How to: Application Detail and Parameter Setting
The articles below explain various drive applications so that you can make the most informed decisions and apply the products to best advantage.
How to size a generator or alternator supply for a softstarter load.
How to Safely Use a Variable Frequency Inverter Drive on a Home Lathe.
Control of a Mechanical Holding Brake with an Inverter Drive taking into ac...
Describes the various control options for Variable Frequency Inverter drives when used to speed control two AC Motors in load sharing.
Explains how to recover energy from a simple waterwheel using an AC Induction Motor
How to understand Sizing an Alternator for use with Inverters & DC Thyristor Drives
How an Inverter Drive Works and Controls the Speed of an AC Induction Motor
Describes the set-up proceedure for the 'Boost' parameter to provide maximum low speed torque from a simple VxF Inverter.
How to understand the advantages of fitting a variable speed Inverter Drive to a home use Lathe
Advise concerning the different types of RCD for use with Inverter Drives
How to set a 650 Inverter Drive for Power Up Start when the Run input is permanant. This prevents the DC Lo trip from restarting the drive.
Outline of 6.6kV Low Harmonic Inverters to 800kW Without the need for an Input Transformer.
Helps understanding the effects of Harmonics in main supplies caused by AC Inverters and DC Thyristor Drives.
The best way to reverse a DC motor is to use a Parker SSD 514C controller as it has static reversing and regen. A 512C (single Quadrant version of the 514C) can also be used but reverse must be done at zero speed and zero current.
A drive supplied from our stock was supplied on a same day delivery for a Technogym Run 600 XP Pro Treadmill.
Describes the correct connections for the winding wires onto a 4 terminal brooks small power motor. Avoids Incorrect connections showing up as a drive fault.
A 400V x 50Hz motor can be used at 230V x 29Hz when supplied by an Inverter Drive.
Some frequency-dependant components in electronic hardware can produce electric, magnetic or electromagnetic fields known as Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). If the level of EMI is high enough, it can interfere with other apparatus and cause...
A 73% increase in Speed and Power is available from most all small AC motors. The same for larger motors when purchased with a special winding. Simply use a 230V x 50Hz motor at 400V x 87Hz, when supplied by an Inverter Drive.
The SSD (Shackleton System Drives) 5401 Field Regulator has been obsolete for some years. However, they can be repaired by SSD Drives repair department or by SDS Ltd in Bristol.
Maximum Speeds of around 7000RPM to 9000RPM are available from small standard AC motors.
All rotating machines represent a potential hazard. Before applying motor control equipment, you will need to be familiar with the legal and safety requirements for stopping the machine.
These notes are intended to help the user complete the installation of Inverter Drive products, free from problems and risk as far as possible.