Ultra-Slim Altivar 32 VFD

Dec. 2, 2010
Schneider Electric's thin drive allows users to mount it side-by-side and integrate it into tight spaces, minimizing wiring and machine costs.

Altivar 32 provides a high degree of performance and connectivity by reducing panel space, improving uptime, and maximizing machine performance. With its ultra-slim, book-style design and the ability to directly attach a self-protected disconnect, the Altivar 32 allows users to mount it side-by-side and integrate it into tight spaces, minimizing wiring and machine costs.


The drive can operate as the heart of a simple control system and perform functions usually managed by a PLC, which allows users to use Boolean and arithmetical operations, timers, counters, comparators, and short automated sequences to customize the drive to specific machine applications and save on installation components.


Designed to operate without the need for encoder feedback, the Altivar 32 drive delivers exceptional speed and torque control for asynchronous or synchronous AC motors. It also features a conformal coating to protect circuit boards from dust, moisture, and other airborne contaminants, which allows it to be used in harsh environments.


To further enhance the user experience, Altivar 32 is embedded with Bluetooth technology which enables monitoring, viewing, and performing machine diagnostics while keeping cabinet doors safely closed. It also includes standard RJ45 connectors for Modbus and CANOpen networks and onboard HMI and navigation wheel for easy adjustments.

  • Narrower product (1.8 in. (45 mm) wide) through 2 hp, 2 in. (60 mm) wide through 5 hp
  • Vertical mounting, side-by-side or sideways for shallow cabinets
  • Over-current protection with GV, devices mount directly on top of the product thru 5 hp
  • Embedded Bluetooth (add 437 suffix to the part number): remote adjustment and parameter setting via PC
  • Configuration with the power off in its original packaging 
  • Integrated programmable logic functions
  • Safety functions: STO (Safe Torque Off), SLS (Safely Limited Speed) with SDI, SS1 (Safe Stop 1)


  • Hoisting machines: pick and place
  • Packaging machines: sealing, boxing, wrapping
  • Material working machines: on-the-fly operations, cut, drill, press, form, emboss
  • Smart material handling: gappers, palletizers
  • Food & Beverage: flow pack, bagging, dispensing