Inverter is a type of motor controller that drives an electric motor by varying the frequency
and voltage supplied to the electric motor. Frequency (or hertz) is directly related to the motor’s speed (RPMs). In other words, the faster the frequency, the faster the RPMs go. If an application does not require an electric motor to run at full speed, the Inverter can be used to ramp down the frequency and voltage to meet the requirements of the electric motor’s load. As the application’s motor speed requirements change, the Inverter can simply turn up or down the motor speed to meet the speed requirement.
Why should I use an Inverter?
Reduce Energy Consumption and Energy Costs
If you have an application that does not need to be run at full speed, then you can cut down energy costs by controlling the motor with an Inverter. Inverters allow you to match the speed of the motor-driven equipment to the load requirement. There is no other method of AC electric motor control that allows you to accomplish this.
Electric motor systems are responsible for more than 65% of the power consumption today.
Optimizing motor control systems by installing or upgrading to Inverter can reduce energy consumption in your facility by as much as 70%. Additionally, the utilization of Inverters improves product quality, and reduces
Increase Production Through Tighter Process Control
By operating your motors at the most efficient speed for your application, fewer mistakes will occur, and thus, production levels will increase, which earns your company higher revenues (industry applications).
Extend Equipment Life and Reduce Maintenance
Your equipment will last longer and will have less downtime due to maintenance when it’s controlled by Inverter ensuring optimal motor application speed. Because of the Inverter optimal control of the motor’s frequency and voltage, the Inverter will offer better protection for your motor from issues such as electro thermal overloads, phase protection, under voltage, overvoltage, etc. When you start a load with an Inverter you will not subject the motor or driven load to the “instant shock” of across the line starting, but can start smoothly, thereby eliminating belt, gear and rolling-element bearings wear.
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