Motors and Drives

Variable Frequency/Speed Drives:

Value for Your Business
Most motors turn at nearly constant speed. They are designed to operate most efficiently at their horsepower (hp) rating. However, sometimes the work motors need to perform is less than the maximum design speed. You can save energy by only using the power you need from a motor. This speed reduction can be accomplished with either a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) or Variable Speed Drive (VSD).

VFDs and VSDs vary the frequency of the Alternating Current (AC) power. The motor speed varies in proportion to the drive operated frequency.

Drives also provide soft starting, allowing a motor to start slowly and then speed up, reducing mechanical stress on the motor and equipment driven by the motor. Drives can also reduce the voltage sag that can occur when a large motor starts quickly.

Member businesses can improve their efficiencies for years by adding a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to any motor. Connexus Energy offers motors and drives rebates for qualifying members.

Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) Rebate

Download and complete an application form. Applications and required documentation must be submitted to Connexus Energy by November 16, 2020.