About Danfoss Drives

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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 fingertips – and backing from a partner whose legacy has been built on decades of passion and experience – your journey to a better future is only just beginning.

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.

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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.

iC7 series: Rethinking drives

With more than 1,000 researchers focusing every effort into breaking new ground, we’ve been able to create AC drives that are smaller and better performing than anything you’ve ever seen — and packed with even more power, quality and reliability.

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MyDrive® Suite

MyDrive® Suite: Find your software fast

Need to validate performance, select and dimension, or customize your drive? Or need to commission, setup, or service? Find every digital tool that you need for VLT® and VACON® drives and converters, in MyDrive® Suite. Here you can also download firmware for your drive, and watch videos explaining how best to use the digital tools.

Find every digital tool that you need for your Danfoss drives and converters, in MyDrive® Suite.

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.

 

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

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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.

 

 

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.

 

Danfoss Drives events 

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    Meet us at EnergyWeek in Vaasa
    11 - 14 March, 2024, Conferences, Trade shows, Livestreams, Vaasa, Finland

    The annual EnergyWeek gathers energy enthusiasts from all over the world to share information, hear about the latest news and most interesting cases, extend their networks and do business. Energy Week focuses on renewable energies, smart energy, gas energy and energy storage. Topics of interest include digitalization, batteries and storage, circular economy, future smart cities, energy regulation, business and innovation.

    EnergyWeek takes place in Vaasa City Hall 11-14 March.