Category Archives: VFD

3 Common VFD Problems CoolBLUE Inductive Absorbers Can Solve

  Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) offer a host of useful benefits to industrial and commercial organizations, from improving productivity and precision, to reducing energy waste. But they do have some potential problems too. VFDs can create detrimental electrical spikes and … Continue reading

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How to Save Energy with Variable Frequency Drives

According to the Energy Information Administration, industrial motor systems consume around 25% of the electricity used throughout the United States — making motors the largest source of electricity use in the country. Unfortunately, when used on an industrial level, these … Continue reading

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When Should You Be Using a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) Rated Motor?

When it comes to pinpointing precision, minimizing utility costs, and managing electrical energy, variable frequency drives, are one of the most successful strategies available today, through a varied voltage and frequency of energy supplied to that motor. In other words, … Continue reading

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VFDs and Harmonics

The Definition of Harmonics Present in both current and voltage distortion, a harmonic is a byproduct of modern day electronics. Harmonics are caused by non-linear loads from devices such as battery chargers, personal computers, uninterruptible power supplies (USPs), and most … Continue reading

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Using Variable Frequency Drives to Save Energy

As energy prices continue to rise, the need for energy-efficient motor control solutions grows with them. In order to reduce energy-related losses, process engineers are often turning to variable frequency drives as an alternative to throttling devices like valves and … Continue reading

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Understanding Variable Frequency Drives

There are many reasons why a variable frequency drive makes sense to use with three phase electric motors, no matter what the size or power needed. There are many different factors that go into the type of variable frequency drive … Continue reading

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