Monthly Archives: November 2015
Tim@NorthAmericanPump.com • www.NorthAmericanPump.com
901 Nelsons Parkway, Wakarusa, IN
Office: (574) 862-2183 • Fax: (574) 862-3126
November 16, 2015
Dear Valued Customer,
“VFD” – Very Frank Discussion about VFDs – Variable Frequency Drives.
The times they are a changing, and as a company we can choose to adapt to the change or resist the change. We are choosing to adapt to some of these changes. One of the changes we have experienced is the technology of VFDs. They can be very useful. But, they also can cause you grief and added expense if you don’t know how to implement them properly.
We have been getting a lot of calls as it relates to the electric motors that these VFDs operate. Here is what you need to know. If you are using a VFD on a well pump with a vertical holloshaft motor, the motor needs to be a Premium Efficient Inverter Duty Motor if you want the motor to last.
We have seen some of these VFDs running Standard Efficient Motors. This will cause these motors to fail prematurely. The longest we have seen a standard efficient motor last on a VFD is 4 ½ years. If you have a VFD or are considering one, please call us and we will give you the help you need. We sell, service, install and stock Premium Efficient Inverter Duty Motors. We also sell and Install VFDs and pump panel boxes.
Another one of the ways we are adapting is to redesign our website to make it more beneficial to our customers by putting more helpful information on it. From now on, we plan to routinely place helpful articles, pictures, and videos on our website. These will help you with planning for future purchases as well as maintaining and troubleshooting your existing irrigation equipment – Pumps, Wells, Electric Motors, Gear Drives, VFDs, and Pump Panel Boxes.
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