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What is a Variable Frequency Drive?


Our friends at ABB put together the below video to demonstrate what a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) or Variable Speed Drive (VSD) is and how they can help you have better control over your plant as well as increased efficiency.

 Electric motors play a very important role in our everyday businesses and lives. They move and run basically everything we need for business or pleasure. All these motors use electricity. Controlling the way motors use electricity not only helps you save energy, but also reduce scrap and maintenance costs. This motor control comes in technology we call AC drives - also known as variable speed drives (VSD) or variable frequency drives (VFD). But how do variable speed drives work? This video provides a not-too-technical explanation.


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At HECO, we are proudly a distributor of ABB Controls and Drives. Contact us today if you have any questions or would like a quotation.


Justin Hatfield

HECO - All Systems Go



About the author:

 Justin Hatfield  is Vice President of Operations of HECO. He is responsible for Electric Motor & Drive Sales, Electric Motor & Generator Repairs, Spare Solutions, and Predictive Services. Justin was instrumental in developing HECO MAPPS (Motor And Powertrain Performance Systems) which focuses on “why” you have a motor problem instead of simply “What” product or service should be recommended. HECO is an EASA Accredited Service Center.


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