What is a variable frequency drive?
A common component of motor control, a variable frequency drive is used to control the speed, torque, horsepower and direction of an AC motor. Known as VFD’s for short, variable frequency drives are used in fans, pumps, conveyors, processing machinery and more. VFD’s are solid state devices with no moving parts, making maintenance and installation a breeze. However, VFD’s are known to generate heavy harmonics and quite a bit of heat, but their benefits far outweigh these, as long as they are dealt with properly. The energy-saving, speed controlling characteristics are not only desirable but essential in AC motor applications.
The various types of variable frequency drives.
VFD’s are used anywhere motor control is required and have advantageous qualities that soft starters do not. They have a high power factor and by controlling the speed and torque of a motor, they save on energy while extending the lifespan of your motor. By managing the magnetic field of the motor and the speed and current during start up, they ultimately reduce the stress and wear placed on it. VFD’s are popular devices and are used throughout low and medium voltage applications. So whether you need a pump VFD, an AC drive, an HVAC VFD or a general purpose VFD, there’s a variable frequency drive perfect for your specific job.
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Bay Power is an authorized solutions provider for ABB Drives, including the popular general purpose ACS550 line. We work directly with ABB to get you the right product for your specific needs at the best price.
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In need of a variable frequency drive? You’ll find what you need at Bay Power. We are an authorized ABB Drives distributor, but we also carry VFD’s from leading VFD manufacturers. ABB VFD’s, Allen Bradley VFD’s, Siemens VFD’s, Eaton VFD’s, Square D VFD’s, Cutler Hammer VFD’s - We’ve got them all with a minimum one-year replacement warranty. Take advantage of our expert service and quick shipping to get the variable frequency drive you need, when you need it.
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