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Role of AC Drives in Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

May 29, 2023

Energy efficiency and sustainability are becoming increasingly important in today's world. The need to reduce carbon footprints and minimize waste is driving the development of new technologies that can help us achieve these goals. One such technology is AC drives, which play a critical role in improving energy efficiency in industrial processes. AC drives, also known as variable frequency drives (VFDs), are electronic devices that control the speed and torque of electric motors. These drives have become increasingly popular due to their ability to save energy and improve overall system efficiency. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of AC drives when it comes to energy efficiency and sustainability. 

How do AC drives help energy saving and sustainability?

Electricity saving:

One of the main benefits of using AC drives is energy savings. By controlling motor speed, AC drives can reduce energy consumption by up to 50%. This saves money on electricity bills, reduces carbon emissions, and contributes towards a more sustainable future.

Improving performance:

Another benefit of using AC drives is improved system performance. With precise control over motor speed and torque, systems can operate at optimal levels with minimal wear and tear on components. This results in a longer equipment lifespan, reduced maintenance costs, and increased productivity.

No power surge:

VFDs facilitate soft start capabilities that reduce the initial current surge when starting a motor which minimizes stress on mechanical parts while reducing electrical power demand during peak hours.

Incorporating AC drives into industrial processes should be at the forefront of every business's sustainability strategy. Not only do they deliver significant energy savings and financial benefits over time but also contribute significantly to reducing carbon footprints. So why wait? Contact Bauer GMC today to source state-of-the-art Danfoss drives. Contact us today to know more!