It can be a scary moment on the plant floor: A machine starts shrieking and shaking so violently, you think it might break.
This incident can result from mechanical resonances caused by a load attached to a motor. Many design factors attribute to the resonances such as physical size, material selection, and instillation procedures. And while workers can usually make a control adjustment to resume production, resonance issues have lasting consequences on your machines and your business.
In the past, the typical adjustment to resolve the resonance degraded performance or resulted in wasted energy.
New low-voltage AC drives with adaptive tuning can help you better combat resonance issues, so you perform better and spend less. During production, the drive identifies the problem and applies the correct solution – resulting in a higher performing machine that accounts for machine variations.
Think of these smart drives like guards. They keep a vigilant watch of your application for undesirable resonance. If they see something wrong, they can sound the alarm or even attack the issue on their own. And by helping you win the war against resonance, the drives can help you stay running longer while reducing your repair and energy costs.