Electrical drives control the speed, torque and direction of a downstream device, most typically a motor. Variable frequency drives (VFD) provide speed control for AC motors such as those in conveyors, fans and pumps. Soft starters provide energy-efficient control of motor operation. DC drives provide variable speed control for DC motors, ideal for applications requiring low speed control, torque and power.
AutomationDirect carries a range of AC variable frequency drives (VFD) for motor speed control and other industrial control applications.
Semi-conductor solid state soft starters provide many advantages when used instead of electro-mechanical contactors.
These IronHorse DC drives can accommodate 1/50 hp @ 12VDC all the way up to 3hp @ 240VAC. DC motors and drives can provide several advantages and benefits over AC: