Variable-Frequency Drive Training System

Designed to introduce variable frequency drive basics

The Variable-Frequency Drive Training System is a state-of-the-art training system specifically designed to introduce students to the basic principles of variable-frequency drives (VFDs). It provides a comprehensive, high-quality, and cost-effective solution to rapidly build student knowledge in VFDs and their motor applications. It is designed for portability and powered using a standard single-phase ac outlet.

Topic coverage:

  • Motor drives
  • Three-phase induction motor characteristics and operation
  • VFD characteristics and operation
  • VFD control circuits and advanced functions, such as acceleration and deceleration, motor braking, jogging, and protection
  • VFD load types and control methods
  • VFD installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Optional exercise about VFD operation with programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and human-machine interfaces (HMIs)


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Features & Benefits

  • Fully introduces students to all the important concepts of both variable-frequency drives and three-phase induction motors.
  • Comprises a modern Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 525 drive designed for the control of industrial motors.
  • The variable-frequency drive, the induction motor, and all the electrical and control components are easy to access and safe for student experimentation.
  • Powered using a standard single-phase ac outlet. Control components operate at a low voltage for student safety.
  • Includes six built-in faults that can be inserted using toggle switches, enabling students to test and improve their troubleshooting skills.
  • Training system enclosed in a rugged case fitted with sturdy wheels and a telescopic handle for easy transportation. The case also allows training systems to be conveniently stacked for storage.
  • Comprises student and instructor manuals that provide comprehensive theory presentations, guided easy-to-understand lab procedures, and review questions.
  • Complete, cost-efficient learning package
  • Estimated program duration: 20 hours
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