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Gain a competitive edge with Danfoss AC Drives

The fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, builds on the progress of automation by introducing elements of interconnectivity, data acquisition, machine learning and intelligent applications of analytics. AC drives play an important and powerful part in this transition by being the first point of interaction between sensors from the process, the motor in operation and communicating this information to a central control location.

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.

Maximize 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

Danfoss Drive applications

  • Drives for industrial compressors

    Achieve significantly lower energy consumption and lower operating costs, using Danfoss AC drives to continually adjust the compressor capacity to the actual heat load and process needs.

  • Drives for movements
    Drives for industrial crane and hoist movement

    To optimize crane performance, Danfoss offers flexible control strategies combined with energy efficiency, operating within stringent safety requirements.

  • Drives for industrial fans

    With Danfoss AC drives solutions for industrial ventilation you enjoy the benefits of high precision, user-friendly interfaces, distributed intelligence and low operating costs.

  • Drives for industrial pumps

    By controlling industrial pumps with a Danfoss AC drive you can help optimize processes and significantly reduce energy and maintenance costs.

  • Drives for winding and unwinding in industry
    Drives for winding and unwinding in industry

    For lower energy consumption, increased performance, smooth ramping, and high reliability, use variable speed control for winders and unwinders.

  • Danfoss DC Backup
    Industrial DC backup ensures no more voltage dips

    Maximum uptime is a key factor in complex industrial production lines, which makes them vulnerable to grid instability. Some applications also demand continuous running or controlled ramp down, which must be maintained even during a grid disturbance.

Success stories

  • Turbine at Natel Energy
    Natel Energy decarbonizes electricity production through reliable hydropower systems with the help of VACON® AC Drives

    Natel Energy brings state-of-the-art technology to the renewable energy market with an environmentally friendly and widely distributable hydropower generation system featuring an innovative new turbine design—Danfoss technology helps bring it to commercialization.

  • 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.

  • Holcim Cement
    Cement Plant Realizes Solid Energy Savings with Variable Frequency Drives

     Holcim (US) engaged Danfoss for advanced variable frequency drive technology to assist in making its manufacturing site one of the most energy-efficient cement plants in the world.

  • 33 kW/h energy savings at Alaskan mine
    33 kW/h energy savings at Alaskan mine

    When a VACON® NXS drive was installed on a test fan in this Alaskan mine, the energy savings equated to 33 kW/h or annual savings of USD 100,000 for generator power.

  • 30% energy reduction for Yamana Gold
    30% energy reduction for Yamana Gold

    VACON® AC drives improve the operation of underground ventilation and pumping systems and cut energy consumption of many application processes.

  • Minimal energy use at Shanxi Zhongxi Cement
    Minimal energy use at Shanxi Zhongxi Cement

    VLT® Drives move a 10.5-km-long conveyor belt. Load sharing between drives transfers energy from downhill segments to the uphill parts.

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® AQUA Drive FC 202
    VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202

    Maximum energy efficiency for both water /wastewater and Industrial pump/fan applications

  • 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.

  • VACON® NXP Air Cooled
    VACON® NXP Air Cooled

    Designed for a broad range of demanding applications, focusing on higher power sizes and system drives.