VFD Motor Efficiency
Motor efficiency does change as speed and torque change and is also affected by voltage harmonics present in the VFD motor output. The magnitude of losses due to voltage harmonics will vary with the motor design. VFD motor efficiency decreases with decreasing motor load. The decline in efficiency is more pronounced with VFD motor of smaller horsepower ratings.
How does a VFD Control Motor Speed?
A variable frequency drive controls the motor speed by using PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) to alter the power supply frequency that's fed to the motor. The first step in this process is to convert the AC supply voltage into DC by the use of a rectifier. DC power contains voltage ripples which are smoothed using filter capacitors.
How to Change Motor Rotation on a VFD?
It is usually easy to change the direction of rotation with the VFD itself. Most VFD's have a simple toggle command for forward and reverse. Switching two of the power leads coming out of the VFD can solve the problem of which the motor is shut down and later restarted, it will restart running backwards again.
Application of the VFD Motor
The VFD motor can run in the explosion environment. Flameproof and intrinsically safe high-voltage integrated VFD Motor is a highly integrated product of the motor and the drive. It is widely applicable to belt conveyors, loaders, AFC's, emulsion pumping stations, and other equipment used in underground coal mining to achieve a soft-start under heavy load and dynamic speed control. CCS can offer a wide range of VFD motors for different scenarios, including motor with integrated VFD, VFD rated motors, VFD multiple motors, and other VFD compatible motors.
How to Select a VFD Motor
Choose the appropriate structure form of protection grade motor according to the application place.
Choose the appropriate power and voltage level according to the responsible ability.
According to the environmental temperature, humidity, above seal level, dust and gas conditions, special requirements such as explosion prevention are selected.
Choose a strong manufacturer to ensure the material quality and production process to the maximum extent.