A variable speed drive is a piece of equipment that regulates the speed and torque output of an electric motor. Electrical motors are used extensively on thousands of different applications and it is estimated that more than 65 percent of industrial electrical energy is consumed by motors.
Variable speed drives save energy because they can change the speed of an electrical motor by controlling the power that is fed into the machine, rather than dampening its output to match demand.
To put the possible energy savings into context, a reduction of fan speed to 50% can result in a power consumption reduction to 12.5% of full power. This saves large quantities of energy and subsequently money.
Enistic can provide advice on and install variable speed drives for electric motors of any size, across a wide range of applications.