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Can an AC controls system save you money vs. a DC controls system? Here is an interesting slide from our recent webinar, “DC to AC Drive Retrofits.” Over the expected life of a DC motor, you can expect to spend nearly $600,000 in repairs, maintenance and field service costs. This cost includes the associated downtime...

To AutoTune an AC drive seems like a complicated task that requires technical experience. While the devices themselves can be used for complicated tasks, setting them doesn’t have to be difficult. Many AC drives can be AutoTuned and program themselves if you follow a basic set of instructions generally provided by the manufacturer. And it’s...

There were real learning opportunities in our last two webinars: Collaborative Robots and Aluminum Extrusion.You can see both of them at your convenience at our Webinars On Demand page. Next up June 7: When planning what to do with your machine’s DC drive system, consider the following: AC beats DC for performance; AC beats DC...

What are the benefits of running a VFD on a cooling tower? Yaskawa‘s Joe Keopke knows. Read on. Variable-frequency drives can adjust fan speed, reverse fan rotation Used on large industrial projects, such as nuclear power plants, and countless HVAC applications ranging from 15 to 700,000 gpm, cooling towers are everywhere. Because of their increasing...