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WEG CFW500 High-Performance AC Drives

October 20, 2021 – AutomationDirect has added a new high-performance AC drive series that supports four different control modes, including closed-loop flux vector and torque control.

The WEG CFW500 AC drives are available in a range of voltage and horsepower ratings and can control 230VAC 3-phase motors from 1/4 to 30 hp when powered with 230VAC 3-phase and 1/4 to 3 hp when powered with 230VAC single-phase.

The 460VAC models support motor sizes from 1/3 to 60 hp. These drives include ample built-in I/O that is expandable with option modules; they support Modbus RTU and Ethernet communications modules that allow the drive to be controlled and monitored via Modbus TCP or EtherNet/IP.

The CFW500 series has a built-in PLC and uses free software for drive configuration and programming. Also, IP66-rated CFW500 drives are offered with many standard features of the CFW500 series but in an IP66/NEMA 4X enclosure rated for washdown environments and indoor or outdoor installations. The IP66-rated models are available in ratings up to 20 hp.

The new CFW500 high-performance AC drives start at $205.00 and have a 1-year warranty.

About AutomationDirect:

In business since 1994, AutomationDirect is a distributor offering thousands of industrial automation products for electrical control systems, including PLCs, operator interfaces, AC drives, motors, stepper systems, sensors, motor controls, enclosures and more. Their prices are typically well below the list price of more traditional automation companies because of their business model and focus on efficiency, and the majority of their products are stocked for fast shipping. Plus, get free two-day delivery on orders over $49; some limitations apply. For more information, contact them at 800-633-0405 or visit

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