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Danfoss India’s next-gen drives for TN SMEs

Nov 01, 2017
Danfoss India’s next-gen drives for TN SMEs

Danfoss Industries Pvt Ltd, an industry leader in climate and energy efficient solutions, showcased its NextGen High Power Automation Drives – VLT Drive with enclosure size E and the VLT Midi Drive, in Chennai recently as a part of their ‘Engineering Tomorrow’s India’ initiatives. The organisation aims to ensure that their solutions aid industries, especially SMEs, across Tamil Nadu to adopt best practices which give operational efficiency and sustainability.

Commenting on the initiative, Mr. Ravichandran Purushothaman, President, Danfoss India said, “Over the years, Tamil Nadu has proved to be one of the most sought-after locations for SMEs across industries. In the current scenario where India is promoting the cause towards becoming an energy efficient nation, it is vital that industries focus on energy conservation for a better tomorrow. Tamil Nadu’s SME cluster can benefit significantly by employing our next-generation variable frequency drives that can easily bring in 18-20 per cent savings on energy, thereby delivering improved profitability.”

Danfoss Drives can be utilized across industries such as Cement, Mining and minerals industry, Cranes & Hoists, Sugar, Paper, Chemical, Waste and wastewater management, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), Marine and offshore, refrigeration, food and beverages industry, lifts and escalators management, etc.

The newly launched VLT drive has been reduced in size by 73 per cent, which in turn reduces space constraints in the cabinet or control room which reduces capex on floor space and air-conditioning cost. Its efficient designing allows for greater power sizes to be integrated in a single drive. The back-channel cooling facility and the overall reduced size of the new VLT Drive helps in reducing the scale of air-conditioning that is required for the room, leading to major savings in the up-front cost as well as operational expenses. 90 per cent of the heat losses are exhausted directly outside the enclosure which dramatically reduces the temperature rise and reduces the contamination of the electronic components in the heavy industries sector.

This Drive’s exterior dimensions, connectors, cable lengths and set-up software tools allow one to easily retrofit an established drive panel. As standard in all single-phase units, the unique active power factor correction feature reduces the input current distortion remarkably, to less than 8 per cent. The built-in brake chopper for 3-phase drives in the whole power range saves money and panel space. It provides precise and efficient motor control for machine builders in the food and beverage, material handling and processing industries. It is ideal for a wide range of applications such as pumps, fans, mixers and compressors and conveyor and packaging systems.