Danfoss FC51 Three Phase

Have you ever wondered, what is a variable frequency drive and what are its advantages? If so, then you’ve come to the right place! 

This informative guide aims to explain everything you need to know about variable frequency drives, including why they’re so advantageous. Read on to discover more!

Variable Frequency Drive Defined 

To put things briefly, a variable frequency drive (VFD) can be described as a type of motor controller which drives an electric motor by adjusting the frequency and voltage of its supply. The variable frequency drive can also perform other tasks including controlling ramp-up and ramp-down of the motor during start or stop processes. Although the VFD actually controls the frequency and voltage that is supplied to a motor, the process is often referred to as speed control due to the fact that the result is an adjusted motor speed. **(You’re most likely to find a VFD inside fans, pumps and compressors, with these applications making up around 75% of all drives operating around the world. NOT SURE THIS IS FACTUAL?)***

At Digicon Solutions Ltd, we are one of the biggest independent Variable Speed Drive specialists in the UK, we are Authorised Distributors of Danfoss VLT® and VACON® products. We have the largest stock across the UK, all of which is available for immediate delivery. 

The Advantages Of VFD

The main advantage of VFD is the ability to adjust the motor speed. There are multiple different reasons you might want or need to adjust motor speed, including but not limited to:

  • Saving energy while boosting the efficiency of your system 
  • Matching drive speed to unique process requirements
  • Matching drive torque or power to unique process requirements
  • Reduced noise levels (ie from fans or pumps)
  • Reduced mechanical stress can help to extend the lifetime of devices

To add to these benefits, many of today’s modern drives integrate networking and diagnostic capabilities – this helps to better control performance, while also increasing productivity at the same time.

What Is The Best VFD?

The best VFD’s on the market today are manufactured by VACON® and DANFOSS VLT®. The VACON® service is highly advanced, and VACON® maintenance can be fairly simple when you have the right team of experts on standby to assist you with your individual needs. Both VACON® and DANFOSS VLT® have been market leaders for several years, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down with regular new releases and additional features that are boosting the efficiency and reliability of fans, pumps and compressors around the globe. 

We offer an outstanding VACON® and DANFOSS VLT® service packages and are committed to preventive VACON® maintenance to help you take great care of your device and systems. You can also expect to get a replacement within hours, not weeks, if your VFD were to fail for any reason. You’ll be able to rest assured knowing that you’re getting the most out of your VFD, helping your business to thrive thanks to the advantages detailed above. 

At Digicon, we offer you the premium VACON® service and DANFOSS VLT® service packages you won’t find anywhere else. Our dedicated team is devoted to providing your device and systems with the best preventative VACON® and DANFOSS VLT® maintenance available in the industry. What’s more, we’ll hasten to replace the device within hours of failure to keep your business running without interruption. With Digicon as your stockists and installers, you can sit back and watch your business thrive – thanks to these unparalleled benefits.