Variable frequency drives (VFD) provide speed, torque and direction control for AC motors such as those in conveyors, fans and pumps. Soft starters provide energy-efficient motor control. DC drives provide variable speed control for DC motors, ideal for applications requiring low speed control, torque and power.
When motor control requires more flexibility than simple start/stop operation, drives and soft starters can provide speed control, power efficiency and other advanced functionality.
A wide range of AC variable frequency drives (VFD) is available for motor speed control and other industrial control applications.
Solid state soft starters provide many advantages when used instead of electro-mechanical contactors, including reduced shock and starting stress on motors, resulting in an extended motor lifespan.
IronHorse DC drives can accommodate from 1/50hp @ 12VDC out (with 12VDC in) up to 3hp @ 180VDC out (with 240VAC in). DC motors and drives can provide several advantages: