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Competitive Analysis Toshiba MTX NEMA 3R MV Drive

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Overview
MTX Overview
MTX Drive Layout MTX Standard Specification MTX Disadvantages
Conclusion

MTX Overview
Introduced to the North American market in 2007 as a repackaged T300MVi design The Toshiba MTX is the first VFD designed for outdoor mounting (in above freezing environments only) Desert and Jungle and everything in between is what Toshiba mentions It features a 3R rain tight enclosure which is convection & forced cooled Toshiba only offers 3 different power ratings @ 4160V Provides 36-pulse harmonic cancellation (std. T300MV has 24pulse) Product currently only sold in North America

MTX Standard Specifications


Volts Amps HP Model Number
Standard Specifications

4160 62A 500 MTXA44050S 4160 124A 1000 MTXA44100S 4160 186A 1500 MTXA44150S
Dimensions and Weight Horsepower H x W x D (in) Weight (lb) 107 x 168 x 63 15000lb (same size for all 3 ratings) Output Frequency (Hz) 0 to120 Hz Control Circuit Internally Supplied 120 V and 230 V

MTX Standard Specifications


Enclosure Type 3R (Sever Outdoor Duty) Panel Construction Free Standing, Front-Maintenance Type, Top or Bottom Access for Motor and Power Cables Ambient Temperature 0 to 50C Humidity Maximum 95% (No Condensation) Altitude 1000 m Above Sea Level or Less The MTX is two enclosure types married together. The transformer section is convection cooled. There are no moving parts, and heat is eliminated through passive vents at the top of the drive. The inverter section is forced cooled Typical Applications Fan, Blower, Pump, Compressor, Extruder, Options for Submersible Puming Applications Standards Electrical Performance: NEC, ANSI Components and Others NEC, NEMA, UL, CUL
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MTX Drive Layout


Integral Disconnect Switch, Integral 36-Pulse Isolation Transformer, internal supplied 120V and 230V, 4X20 LCD OI with Run/Stop, Remote/Local LEDs

MTX Standard Specifications


Tolerance Voltage: 10%, Frequency 5% Control Specifications Input Control Method Multi-level Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) Output Control Frequency Precision 0.5% of Maximum Output Frequency: Analog Input, 0.01% Digital Input V/F Control V/Hz, Sensorless Vector Control, Variable Torque, Closed Loop Vector Control, Constant Torque (Option) Acceleration/Deceleration 0.1 to 6000 sec Main Control Functions Soft Stall (Automatic Load Reduction Control During Overload) Restart into a rotating motor. Data Transmission Ethernet; Optional Profibus, Modbus RTU, Modbus, TCP/IP, TOSLINE-S20, and DeviceNet Available Overload Ratio 115% FLA for 60 sec
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MTX Standard Specifications


Interface Liquid Crystal Display/ Electronic Operator Interface (LCD EOI ) 4 x 20 Graphical Backlit LCD Display vs. R-A 16 X 40 Flash Upgradeable Software and Ethernet PC Interface LED Indications Run (Red) / Stop (Green), Remote / Local, Indication of Inverter Status Keys Local / Remote, Monitor/Program, Run, Enter, ESC, Stop / Reset, Up, Down Push Button Illuminated Interlock and Fault Reset Push Buttons Analog Outputs Eight Selectable Voltage or Current Output Signals with Programmable Functions Analog Inputs Two Selectable Voltage or Current Input Signals Digital Inputs Eight Digital Inputs with Programmable Functions

MTX Standard Specifications


Power modules are designed with the heat sinks out-the-back to send waste heat to the atmosphere. The interior of the inverter section is cooled using plate-type heat exchanger(s) so it remains cool and clean without introducing outside air. The new topology is a logical progression of the proven T300MVi design in a UL Raintight enclosure. Toshiba claims you will achieve a lower cost of ownership with the MTX because heat removal from a building-based drive is eliminated.

MTX disadvantages MTX only suitable in outdoor environments where temperature does not dip below 0C (night or day) Humidity tolerance is the same as T300MV drive 95% noncondensing therefore installation and repairs restricted to weather permitting days Same draw-out power module assembly as T300MVi requires lifting cart making service time longer and awkward in the field. Even with integral dv/dt filter cable distance still limited to approx. 330m. Limiting installation distance from motor.
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Conclusion MTX primary target market seems to be customers in lower US states (and other warmer environments @ less then 1000m altitude) MTX drive is a lower cost solution when compared to R-A drive and control house solution but the sacrifice is limited serviceability with the MTX drive in less then perfect weather conditions MTX uses same internal design as the T300MVi therefore reliability of IGBT devices and cascading failures due to IGBT ruptures may pose difficult service conditions when drive is outdoors
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