How to correctly set up a VSD?

A Variable Speed Drive controls motor speed and torque by varying the motor input voltage and frequency. A very close match between motor speed and the output requirements of the machine it is driving may therefore be achieved.

Variable Speed Drives offer the user a number of advantages including:

  • Energy savings
  • Elimination of expensive mechanical drive components
  • Increased motor longevity
  • Reduced power line disturbances
  • Reduced risk of motor damage during start up and stop


But how to set up correctly a VSD? Control Techniques have a step to step guide on their website. If you have a Control Techniques drive, here is what they recommend:

Step By Step Guide!


Source:  Control Techniques


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