The move to Smart Buildings is well underway and building managers worldwide are looking for energy efficient solutions that are reliable, self-diagnostic, and communicative to provide maximum comfort at minimal cost.
Network enabled VFDs offer an efficient and effective alternative to traditional mechanical damper systems. Since building systems are sized for peak load conditions, pump and fan motors use more energy than necessary during most of their operating hours. Variable frequency drives allow the use of energy as demand increases, and only in the amounts necessary.
Additionally, using VFDs in air handlers, pumps, chillers, and tower fans not only saves energy, but reduces motor starting current, thermal and mechanical stresses on motors and belts during starts. This means less maintenance, a higher power factor, and lower kVA. Most importantly, VFD packaging must be environmentally robust to survive wide temperature swings and variable installation conditions.
For a complete range of HVAC solutions, from air handling to cooling towers, chillers or industrial pumps, Mitsubishi Electric has the best fit for your application. Simplify the design process and take the guess work out of the interoperability between drives and compressors with PowerGate matched offerings.
Standardizing on the flexible FR-F800 Series platform of inverters, we paired our most adaptable solution to flawlessly operate a number of HVAC components including rotary and scroll type compressors out of the box. Our paired solutions have gone through an exhaustive battery of testing, validation, and benchmarking so you don’t have to re-engineer the wheel all over again. Leverage our industry experience to reduce your time to market while decreasing your engineering time and effort.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation Introduces HVAC Bypass Controller
Combining motor control, energy efficiency and reliability in a compact design, the new PowerGate H Series “slimline” bypass controller from Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. provides a single, scalable, off–the–shelf fan and pump control solution for the HVAC market.
FR-A800-E & FR-F800-E All-in-One VFDs Now Offer Ethernet Connectivity as a Standard Feature
In a move to give plant managers and engineering managers an edge in the highly competitive manufacturing market, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., announced the introduction of Ethernet-connected versions of its popular FR-A800 and FR-F800 Series variable frequency drives (VFDs). The new FR-A800-E and FR-F800-E VFDs provide Ethernet connectivity as a standard feature, allowing the drives to be connected directly to automation equipment and plant information management systems.