Motors and Drives
Size a variable-speed drive (VSD) for the application, and ask if a general-purpose drive will do or if more embedded intelligence is needed. Do you need a VSD, variable frequency drive (VFD) or adjustable speed drive (ASD)? (Trick question)
Programming variable frequency drives (VFDs) to fit most industrial applications require only the most basic settings to operate the motor. Understand these 5 VFD parameter changes to optimize VFD programming to fit most motor-drive applications.
A properly maintained variable frequency drive (VFD) can provide decades and cost-effective service. Making VFD inspections and maintenance part of facility oversight can improve outcomes.
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Engineers should understand variable frequency drive technologies, and the key considerations for designing a VFD to control a motor
Proper motor sizing precludes equipment failures, ensures efficiency and reduces maintenance issues.
There’s a lot to know behind the process of replacing a drive.
Your questions answered: Critical power: Motors, variable frequency drives, and variable speed drives
The Feb. 22, 2018, “Critical power: Motors, variable frequency drives (VFDs), and variable speed drives” webcast presenters addressed questions not covered during the live event.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs) have problems with application and operations; learn how to mitigate common issues.
The Sept. 27, 2017, “Electric motor basics” webcast presenter addressed questions not covered during the live event.