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MTE Motor Protection & VFD Break-Down with Dan Schmidt

March 15, 2024

MTE Motor Protection & VFD Break-Down

VFD’s are great, but what about the Power Quality issues they present? Check out MTE’s product demo video to understand what the problems are and how to correct them! Product Line Manager Dan Schmidt gives an overview of the dangers of VFD use and how MTE products can protect against them.

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Running a motor directly from the power source produces uniform, sinusoidal waveforms but wastes energy due to continuous speed operation regardless of the load requirements. To enhance efficiency, variable frequency drives (VFDs) control motor speed, reduce energy consumption, and minimize equipment wear. However, VFDs use pulse-width modulation (PWM) to supply electrical pulses instead of a true voltage waveform, generating harmful harmonics that can damage motors, cables, and bearings. This article discusses: what level of motor protection do you need?

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