Drives for pumps in food and beverage applications

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Save on energy and water consumption with pump speed control

By reducing the average speed of the pump motor from 100% to 80%, you can save 50% on energy consumed. Reducing the average speed by 50% increases the savings to 80%. Implementing pump control with Danfoss drives can give you these energy savings, and also dramatically reduce water consumption in your operations.

For pumps, drives functionality such as the Cascade Controller distributes running hours evenly across all pumps. This keeps wear and tear on individual pumps to a minimum and ensures they continue to operate reliably. By optimizing the combustion efficiency of boilers, electricity and fuel consumption can be minimized. And the hydraulic performance of water-handling processes and the flow rate in feed water can be significantly improved by using AC drives.

Learn how drives reduce water consumption at Nestle Waters

The VLT® FlexConcept® was chosen to help Nestlé Waters fulfill their goal to optimize environmental sustainability and minimize energy consumption.

Products

  • VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202
    VLT® AQUA Drive FC 202
    Maximum energy efficiency for both water /wastewater and Industrial pump/fan applications
  • 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.

Case studies

  • Nestlé Waters reduces spare-part inventory by up to 70 %
    Nestlé Waters reduces spare-part inventory by up to 70 %
    Nestlé Waters chose the VLT® FlexConcept® to help fulfill their goal to optimize environmental sustainability and minimize energy consumption.
  • Up to 15% energy savings for Arla
    Up to 15% energy savings for Arla
    Highest quality lactose pays off – also for the end user
  • Arla Food saves 5–15% energy
    Arla Food saves 5–15% energy
    More than 600 VLT® AutomationDrives are controlling hundreds of pumps, fans and evaporators to save energy and reduce costs.