across North America there are more and more manufacturers becoming
concerned about the quality of their plant power. According to
the department of energy, $40 billion is spent in the industrial sector
alone on electric power. This equates 5 to 30% of a manufacturers
total operating cost.
power quality can cause downtime, damage to equipment and ultimately
impact the cost of a company's electric bill through power factor and
harmonic penalties. Nonlinear loads, such as AC drives, produce
these undesirable harmonics. That is why we have designed a drive
package that removes harmonics on the AC line.
Phoenix DX Clean Power (18 Pulse) AC Drive meets IEEE 519-1992 for both
voltage and current harmonic distortion without the need for any
external filters no matter where the drive is placed in the plant.
This eliminates the need for an expensive and time consuming harmonic
Phoenix DX Clean Power drive can also be run off a motor/generator
power system. Since the Phoenix is an AC drive, there is an
advantage of having a total power factor of .99 throughout the entire
speed range and also reduced peak current inrush demand.