UK based variable frequency drive innovator, Invertek Drives, are unveiling at Hannover Messe a series of Industry 4.0 enabling technologies for drive commissioning, monitoring and communication. 

The new Optitools Mobile drive commissioning and monitoring app is supported with the introduction of the new Optistick Smart communication module which takes full advantage of the latest mobile, cloud-based and contactless technologies. 

Optitools Mobile is an app for Android and IOS handheld devices that delivers the powerful drive commissioning, programming and parameter back up capabilities previously only available in the established Optitools Studio PC version of this software. 

The app allows real time monitoring of the drive together with parameter editing, parameter storage and a choice of cloud-based backups. And this all works seamlessly across the complete family of Optidrive variable frequency drives.

Optistick Smart (pictured below) is the new generation of parameter copying tool, introduced to compliment the benefits of Optitools Mobile and extend flexible communication with any Optidrive variable frequency drive.

Optistick Smart can be used to create a Bluetooth enabled Optidrive VFD simply by plugging the Optistick Smart into the front of the drive. The latest Bluetooth technology on-board the Optistick Smart then enables real time monitoring of the drive straight from your mobile, laptop or Bluetooth enabled PC, with no wires.

Optistick Smart also extends wireless communication through Near Field Communication (NFC) that harnesses the convenience of contactless technology. This allows parameter upload or download to the Optistick Smart device by simply placing it in close proximity to your NFC enabled mobile phone or laptop, eliminating the need for a powered-up drive, saving time on set up and allowing rapid, accurate copying of parameters.

Rhydian Welson, sales and marketing director at Invertek Drives, concludes: “All this adds up to industry leading standards for fast, convenient drive programming and set up combined with cloud-based storage and back up for a truly robust, reliable and scalable solution.”

You can find us on Stand K11 in Hall 14.