Food & beverage drive solutions

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We are here to help you keep operations running under challenging circumstances

As a business supporting critical infrastructure we recognize that you and your employees are exposed to additional risk as you keep operations running under challenging circumstances. Now more than ever, doing our part to help your production lines stay up and running is our priority. Danfoss technologies allow you to maximize performance, extend the lifetime of your equipment, include safety features to protect your employees, and monitor operations to stop potential issues before they stop your production line.

Energy savings - Energy savings are tied to the technology and the fact that applications need less energy when idle or operating with partial loads. Danfoss drives do the trick.

Fully automated operation - Danfoss drives enable a facility to increase it’s automation capabilities. Not every application is the same across all industries, but with customized programming, customers can determine what parameters are essential to their specific needs.

100 % full load factory tested - Having received an order – a drive specified by the customer – our factory builds it and tests it against real motors before shipping.

Webinar: Increase productivity and improve efficiency in your plant using VFDs

Food & beverage webinar: Increase productivity and improve efficiency using VFDs

Gain a competitive edge! Sign up below to receive updates from Danfoss, and as a thank you we will share with you a link to watch the webinar Increase productivity and improve efficiency using VFDs. The webinar covers: 

  • Learn why every motor needs a variable speed drive
  • Understand how VFDs can reduce the number of spare parts
  • How to remotely monitor your system using an AC Drive
  • Gain a better understanding of condition-based monitoring and how to collect and analyze data for predictive maintenance.

Maximize production up-time with Danfoss Drives

Condition based monitoring with Danfoss VFD

A breakthrough in drive technology: VLT® with Condition based monitoring

Danfoss VLT® Drives with built-in intelligence can now monitor the condition of motors and applications, allowing you to detect deviations in baseline parameters early in order to pro-actively intervene before the deviations have a negative impact on your operations

DrivePro® Site Assessments

With a DrivePro® Site Assessment, our well trained experts will assess your facility's VFD installed base and review your assets based on visual conditions, and evaluate the life-cycle stage of your individual assets. Based on this assessment you will receive a tailored service solution which will enable you to optimize up-time and reduce maintenance costs.

Site assessments may be done virtually using digital tools to support social distancing, or in person at your facility. 

To support the efforts of essential businesses during the pandemic, Danfoss Drives is offering FREE DrivePro® Site Assessments to qualifying businesses. 

See if you qualify for a FREE Assessment

VLT FlexConcept in production lines

VLT® Flex Concept - efficient drive solutions for challenging times

Modern manufacturing systems need higher efficiency, more flexibility and greater reliability in their drive systems than ever before — all necessary to reduce manufacturing costs. To meet that need, Danfoss has developed the VLT® FlexConcept® — a contemporary drive system using modern motor technology, combined with the most advanced variable frequency drives, and developed as a unified system.

  • Highest efficiency
  • Installation flexibility
  • Reduced spare parts stock
  • Hygienic options

Danfoss Drive applications

  • Drives for compressors in food and beverage

    Compressor speed control provides constant pressure regulation as well as reducing your energy consumption, especially for part-load operation.

  • Drives for conveyors in food and beverage applications

    Ensure maximum uptime and lowest possible cost of ownership with hygienic, variable-speed conveyor control. EHEDG- and IPA-certified.

  • Drives for fans in food and beverage applications

    Variable speed fan control reduces costs by trimming energy consumption, and improves comfort levels by avoiding noise-generating frequencies.


  • Drives for positioning & synchronization in food & beverage

    Reduce cost, complexity, and programming time in servo applications by using an AC drive for high-precision positioning and synchronization.

  • Drives for pumps in food and beverage applications

    Control of pump speed can reduce energy consumption significantly, extend pump life, and dramatically reduce water consumption in your operations.

Success stories

  • St Josephs Hospital
    Hospital selects DrivePro® programs to keep costs down, maintain efficiency

    As the largest regional medical center in San Joaquin County, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Stockton, Calif., has 359-beds, employs over 400 physicians and more than 2,400 employees. Operating the HVAC mechanical equipment for a facility this large is a huge energy-conservation challenge. That's why St. Joseph’s made the decision to use variable frequency drives (VFDs) on HVAC pump and fan motors —a decision that continues to pay off today, thanks to an innovative upgrade plan using Danfoss VLT® Drives.

  • VLT Food Processing Well
    Huge Water Savings from Food Processor’s Deep Well

    Food processing plants require a dependable source of water in large quantities for the washing and rinsing, steaming, cooking, and cooling of food, and during plant sanitation operations. That’s why a large Midwest food processor wanted full control over its water supply by constructing a private water well on its own property. However, what looked like a simple solution was quite complex below the surface — as the well driller discovered when he embarked on the project.

  • Morocco Citrus Trees
    Solar-powered irrigation for citrus trees in Morocco

    A citrus farmer waters his citrus trees in a cost-efficient way thanks to solar-powered pumps driven by VACON® 100 X AC drives.

  • Bottling is more competitive when it is sensorless
    Bottling is more competitive when it is sensorless

    To achieve higher productivity and energy efficiency on two new bottling lines, Tavina chose the Danfoss VLT® FlexConcept drive system.

  • Gunn Hill Cheese
    VFD's are Secret Ingredient for Artisan Cheese Maker

    Recipes for cheese are thousands of years old, passed down through generations and crossing continents —like the Swiss cheese recipes used by Shep Ysselstein, owner and “grand fromage” of Gunn’s Hill Cheese in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada.

  • Peroni wins >30% in conveyor efficiency
    Peroni wins >30% in conveyor efficiency

    Peroni Brewery wins at least 30% better conveyor belt efficiency in a bottling line upgrade with VLT® FlexConcept®.

Industrial drive products

  • VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302
    VLT® AutomationDrive FC 301 / FC 302

    The VLT® AutomationDrive FC301 / FC302 is designed for variable speed control of all asynchronous motors and permanent magnet motors. It comes in a standard version (FC301) and an advanced high dynamic version (FC302) with additional functionalities.

  • VLT® Midi Drive FC 280
    VLT® Midi Drive FC 280

    FC280 provides precise and efficient motor control for machine builders in the food and beverage, material handling and processing industries.

  • VLT® Micro Drive FC 51
    VLT® Micro Drive FC 51

    The smallest drives in the FC51 series are ideal for side-by-side mounting with a high integration density.

  • VLT® Refrigeration Drive FC 103
    VLT® Refrigeration Drive FC 103

    FC103 is dedicated to controlling compressors, pumps and fans for significant energy savings in refrigeration plants.

  • VLT® Decentral Drive FCD 302
    VLT® Decentral Drive FCD 302

    Thanks to its rugged design, the FCD302 drive can be mounted close to motors in demanding applications.