A single ‘Master’ drive acts to control and monitor system operation. Control connections are made to this drive only, saving installation time and reducing costs.
Additional drives connected on the system require a single RJ45 connection and basic commissioning, leading to time savings and simplified installation.
The system can operate with up to five pumps in any configuration, e.g. Duty / Assist / Standby. Duty pumps are automatically rotated, ensuring maximum service life and system efficiency.
The required pressure and flow levels are maintained regardless of how many pumps are required. When demand increases, additional pumps are automatically brought on stream to assist and are switched off again when not required.
In the event of a fault, or if a pump needs to be isolated for maintenance, the system will automatically continue to operate with the remaining available pumps. The mains power can even be completely isolated from the Master drive without affecting operation of the Slave drives.
Avoid Pump Downtime
Optidrive Eco can detect pump blockages and trigger a programmed cleaning cycle to automatically clear them, preventing downtime.
Dry Run Protection
Optidrive Eco can evaluate a pump’s speed/power and shut it off or warn when the pump starts to run dry, protecting it from heat/friction damage.
Motor Preheat Function
Optidrive Eco features a motor preheat function to help ensure moisture is not permitted to collect on the motor in periods of inactivity and prior to motor start up. In addition, the motor preheat function can be used to keep condensation from developing on the motor as the motor cools down immediately following a stop. The feature is fully configurable, meaning the pump can be always available the instant it is required.
Pump Stir Cycle
Triggered by a settable period of inactivity, a configurable cleaning cycle can be run to clear sediment, ensuring the pump is ready to run when needed.
Drive Controlled Bypass
Optidrive Eco can operate as a bypass controller when installed as part of a bypass circuit. Activation of Bypass mode can be determined intelligently by the Optidrive Eco drive based on a command from the building management system. Additionally the drive can be set to automatically select bypass mode when entering into a trip condition ensuring minimal disruption to service.