A variable frequency drive is an electronic device that allows you to start, stop, and control the speed of a three phase motor. It is also a motor starter as it is equipped with overload protection. Read more »
What is the difference between a 'new surplus' motor and a 'factory new' motor?
Our New Surplus electric motors and drives are new and unused overstock or discontinued items offered at lower prices and come with our 90-day warranty.
Factory New products are competitively priced and come with a manufacturers warranty.
Variable frequency drives (VFDs or inverters) now play an important part in major industry.
Within the last 10 years they have been perfected to control and vary the speed of 3 phase electric motors. They serve many purposes, besides speed control. Homeowners and hobbyist alike, who have lathes or milling machines with a 3 phase motor, usually don't have 3 phase power to operate. These VFDs (instead of using a rotary phase converter) can now be used to convert single phase power to 3 phase power. Read more »
This can be used with an AC electrical motor to temporarily reduce the load and torque in the power train and electric current surge of the motor during start-up.
Factory New with Manufacturer 18 Month Warranty
FL Amps: 171
Dimensions (in.) H x W x D: 10.9 x 8.6 x 8.7
Built-in run rated (AC1) by-pass contactor
Significant reduction of mechanical stresses through the coupling and transmission devices (gearboxes; pulleys; gears; conveyors) during the start
Increases motor and machine mechanical equipment lifetime due to the elimination of mechanical shock
Built-in electronic thermal relay
Applications: Chemical and Petrochemical; Plastic and Rubber; Pulp and Paper; Sugar and Alcohol; Beverages; Cement and Mining; Food and Beverage; Textile; Metallurgy; Ceramics; Glass; Refrigeration; Wood; Sanitation; Load Transportation; Pumps and Fans