It's been estimated that the world now produces 17% more food per person than 30 years ago*.
In part, this increase has been facilitated by the growing popularity of variable speed drives in the production process. Canning, drying, freezing, mixing, pumping and conveying have all been made more efficient, faster and cost-effective by the insertion of inverters. In short, their use with motor driven applications has changed the face of the industry.
Whether fitted by the OEM or retrospectively, VSDs have saved energy, controlled speed, reduced the impact of over-sizing and benefitted safety (mainly through the use of Safe Torque Off - STO and Safe Stop) - all whilst facilitating increased production targets. Read some of the success stories ABB variable speed drives have been responsible for in the food and beverage industry.