About Danfoss Drives

About Danfoss Drives

Danfoss Drives is a global leader in AC/DC and DC/DC power conversion, as well as variable
speed control for electric motors. With the world’s largest portfolio of power converters, VLT® drives, and VACON® drives at your

We are driven by drives

Every day we work to achieve more with less. Backed by years of industry experience and a guarantee to solve every challenge customers throw our way – so we can deliver solutions that will meet all your connectivity needs while helping you create an electric motor or power conversion system that is more energy efficient, intelligent and precise.

What is an AC drive?

An AC drive is the key to controlling the speed of an electric motor. Learn more about how our AC drives could help you enhance process control, reduce energy usage, decrease mechanical stress on motor control applications, and so much more.

Driving megatrends

We’re using intelligent, electrified and energy-efficient solutions to help build a better future. Where people can live in sustainable cities without compromising on comfort. Where we can help minimize the impact of a growing global population, urbanization and climate change by enabling our customers to optimize food production and electrified transportation via the power of renewable energy. And as our needs continue to grow, we’ll continue pushing ourselves to better serve you – while staying at the forefront of sustainable innovation.

Our goal is your success

At Danfoss Drives we have more than 4,700 experts working towards one goal: to drive the world – and your business – forward. Whether you need to improve uptime in your production facility or minimize how much energy you use. Everything is possible – if you work with a partner who knows you and your industry inside out. A partner more than capable of directing your business down a smarter, more sustainable path.

The best food plants are powered by Danfoss Drives

To thrive in today’s world, you need a food plant that can be scaled up quickly and efficiently. That’s why we’ve made sure our powerful, smart and highly compact drives can be adapted to your exact requirements. No matter your area of focus or the level of AC motor speed control you’re aiming for.

Danfoss Drives events 

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    On demand - Condition-based monitoring with intelligent drives
    27 April - 31 December, 2021, Webinars, online

    Did you know that you can use your drive to monitor the condition of an application, and get early warnings to avoid machine outages? Using intelligent drives with embedded condition-based monitoring ability, you get the right information at the right time, so you can detect faults earlier. You can plan ahead and reduce costs significantly – saving unexpected downtime and even reducing your spare parts stock.

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    27 April - 31 December, 2021, Webinars, Online

    Curious about the connection between electrification and the climate goals? As our world transitions increasingly to electric power, global energy systems are decarbonating. We are witnessing the dawn of a new age of hybridization, renewables and intelligent power supply using energy storage. In practical terms this means we need new solutions: demand shifting, flexible demand, sector coupling and smart grid power conversion.

     

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    27 April - 31 December, 2021, Webinars

    Need to optimize your crane performance? Which drives serve your crane application best? With the right application-dedicated features, you are well equipped to optimize your crane performance using AC drives. Learn about integrated functional safety features, sensorless anti-sway for high stability, how to harness regenerative power, and more.

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Danfoss Drives – FAQ

An AC drive is a device used to control the speed of an electric motor in order to: 

enhance process control
reduce energy usage 
decrease mechanical stress on motor control applications
optimize the performance of applications that rely on electric motors
 

Your operation runs on a complex system that consists of many dynamic parts, meaning it requires a great level of control to operate smoothly: whether that comes in the form of motion control, motor speed control, servo motion control or otherwise. And so, with the right drives, bring greater intelligence and efficiency to your operations for an overall better performance.

 

Check out a selection below:

Low-harmonic drives
Intelligent drives
Low-voltage single- and three-phase drives
Medium-voltage drives
Decentral drives
Motion drives

By working with different voltages and frequencies, drives can control the speed of electric motors to align with load demand – instead of running at full speed at all times. In essence, this makes it possible to enhance process control, reduce energy usage and optimize the performance of motor control applications.

A variable frequency drive (VFD) controls electric motors by using a range of voltages and frequencies. VFDs also have the capacity to control ramp-up and ramp-down when a motor is either starting up or stopping.

 

Today you can find a wide range of VFDs, with single-phase and three-phase varieties in particular having evolved to suit a number of applications. Drives also differ when it comes to the methods used to control frequency and voltage, with some relying on harmonic mitigation technology to function.

 

Learn more about our harmonic mitigation solutions here.

 

Increasingly, energy storage is being used to create hybrid solutions such as DC/DC converters, which help improve performance by optimizing energy. Although there are various energy storage methods available, decreasing battery costs and increasing energy density have made battery utilization the fastest growing and most easily integrated storage medium available today. With a DC/DC converter you can connect to a wealth of sources including batteries, super capacitors, fuel cells, solar panels and the like.