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Turndown Ratio in AC Motor Speed Control

The ability to slow down the speed of the motor is needed in some operations. However, if a motor ru...

VFD Maximum And Minimum Speeds

A VFD enables fine control of AC induction motor speed, creating opportunities for increased effici...

Selecting the Right Controls for Your Electric Motor

Whether you’ve already purchased an electric motor or are still in the planning stage, famili...

AC and DC Motor Speed Control

Choosing a speed controller is an important part of building an electric motor drive application an...

7 Considerations when Choosing a Speed Controller (VFD) for Your Electric Motor

Choosing the right speed controller will extend your motor's lifetime and maximize efficiency in al...

Benefits of Soft Starters vs. VFDs for Electric Motors

We want longevity in our motor applications to avoid expensive maintenance costs, productivity loss...

Preventing VFD-Induced Bearing Damage in Electric Motors

Electric motors fitted with Variable Frequency Drives are at risk of bearing damage due to a build-...

Troubleshooting a Failed VFD

Variable Frequency Drives, or VFDs, enable precise speed control of AC induction motors in a wide ra...

What to Consider When Pairing Your AC Induction Motor with a VFD*

When pairing your AC induction motor with a variable frequency drive (VFD), there are a few consider...

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What is a VFD, and How Does it Work?

If you've been around AC electric motors for a while, you've probably heard about Variable Frequency...

How Does a DC Motor Work?

DC electric motors offer a combination of unique performance capabilities and a simplicity of contro...

DC Motor RPM vs Voltage

Though the AC induction motor is increasing in popularity, many industries still use DC motors. They...

Canada’s Top Farm Duty Motor Brands

You've got a farm to run, and your equipment needs to perform consistently and without fail. You nee...

How to Change the Direction of a DC Motor

So, you’ve purchased a DC motor, taken the time to install it, and upon startup, you noticed t...

VFD Regeneration Explained

At its most basic, an electric motor is essentially an energy conversion device. It takes power from...

How to Size a VFD for a 3-Phase Motor

With hundreds of electric motor and motor control options on the market, it can be hard to decipher ...

What Types of Motors Can Be Used with VFDs?

While the AC induction motor was a marvellous invention that forever changed the way we do work, the...

Wiring a Pressure Transducer to a VFD

In some applications, a simple on/off switch just doesn't quite cut it. You'll find machinery that o...

Running a DC Motor with a Solar Panel

The purchase price of your electric motor only accounts for a small percentage of the total lifetime...