Nidec ASI - head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group – has unveiled its new medium-voltage variable frequency drive at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC).
The VFD AFE transformerless medium-voltage drives of the SVFH series are characterized by extremely high efficiency and can be connected quickly and directly to the grid.
By eliminating the transformer, Nidec has been able to make the drives 30% more compact and about 60% lighter than solutions incorporating a transformer, reducing not only energy consumption but also the use of metals difficult to dispose such as copper and iron.
Drives come with a dedicated app which can be installed on any smartphone, making it possible for the user to monitor system operation, schedule maintenance and guarantee immediate interventions even in remote mode, simplifying use for all operators, even the least expert.
"It is we who, with our daily actions and intuitions, are defining what our future and that of next generations will be like,” said Dominique Llonch, CEO of Nidec ASI and chairman of Nidec Industrial Solutions.
“This is why in Nidec ASI we ask ourselves every day what can and what must our contribution be to the energy transition towards tomorrow's world, which must be characterized by less consumption of raw materials and energy, if it is to be truly sustainable.
“This is why I am absolutely delighted to be able to present the VFD AFE drives, this new solution developed by our engineers, at ADIPEC because I am convinced that they will represent an essential element in the path towards the green and sustainable future of all industries around the world.”