VARIABLE SPEED DRIVES – VSD
VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVES – VFD
Motors can be incredibly wasteful due to the inefficient and rather basic design of the motor, which has changed very little in well over a century. The conversion of electrical energy into mechanical energy by electromagnetic means was demonstrated by the British scientist Michael Faraday in 1821. Around the time of the industrial revolution it seemed to matter little what they cost to run… now we know better and as it turns out electric motors are not just the world’s biggest user… they are also the world’s biggest abuser of energy.
The efficiency of the motor can be summed up in its ability to convert as much of the electrical energy it consumes into a job of ‘work’. In terms of inefficiency (wasted energy), almost all losses can be evidenced in the form of unwanted heat, noise and vibration. This has a further negative effect on the performance and life of the equipment leading to increased maintenance costs and reduced life expectancy.
SMARTech energy has a SMART solution – Variable Speed Drives (VSD) / Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) which when implemented on to motors you can achieve energy savings of up to 60%. To achieve maximum drive capacity while using the minimum power levels, they ensure that only the required amount of magnetic flux is provided to the motor, keeping it to optimum levels of efficiency without wasting energy.
VSD products are all designed to satisfy the needs of the market, offering outstanding reliability, optimised control, flexible drive platforms and simple operation and configuration. VSD are applicable to variable speed motors not for FIXED SPEED MOTORS and in the applicable situation, to find out more and understand how much VSD can save your business contact us today.
- Energy Savings of up to 60%
- Auto-tuning & automatic slip compensation for outstanding speed stability
- Self-diagnostics prevent downtime
- Reduce heat & noise
- Reduce maintenance costs
- Extended equipment life
- Eligible for Carbon Trust energy efficiency loan