Web Exclusive--Saftronics AC Drive
Saftronics, a manufacturer of variable-speed drives and starters for electric motors, is now offering the HR1018 Harmonic Reduction Technology package, an 18-pulse AC drive that reduces the total harmonic distortion common to standard 6-pulse drives. By greatly reducing harmonic distortion, the HR1018 minimizes harmonic interference problems in environments with acutely sensitive electronic equipment, such as airports, hospitals and laboratories, as well as minimizing heating in motors, transformers and wiring. At the same time, the HR1018 improves power factor to help companies avoid utility penalties based on power factor, current distortion and peak demand charges. The HR1018 is designed to meet IEEE 519-1992 requirements at the drive terminals without the cost and complexities of external filters or other equipment typically required to reduce harmonics. Built on the Saftronics GP10 Vector AC drive platform, the HR1018 incorporates an integrally mounted 18-pulse transformer that provides exceptional efficiency and low harmonic distortion in a single, pre-engineered enclosure. Saftronics.