Make sure your VSD has the right torque for the duty

Torque is the measure of the turning force of an object about an axis.  When applying  a variable speed drive to a motor application it is critical to consider the torque requirement of the load.   Variable speed drives manufacturers generally assign their drives into one of three categories according to their torque and power […]

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Simplified guide to energy saving with variable frequency drives

An introduction on how the installation of variable frequency drives saves significant sums of money when applied to fan and pump motors, and how you can convince your manager.  Let’s start with an analogy:   Imagine running a car at full throttle and controlling the speed by using the brakes.  In addition to the noise, […]

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Schneider Electric Altivar ATV12 replaces ATV11

  The ultra compact ATV 12 drive for simple machines is the smallest inverter in the Schneider Electric (Telemechanique) variable speed drive range and replaces the ATV 11.  User friendly features include:   -Quick start option requiring no adjustment from factory default settings -Intuitive programming navigation -Compact construction -Category 1 EMC filter -Local control on […]

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