ACH180 Specialized Microdrive for HVACR Systems

June 14, 2024
ABB's ACH180 microdrives provide UL compliance, energy savings, and essential HVACR features, allowing users to run motors based on process demands.

ABB's next-generation MicroDrive, ACH180, complies with UL standards, including UL61800-5-1 for drives and UL60335-2-40 for HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) equipment.

The ACH180 enables expert control of high-efficiency motors while using a compact design for space savings, lower capital expenditure, and easier commissioning.

The design allows operators to run motors based on the HVACR process demands, rather than running them at full speed and reducing output using mechanical controls like throttles or dampers, which greatly reduce energy consumption and CO₂ emissions.

Packed with HVACR-specific features, it includes industry-standard Hand/Off/Auto controls, fireman's override for smoke control, and four start interlocks for remote troubleshooting, including high static, smoke, freeze stat, and fire stat. It supports the control of various motor types, including permanent magnet-assisted synchronous reluctance motors like IE5 EC Titanium by ABB, permanent magnet motors, and conventional induction motors. Onboard communication protocols include BACnet MS/TP and Modbus RTU and are compatible with a wide range of building automation systems (BAS) or OEM controllers.

The ACH180 is suitable for a wide range of HVACR applications, including air handlers, fan arrays, heat pumps, compressors, and pumps. Its operation up to 104°F (40°C) (up to 140°F [60°C] with derate) provides cabinet air conditioning cost savings and will help reduce energy consumption, aligning with increasing regulations around the energy efficiency of air handling equipment.


  • Power Range: 0.5 to 30 hp (0.37 to 22 kW)
  • Voltage Range: 208 to 480V
  • IP20 (UL open type) class enclosure
  • Safe torque off as standard
  • EMC category C2 (1-phase drives), C3 (3-phase drives), C1 optional (1-phase and 3-phase) with an external filter
  • HVACR-specific features integrated as standard
  • Supports a wide range of communication protocols like BACnet MS/TP, Modbus RTU, N2
  • Icon-based control panel with optional Bluetooth capability
  • ABB's all-compatible drive platform

Price: Contact the company for pricing

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