An inverter drive also known by various other names such as adjustable speed drives, adjustable frequency drives, variable frequency drives, variable speed drives, frequency converters, inverters, and power converters.is a type of variable speed drive that allows you as the user to adjust the speed or output. Inverter drives allow AC power to be converted to DC providing the user with precise control. Inverter drives are also ideal for helping to reduce waste or loss of electrical energy in a range of applications
Inverter Drives come in single Phase or three-phase.
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How do inverter drives work?
Inverter drives are controlled by inputting specific frequencies or parameters into the device. This allows for greater control over your machinery and operations with more precision. Inverter drives are situated between an electrical supply and a motor, with the inverter allowing the power to be regulated to suit the application.
Features and Benefits
- Control small appliances such as desk portable fans or pump loads
- Larger appliances such as high torque machine control
- Digital operation LED input screens (for easy parameter setting, input and monitoring)
- Compact and sleek design&
- Easy installation
- Emergency stops
Where might I use an inverter drive?
Inverter drives are used in a wide range of industrial applications. Inverter drives are particularly useful for applications that require precise control of speed and torque with motors.
These kinds of drives are used in areas such as small appliances like simple fan and pump loads all the way through to high torque machine control applications.
What is the difference between VSD ( variable Speed Drive) and VFD ( variable frequency drive)?
VSDs change the speed-driven equipment while leaving the motor to operate at its full design speed.
VFDs control motor speed by varying the voltage and frequency applied to the stator of a standard AC motor. VFDs can vary speed control at start up, during the run, and at motor stop.