Understanding variable frequency drives (VFD's) can be difficult and in this episode Chase Boehlke does a fantastic job of breaking down this technology. He shares the general design differences in a VFD and other motor starting devices. Understanding variable and constant torque applications are areas that Chase unpacks. Ever heard of an IGBT? Chase's explanation of that technology is sure to clear the air.
When it comes to applications the selection process can be complex to ensure the right VFD solution is selected to meet the required operation. Chase reviews several applications that are common to industry to help listeners understand some of the variables that need to be considered before investing time and resources to ensure success.
This episode is full of nuggets to help the industrial end user make more informed decisions with VFD technology. Other areas such as heat, control, coordinated systems, reactors and multi-motor applications are all topics reviewed.
Guest: Chase Boehlke - Motion Control at Siemens
Host: Chris Grainger
Executive Producer: Adam Sheets
Additional Resources: EECOonline.com
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