An AC drive is a device used to control the speed of an electrical motor in order to:
- enhance process control
- reduce energy usage and generate energy efficiently
- decrease mechanical stress on motor control applications
- optimize the operation of various applications relying on electric motors
AC drives are also known by various other names such as adjustable speed drives, adjustable frequency drives, variable frequency drives, variable speed drives, frequency converters, inverters and power converters.
Frequency inverters from Danfoss
2018 was a special year for Danfoss Drives, and a milestone in their history. 50 years ago, Danfoss was the first company to mass-produce AC drives. Since then, they have been a forerunner in drives technology and digital solutions that enable customers to thrive in a world that is rapidly changing. With years of industry-dedicated experience in meeting your specialized challenges, they create and share solutions that deliver better process precision and superior energy efficiency for all your electric motor operations.
Soft starters from Danfoss
By integrating soft starters with AC motors, you can save energy, space and costs and increase the lifetime of your system by reducing wear on motors, power cables and the electrical distribution system. And there is no need to consider filters and screened cables, as soft starters generate zero harmonics.