Choosing between a VSD and a Soft Starter

Choosing between a VSD and a Soft Starter Soft Starters utilise silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) to perform phase angle control, while Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) use insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) to perform pulse-width-modulation (PWM) control. VSD technology continues to evolve, while … Continued

EMHEATER Business and Product Listing Platforms

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EMHEATER Business and Product Listing Platforms For EMHEATER business listings and adverts, please see the list of links to the various platforms below: OLX Variable Speed Drives Soft Starters Solar Drives (for Water Pumps) Servo Drives Gumtree Variable Speed Drives … Continued

ESKOM Fact Sheet: Lower your farm’s irrigation costs with Variable Speed Drives

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The electric motors that drive pumps on irrigation systems are extremely energy-intensive, making irrigation systems one of the largest consumers of electricity on South African farms. Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) can reduce energy consumption at the pumping plant by regulating … Continued

ESKOM Fact Sheet: Reduce the cost of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in commercial buildings with Variable Speed Drives

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By virtue of their energy intensiveness, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems account for a large percentage of companies’ energy costs. Continued misuse can dramatically impact on the effectiveness of companies’ energy-saving projects and initiatives, which are mostly driven … Continued

ESKOM Fact Sheet: Reduce motor and pump costs in oil, gas and petrochemical plants with Variable Speed Drives

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Many applications in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries rely on motor driven pumps and pumping systems that are energy-intensive. Installing Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) on motor driven equipment can be an effective energy and operating cost saving measure for … Continued

ESKOM Fact Sheet: Reducing energy costs in horticulture with Variable Speed Drives

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Because of the growing consciousness of the enormous challenges of feeding the world’s expanding population in future, the concepts “farm to the fork” and “farm for the future” are extremely important. Both concepts place the emphasis on the sustainable use … Continued

Single-Phase To 3-Phase Converters

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Single-Phase To 3-Phase Converters If you have a 3-Phase motor/device and do not have ready access to 3-Phase power, there are workarounds you can use to get your equipment properly powered. Numerous types of 3-Phase converters are available. These units … Continued

Advantages of using a Variable Speed Drive (VSD)

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Advantages of using a Variable Speed Drive (VSD) A Variable Speed Drive (VSD) is also called a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), Adjustable Speed Drive, Adjustable Frequency Drive, AC Drive, Microdrive or Inverter. A VSD is a type of motor controller … Continued

Advantages of using a Solar Drive (for Water Pumps)

Advantages of using a Solar Drive (for Water Pumps) Solar Drives for surface and borehole pumps are ideal for use in South Africa which gets plenty of sunshine. Solar Drives for water pumps are a popular choice for converting an … Continued

What is a Solar Drive (for Water Pumps)?

Solar Drives (for water pumps) provides an energy efficient, environmentally friendly way to pump water for a variety of purposes (Irrigation of land, domestic/community water supply, fish farming, livestock, swimming pool, fountain, drip irrigation & sprinkler, industrial application, swimming pool, … Continued

Kragdag Ekspo 2020

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Die KragDag Ekspo wat jaarliks in Augustus gehou word (weens COVID-19 gaan dit in Desember wees hierdie jaar), is die hoogtepunt op die KragDag-kalender en bied ’n uitstalkas vir energie- en ander selfstandigheidsoplossings. Dit sluit ’n Opvoedkunde sub-ekspo, Entrepreneurskap en … Continued

What is a Variable Speed Drive?

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Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) are also known as Adjustable Speed Drives, Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), Adjustable Frequency Drives, Inverter Drives, Microdrives or AC Drives. These drives are an excellent method for controlling motor speed in response to varying process demands. … Continued