Variable Frequency Drives

VFDs can help lower your operation costs by reducing the amount of energy your process motors use. Typical motors have two settings: on or off, meaning they either use 0% or 100% of the maximum energy they need to operate.

VFDs save energy by allowing the fan or pump motor to work at a lower speed during periods of lower demand. 

The benefits of installing VFDs include:

  • Profitability — Reducing the amount of energy required to operate core systems in your facilities can lead to long-term, reduced energy costs.
  • Reduced Maintenance — VFDs limit the amount of electrical currents that cause stress to motor components, including starters, cables, contacts and connectors. By limiting this wear and tear, you’ll lower the incidence of pitting, corrosion and insulation breakdown in your motors.
  • Extended Equipment Life — Reducing the amount of stress your motors experience from electrical currents not only reduces maintenance time and costs, it also extends the life of your motors.
  • Sustainability — Reducing energy usage can help your business meet sustainability goals.