
    • Simple high quality design


    Target applications:

    • Pumping
    • Fans
    • Compressors

    Part of a full line of complementary MV equipment all backed by Schneider Electric’s global energy management experience and world-class customer support services.

    Schneider Electric's ability to deliver a customized solution enables the Altivar 1260 to serve many applications across the entire value chain within the Water & Wastewater, Oil & Gas, Mining & Metals and Power Generation industry segments.


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