GA500 Microdrive

April 10, 2020
Yaskawa's microdrive drive is rated up to 40 HP and can be applied to 240 VAC single-phase, 240 VAC three-phase, or 480 VAC three-phase incoming power.

The GA500 Industrial Microdrive meets RoHS2, providing a sustainable and environmentally friendly drive. Its TUV safety rating allows users to meet the most stringent safety ratings for their machine and provides a long mission time for the life of their equipment.


Providing a wide range of flexibility, the drive is rated up to 40 HP and can be applied to 240V AC single-phase, 240V AC three-phase, or 480V AC three-phase incoming power.


For customers that use DC as their power source, the drive is [UL] rated to accept DC as its primary power source. The GA500 can operate a variety of motors, which include induction, permanent magnet (SPM and IPM), and synchronous reluctance (SynRM).


For customers that require network communications with their drives, the GA500 offers a variety of industrial protocols that help be part of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), which include EtherNet/IP, PROFINET, Modbus TCP/IP, and EtherCAT. Traditional Fieldbus protocols like DeviceNet, PROFIBUS, and Modbus RTU (embedded) are also available.


The GA500 can be programmed without main power applied, which means users can set up the drive so it is ready to run before the main power is available. A highly visual LED status ring provides drive status at a glance.


Yaskawa’s mobile app, DriveWizard Mobile, provides the ability to program and/or monitor the GA500 through mobile devices like a smartphone or tablet. DriveWizard Mobile instantly accesses the Yaskawa Drive Cloud, providing a safe location to store drive information with instant access anywhere.