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Popular Myths And Facts About Variable Speed Drives

January 30, 2023

Variable speed drives (VSDs) are an integral part of any industrial process. They provide users with flexibility, energy savings, and improved control over their systems - but there’s a lot of confusion surrounding them. Many users often have misconceptions about their capabilities, which can lead to poor decisions and underperformance. In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the most popular myths and facts about variable speed drives so that you can make informed decisions when considering one for your system. 

Common myths and facts about variable speed drives

Myth #1: VSDs are only for big, industrial applications

Fact: While VSDs are commonly used in industrial settings, they can also be used for smaller applications such as pumps, fans, and conveyors. In fact, VSDs can be used for any application where there is a need to control the speed of an electric motor.

Myth #2: VSDs are expensive

Fact: The initial cost of a VSD may be higher than a traditional fixed-speed drive, but the overall life cycle cost is typically lower due to the energy savings and increased efficiency that VSDs provide. In addition, VSDs often have features that can help save money on maintenance costs, such as built-in diagnostics and fault protection.

Myth #3: VSDs are complicated to install and operate

Fact: While VSDs may seem complex at first glance, they are actually quite simple to install and operate. In most cases, all you need is a basic understanding of electricity and wiring. Many manufacturers offer support and training services to help users get the most out of their VSD investment.

Variable speed drives can be a great addition to almost any system, providing many advantages such as improved energy efficiency and flexible performance. However, some myths about VSDs can make it difficult for people to understand them correctly. This article has presented some of the most popular facts and myths about variable speed drives so that readers can make an informed decision when considering this technology for their own projects.

For any queries on quality VSDs, AC Drives or motors, speak to us at Bauer GMC. We can provide you with not just quality assistance but also top-notch products.