While there are still a significant number of single-speed motors still in operation, many OEMs are making a concerted move toward variable-speed equipment in order to meet a growing demand for higher efficiency. To help OEMs meet their goals, and to meet increasingly stringent motor efficiency regulations from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), motor and drive manufacturers have introduced their smartest, most efficient products yet.
Company has represented Danfoss in north and southeast Texas, now adds central Texas
February 1, 2016
HTS Texas, the Texas partner of one of the largest independent commercial HVAC manufacturers’ representatives in North America, announced it is expanding its partnership with Danfoss to supply variable frequency drives (VFDs) to now include the central Texas markets of San Antonio and Austin.
Units are designed to provide ease of installation, start-up, and field troubleshooting
January 14, 2016
Fuji Electric Corp. of America announced that it has begun manufacturing its FRENIC-HVAC Combination Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) in the company’s new factory in Roanoke, Virginia, in order to reduce turnaround time and customize panels to suit customers’ individual applications.
Technological advancements and regulatory policies aimed at improving energy efficiency are important factors
January 13, 2016
The global electric motor market was valued at $99.85 billion in 2014 and is expected to reach $141.7 billion by 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 percent from 2015 to 2022, according to a new report by Grand View Research.
Explains how to determine the types of load duty and related current ratings
January 12, 2016
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA ICS 61800-6 TR-2015, Adjustable Speed Electrical Power Drive Systems, Part 6: Guide for Determination of Types of Load Duty and Corresponding Current Ratings.
It covers ac electrical drive systems rated 600 volts or less
December 18, 2015
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced the publication of NEMA ICS 7.2-2015 Application Guide for AC Adjustable Speed Drive Systems. This guide assists users in proper selection and application of alternating current (ac) adjustable speed drive systems.
Blower motor breakdown can be the result of anything from old age to failed bearings, high amp draw, electrical failure in the windings, dirt accumulation, and more. Knowing how to troubleshoot and diagnose problems with these motors is an essential skill an HVAC technician must possess.
As the popularity of variable-speed technology increases, many manufacturers are bringing new products to market to meet consumer and OEM demands. Here are a few of the latest HVAC motor-related products available on the market.