Gainesville Industrial Electric is a certified TECO-Westinghouse distributor and we supply our clients with low- and medium-voltage AC drives and other reliable electrical systems built for commercial and industrial use from TECO-Westinghouse Motor Company.
A Primer on AC Drives
AC drives manage the speed of electrical motors to ensure a consistent, precise level of control. Properly employing AC drives can extend the lifespan of equipment within the system, reduce energy waste during operations and energy generation applications, and improve operations overall. By adding this layer of control, commercial and industrial systems can minimize physical shock and wear. AC drives are also called variable frequency drives (VFDs), inverter drives, or variable speed drives (VSDs), and they are available at different voltage levels.
Low Voltage vs. Medium Voltage AC Drives
Low voltage drives are highly efficient controls that can handle the demands of standard motors for both variable and constant speeds. They’re found in a wide range of applications, including food and beverage processing, mills, and pumps. Medium voltage drives can manage motors in high-power applications to ensure the systems don’t suffer from too-low voltage levels. These drives can supply increased voltage to manage current in applications that can require up to 100,000 horsepower.