The early 1950's marked the entry of one of the most revolutionary products in the history of industrial automation: the Variable Frequency Drive. Since then, the product design has evolved and refined at an increased pace. Even in the 21st century, there is no alternative in sight, and thanks to continued improvement, VFDs have solidified their position in the field of automation.
Variable Frequency Drives, or more commonly known as VFDs, are known for their unmatched speed-control within several industries. However, any machine that is subjected to the chopped DC square wave is also prone to a number of harmful effects. By making the right choice with cabling, these harmful components can be alleviated, and the connected machinery’s lifespan can be elongated.