EDISON, N.J. — 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. The complete series includes 208V, 460V, and 575V panels and is designed to provide ease of installation, start-up, and field troubleshooting.

“We’re excited to complete final assembly on our new FRENIC-HVAC Combination VFDs right here in our Virginia factory,” said David Schrader, general manager for Fuji Electric Corp. of America. “These panels are suitable for a variety of applications, and local production means we are able to remain agile and modify the product as needed to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

The FRENIC-HVAC Combination VFDs include “as-built” CAD drawings and are said to be ideal for applications ranging from food processing to pump control. Compatible with 22 or 30mm HMI devices, these UL-certified panels offer convenient cable entry options and come standard with a three-year warranty.

Fuji Electric opened its new 37,000-square-foot engineering and assembly facility in Roanoke, Virginia, in 2015 with a focus on assembly of its variable speed drive custom panels, uninterruptible power systems (UPS), and auxiliary power systems (APS). The company said this is its latest move to grow and expand its business activities in the U.S., as it will allow Fuji Electric to respond more quickly to local market conditions and reduce lead time on product shipments.

For more information, visit www.americas.fujielectric.com/components/drives.

Publication date: 1/14/2016

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