User Group

August 2018 User Group

August 2018 Louisiana User Group
Introduction to Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)

Presentations:
Introduction to VFDs Presentation
PowerFlex Family of Low Voltage Drives Presentation

About Our Topic:

We’re going back to basics, as our August User Group will be an introduction to Variable Frequency Drives, or VFDs.  A VFD is a type of motor controller that drives an electric motor by varying the frequency and voltage supplied to the electric motor.  Some benefits of using VFDs are reduced energy consumption, and energy costs, and longer equipment life and reduced maintenance.

Join us as we discuss the basics of VFDs, and VFD applications.

Planned Agenda:

  • How does a VFD work?
  • Why should I use a VFD?
  • Common applications for VFDs
  • PowerFlex VFD portfolio overview
  • PowerFlex VFD configuration

Useful Resources:

PowerFlex Family of Low Voltage AC Drives Brochure:
http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/br/pflex-br008_-en-p.pdf

PowerFlex Low Voltage Drives Selection Guide:
http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/sg/pflex-sg002_-en-p.pdf

Installation Best Practices for PWM AC Drives:
http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/in/drives-in001_-en-p.pdf

PowerFlex 750:

PowerFlex 520: