6 of Our Best Blog Posts on Variable Frequency Drives

Variable Frequency Drive

Companies around the world and across industries are turning to variable frequency drives (VFDs) as a solution for reducing utility costs, improving precision, and enhancing energy savings. Today, we’re celebrating the power and convenience of VFDs by looking back at some of our favorite blog posts on these systems. Read on to discover our top 6 features from the past few years.

1. Understanding Variable Frequency Drives

To get the most out of variable frequency drives, you need to understand exactly how they work. In this post, we discuss their parts in detail and examine the different types of VFDs now available on the market. We also consider the primary benefits of these systems to help you decide whether your company should invest in one.

2. Using Variable Frequency Drives to Save Energy

Energy efficiency is crucial for helping businesses reduce their outgoing expenses, while ensuring their operating performance remains high. Saving energy is also important when it comes to restricting CO2 emissions, especially as VFDs can ensure a 53% reduction in emissions. In this post, we explain how VFDs allow you to limit your power usage to what you need, so that you can begin to reduce the waste at your company.

3. VFDs and Harmonics

Harmonics are a common concern for many industries. Caused by nonlinear loads in a range of devices, including VFDs, harmonics can lead to dangerous issues like lockups and overheated transformers. In this post, we discuss everything you need to know about harmonic concerns, as well as the steps you can take to reduce harmonics in your VFD. From evaluating your system to considering isolation transformers and passive filters, we help you choose the solution that’s right for you and your company.

4. When Should You Be Using a VFD?

VFD technology can minimize expense, enhance accuracy, and reduce the risk of motor damage across many industries, but there are certain areas where VFDs really excel. In this post, we introduce you to the advantages of VFDs and how you can get the most out of them. We help you determine whether you should be using a VFD at your company by outlining the key industries where these systems have the most potential for energy saving, durability, and precision.

5. How to Save Energy with VFDs

The Energy Information Administration states that industrial motors account for about 25% of the electrical consumption in the United States. That means motors are a significant source of energy use, frequently exhausting valuable resources and eating into company budgets. In this post, we look at how VFDs can help you cut down the cost of your motors by ensuring that you only consume the power you need. We also explore other energy-saving solutions, including indirect energy saving and regenerative converting systems.

6. 3 Common VFD Problems CoolBLUE Can Solve

VFDs are known for creating asymmetrical currents and spikes that may impact the insulation life of the motor and damage bearings in the long-term. Fortunately, these currents can be “choked.” CoolBLUE inductive absorbers can mitigate any problem related to damaging currents. In this post, we look at the ways CoolBLUE technology can protect motors against motor bearing damage, system overheating, and high-frequency noise for a longer and more cost-effective lifespan.

Find Your Favorite VFD Post

Have we covered your favorite variable frequency drive blog post in this list? We have many more posts on VFDs, as well as ways to improve performance, efficiency, and productivity at your company. Browse through our blog today for the latest in motor guidance and advice.


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