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How Your Business Can Benefit from Using an AC Drive

June 12, 2019

How Your Business Can Benefit from Using an AC Drive

Most businesses are increasingly considering installing an AC drive in their premises. The AC drive has applications related to fans, pumps, compressors, and much more. The growth of interest in AC drives is also fueled by an increase in the integration of automation in manufacturing plants.

The most recent generation of this drive, which is known as the variable frequency drive (VFD), brings great advantages to businesses by offering advanced functionality, increased energy efficiency, regenerative energy, and enhanced load control.

To know more about these benefits of using an AC drive in your facility, keep reading:

Sophisticated Functionality

AC drives today are equipped with advanced sensors that have the capability to measure essential parameters such as pressure and temperature for optimum performance. They can automatically change the conditions of the motor to prevent it from issues like overheating and premature wear and tear.

Higher Energy Efficiency

Conventionally, a compressor setup consists of a motor that is directly connected to a power supply. This motor operates at a fixed speed no matter the requirements of the compressor. This setup consumes a lot of energy and is where the use of an AC drive, in particular a variable speed drive, would be very helpful. The AC drive can adjust the motor rotation according to the specific requirements of the compressor. Adjusting this input requirement means huge potential for energy savings.

Regenerative Energy Capabilities

With the help of a braking resistor, variable frequency drives can produce regenerated energy which can be converted into heat or can be sent back to the source for reuse. This also leads to higher energy savings in your daily motor operations.

Enhanced Load Control

Apart from energy efficiency and regenerative energy capabilities, an AC drive can also be used to improve load controls, particularly in HVAC and pump systems. The use of variable frequency drives results in smoother operations by preventing load swings.

For more information about top quality AC drive, contact Bauer GMC today.