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: