Protecting VFD-Driven Motors in
MEAT & POULTRY
- Conveyors (belt and overhead)
- Kill chains
- Bleed table pumps
- Boiler pumps
- Scald tub chains
- Dump press feeds
- Water pumps
- HVAC ventilation fans
- HVAC air handlers
- Chill water pumps
- Water/wastewater pumps
- Trash compactors
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VFDs: Improved Control and Energy Savings
By providing precise speed control of motors that run conveyors, pumps, mixers, compressors, and other meat and poultry processing equipment, variable frequency drive (VFDs) enable the fine tuning of food preparation, transfer, and packaging processes. In addition to improving process control, VFDs save energy. In fact, the use of VFDs in HVAC systems has been shown to reduce energy consumption by as much as 20 to 30%.
The Crippling Cost of Unplanned Downtime
Meat and poultry processors face staggering losses due to spoilage if their equipment goes down. And despite their benefits, VFDs can cause downtime by damaging the motors they control. In an effort to eliminate such unplanned downtime, many processors are looking for ways to prevent motor failures by protecting bearing from VFD-induced electrical damage.
The Need for Shaft Grounding on
VFDs induce currents on motor shafts that discharge through the bearings, causing pitting, fluting, and catastrophic motor failure. Without bearing protection, any savings from using VFDs can be quickly wiped out by the costs of system downtime and motor replacement.
Proven, Long-Term Bearing Protection
By diverting bearing currents safely to ground, AEGIS™ SGR Shaft
Grounding Rings ensure the reliable, long-term operation of VFDdriven
motor systems, locking in energy savings and making these
systems truly sustainable and truly green!