The Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is a commercial and industrial solution that has transformed production. But despite offering a host of cost and time-saving benefits, the VFD also presents a challenge in the form of high-frequency currents.
If you want to optimize your motors, you need to mitigate the dangers of motor bearing currents. With their simplicity, efficiency, and ability to mute the problems of motor harmonics, CoolBLUE inductive absorbers could be just the solution you’ve been searching for. But how do you get CoolBLUE for your company? Our 5 steps will help guide you through the process.
Step 1: Identify a Need
To ensure return on investment (ROI) for any upgrade you make at your company, it’s first essential to identify a (potential) problem. This might be straightforward if you’re using VFDs.
Your VFD systems frequently produce motor bearing currents that lead to lubrication breakdown, frosting, fluting, electrical discharge machining (EDM), and bearing failure. If you want to avoid costly downtime and repairs, you need a solution – and that’s where CoolBLUE comes in.
Step 2: Ensure CoolBLUE is Right for You
CoolBLUE cores act as common mode choke solutions, absorbing the high-frequency noise of your VFD and improving equipment longevity and reliability. These unique absorbers ensure consistent results because they never need replacing. They don’t wear down or lose potency, which means that they continue to maximize output indefinitely.
CoolBLUE inductive absorbers are ideal for your company if you’re looking to:
- Save money: Given that you don’t have to pay for ongoing maintenance, repairs, and motor bearing replacement, you can spend your budget on your business. CoolBLUE cores last a lifetime, so a single investment protects your company forever.
- Save time: CoolBLUE installation takes minutes and helps to eliminate the downtime caused by damage to the motor bearings in your VFD. Because your motors spend more time up and running, you spend more time making money.
- Improve productivity: CoolBLUE inductive absorbers suppress asymmetrical electromagnetic interference (EMI) currents and reduce significant voltage peaks in your motor terminals. This means that you can enjoy on-going efficiency and productivity from your industrial investments.
Step 3: Find a CoolBLUE-Certified Regional Partner
Although CoolBLUE absorbers are a one-time purchase solution, you will need to work with a certified regional partner or their local distributor to source the cores that you need. This partner and local distributors will be able to introduce you to the range of core sizes that are available, and even provide you with an insight into their installation.
Sloan Electric is the only Certified Regional Partner CoolBLUE provider in the states of California and Nevada and has established distributors. Don’t accept any substitutes, imitations, or alternatives – we can guide you through this unique solution and help you protect your motors for life.
Step 4: Schedule Time for Installation
Contact Sloan Electric for the local CoolBLUE Distributor and then you’ll be able to schedule a time for installing your CoolBLUE inductive absorbers.
Installation takes a matter of minutes, which means that you can boost the efficiency in your business almost immediately. Your entire company can be up and running again quickly, so there’s no need to schedule an entire day of downtime.
To install CoolBLUE cores properly, organize the power phases through the center of the core that has been selected to best suit your motor, without including the grounding or shielding wires. It’s that simple.
Step 5: Enjoy the Benefits of CoolBLUE
After installation, there’s no on-going maintenance to worry about. All you need to do is get back to work and enjoy the many benefits of your new CoolBLUE inductive absorbers.
Contact Sloan Electric today to speak to our fully-licensed team about introducing CoolBLUE at your company.