Mitsubishi Introduces an Energy-Saving Variable-Frequency Drive

Mitsubishi Electric’s F800 Series variable-frequency drive precisely controls motor speeds with maximum energy savings

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Vernon Hills, Ill.August 11, 2015Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. introduces the F800 Series variable-frequency drive (VFD) for precise motor speed control with maximum energy savings. The low-voltage F800 is specifically designed to improve efficiency of air movement through heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

While the F800 is especially suitable for HVAC applications, including air handlers, cooling towers and pumps, this multi-functional F800 is also appropriate for pumps and fans within industrial applications. The F800 controls and supports multiple motor types, including alternating current (AC) induction and permanent magnet motors, eliminating the need to specify multiple VFDs to address various motor control needs. This versatility also makes it ideal for food and beverage, automotive, and water treatment industries.

 “The F800 is ideal for any motor control application that demands increased motor efficiency and energy savings,” said Chris Cusick, product manager, Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. “This new VFD is multi-functional, and can be used across various applications and motor types, so it is a smart solution for the differing needs of original equipment manufacturers, electrical contractors, systems integrators, and design and engineering consultants within HVAC and other industries.”

Using embedded motor control algorithms that optimize AC motor voltage and current based on the desired load, the F800 allows users to maximize motor usage and performance while saving energy. This drive series also includes energy-monitoring capabilities to capture and display actual energy usage.

The F800 includes on-board preventive maintenance to reduce unexpected downtime. There’s also an optional liquid crystal display (LCD) that provides accurate time-stamped logging and real-time clock scheduling functions. The F800 comes in traditional chassis style, large system/component style and is also available as a true turnkey bypass control solution. It is available in 200- and 400-volt classes.