February 22, 2021
Electric motors are used pervasively in industry for industrial pumps, electric fans, compressed air systems, conveyors, material handling and more. Most of these motors run at full speed or they’re off. There is no middle-ground, because their speed can’t be altered on their own. As a result, they consume more electricity than required to do the job. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) can mitigate unnecessary power consumption in many industrial and commercial applications by varying the speed (or frequency) of motors. If you need to comply with government sustainability policies, respond to increasing demand for renewable energy integration, or adhere to the growing importance of energy-efficient systems to reduce operational costs, VFDs are a great way to do it.