According to the U.S. Department of Energy, motor-driven equipment accounts for 64 percent of the electricity consumed by U.S. industry. Incorporating energy-efficient variable-frequency drives (VFDs) into your facility is a great way to reduce energy costs and boost your bottom line. VFDs control the rotational speed of an alternating-current (AC) electric motor by controlling the frequency of the electrical power supply to the motor.
VFDs offer many benefits to your electric motors, including:
- Reduced operating costs - VFDs offer greater control over the speed of AC motors, enabling the removal of throttling devices, valves, and dampers, all of which can waste energy.
- Increased reliability - by regulating speed, VFDs prolong the life and reduce the maintenance costs of motors, driven equipment, and switch gears.
- Increased productivity - VFDs give users a finer degree of control, resulting in more precise process operations and improved product quality.
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