Electrical switching & drive systems & components


Save energy costs with VFDs

1 July 2020 Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Customers can realise significant savings on their total energy costs by replacing older motor starters with energy-efficient Delta variable frequency drives (VFDs), distributed locally by ElectroMechanica (EM). “We all know the importance of energy efficiency and the volatility of the supply chain due to the recent spell of load shedding. Now, more than ever, customers should be thinking about energy efficiency,” says EM product manager, William Cameron.

Delta VFDs feature ease-of-use and reliability, which makes them ideal for markets as diverse as refrigeration, agriculture and manufacturing. “Agriculture is the area where we can see most growth. Farmers are under pressure to save where they can and using industrial control systems to maximise efficiency is a proven way to optimise,” he explains.

In addition, Delta’s range of control products such as PLCs and HMIs can integrate seamlessly with the VFD range. Using standard I/O or fieldbus solutions, Delta control equipment has a host of special instructions or drivers to assist the user in integrating the drive to a larger network with ease. This greatly reduces development time and ultimately, cost.

One of Delta’s high-end VFDs, the C2000 series, is a high performance Field-Orientated Control (FOC) AC drive. This drive is extremely versatile, with a real built-in PLC, numerous control options, over 300 parameters, predesigned application features and a large LCD HMI keypad. With a power range from 0,75 to 500 kW (400 V) and a host of optional accessories, it is truly a powerful partner in industry.

For more information contact Karen Zotter, ElectroMechanica, +27 11 249 5000, karenz@em.co.za, www.em.co.za


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