VFD Monitoring – Step towards Predictive maintenance
Enture is a comprehensive platform for VFD monitoring and analytics. Seamlessly monitor error code and alarms, power, speed, torque, heat sink temperature, motor current and speed, frequency, voltage and other critical parameters. Its interoperability and scalability helps in monitoring and processing data from various OEM VFDs via standrad industrial protocals.
What is VFD
A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is a type of motor controller that drives an electric motor by varying the frequency and voltage supplied to the electric motor. Variable frequency drives are widely used to control the speed of AC motors, like conveyor systems, blower speeds, pump speeds, machine tool speeds, cooling systems, compressors, air handling units & other applications that require variable speed with variable torque.
Why should you monitor VFDs?
In today's rapidly evolving industrial landscape, efficiency and cost savings are paramount. One technology that has revolutionized the way we control electric motors and optimize energy consumption is Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).
75% of the assets in the industry are motors and VFD monitoring helps us in monitoring both motor’s and the VFD’s health. VFD monitoring helps in continuous tracking and analysis of Variable Frequency Drives' and Motor’s performance, parameters, and operating conditions; to fully harness the benefits of VFDs and ensure the longevity of both motor and VFD, VFD monitoring is an absolute necessity.
- Prevent Costly Downtime
- Downtime in industrial processes can lead to substantial financial losses. VFDs are integral to the smooth operation of motors, pumps, and fans. By monitoring VFDs, you can identify potential issues and irregularities before they escalate into costly breakdowns. This proactive approach allows for scheduled maintenance, reducing unplanned downtime and associated expenses.
- Optimize Energy Efficiency
- Energy consumption is a significant operating cost in industrial settings. VFDs are known for their ability to adjust motor speed according to load requirements, resulting in substantial energy savings. However, with proper monitoring, you unlock opportunities for further optimization. VFD monitoring allows you to fine-tune VFD settings, achieve optimal energy efficiency, and reduce energy bills.
- Extend Equipment Lifespan
- Industrial motors represent a significant investment. VFDs protect this investment by reducing wear and tear on motors and associated components. Monitoring VFDs helps detect abnormal operating conditions, preventing premature equipment failure and the need for costly replacements.
- Data-Driven Decision-Making
- In today's data-driven world, making informed decisions is key to success. VFD monitoring provides valuable insights into your equipment's performance over time. Identify trends, optimize processes, and make strategic decisions that enhance overall operational efficiency.
Enture platform benefits
- Interoperable platform and work with all OEMs for VFDs, Sensors, multifunction meters and other OTs via standard industrial protocols.
- No data loss with edge architecture. For cloud-based solutions the edge architecture at the factory or building premise ensures data is not lost due to internet connectivity issues.
- Process and analyze the collected data, raise alarms in case of variance. Insights for user to take data driven decisions for operations and maintenance.
- Customized dashboard and user specific views for focused data visualization. Enture provides no code platform to customize visualization and reporting for MIS or any compliance reporting.
- Use Enture APIs to integrate with 3rd party ERP systems such as Oracle, Microsoft, Sage, SAP and others.