Lessons and Advice to Make VFD Commissioning Easier

Aug 8, 2016 3:54:02 PM | Posted by Dan Auringer

With variable frequency drive (VFD) commissioning, aspects such as design, codes and standards, and the nature of a specific project need to be considered.

How valuable is a reduction in installation and commissioning time? Investigating some of the items discussed below can help users in choosing, configuration, and commissioning variable frequency drives (VFDs). 

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Switching power supply selection pointers

Sep 17, 2015 3:50:53 PM | Posted by Dan Auringer

The linear power supplies of the past are being replaced with today’s switching type that are smaller, lighter, and more cost effective, but require several additional considerations for their specification.

Over the years I have had to provide consulting/engineering for PLC and DCS control panel hardware that literally cannot be shutdown. One item most often over looked is the switching power supply. What is best suited for application? The linear power supplies of the past are being replaced with today’s switching type that are smaller, lighter, and more cost effective, but require several additional considerations for their specification.

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