Today the VFD is perhaps the most common kind of output or load for a control system. As applications are more complex the VFD has the capacity to control the rate of the engine, the direction the Variable Drive Motor electric motor shaft can be turning, the torque the electric motor provides to lots and any other electric motor parameter which can be sensed. These VFDs are also available in smaller sized sizes that are cost-efficient and take up less space.

The arrival of advanced microprocessors has allowed the VFD works as an exceptionally versatile device that not only controls the speed of the engine, but protects against overcurrent during ramp-up and ramp-down conditions. Newer VFDs provide methods of braking, power improve during ramp-up, and a number of controls during ramp-down. The largest cost savings that the VFD provides is that it can make sure that the electric motor doesn't pull extreme current when it begins, so the overall demand aspect for the entire factory could be controlled to keep the utility bill only possible. This feature alone can provide payback more than the price of the VFD in less than one year after buy. It is important to keep in mind that with a traditional motor starter, they'll draw locked-rotor amperage (LRA) when they are beginning. When the locked-rotor amperage takes place across many motors in a manufacturing facility, it pushes the electrical demand too high which often results in the plant spending a penalty for all the electricity consumed through the billing period. Because the penalty may be as much as 15% to 25%, the savings on a $30,000/month electric bill can be used to justify the buy VFDs for practically every motor in the plant also if the application form may not require functioning at variable speed.

This usually limited the size of the motor that could be managed by a frequency plus they were not commonly used. The earliest VFDs used linear amplifiers to regulate all areas of the VFD. Jumpers and dip switches were utilized provide ramp-up (acceleration) and ramp-down (deceleration) features by switching larger or smaller sized resistors into circuits with capacitors to develop different slopes.

Automatic frequency control contain an primary electrical circuit converting the alternating electric current into a immediate current, after that converting it back into an alternating electric current with the required frequency. Internal energy loss in the automatic frequency control is rated ~3.5%
Variable-frequency drives are widely used on pumps and machine device drives, compressors and in ventilations systems for huge buildings. Variable-frequency motors on supporters save energy by allowing the volume of air flow moved to complement the system demand.
Reasons for employing automated frequency control may both be related to the features of the application and for saving energy. For instance, automatic frequency control can be used in pump applications where in fact the flow is matched either to volume or pressure. The pump adjusts its revolutions to a given setpoint via a regulating loop. Adjusting the flow or pressure to the real demand reduces power intake.
VFD for AC motors have already been the innovation that has brought the use of AC motors back to prominence. The AC-induction electric motor can have its speed changed by changing the frequency of the voltage utilized to power it. This means that if the voltage put on an AC engine is 50 Hz (used in countries like China), the motor works at its rated quickness. If the frequency is usually increased above 50 Hz, the electric motor will run faster than its rated rate, and if the frequency of the supply voltage is less than 50 Hz, the electric motor will operate slower than its rated speed. Based on the adjustable frequency drive working principle, it is the electronic controller specifically designed to alter the frequency of voltage provided to the induction engine.