Waukegan, IL. The Drives & Motion Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. expands the Single Phase Converter (SPC) product line up to 125 HP at 460V and 60 HP at 230V.
The SPC converts single-phase power to DC power for use by Yaskawa variable frequency drives. The SPC is the solution to the biggest problems facing business owners that power medium-sized motors in rural areas. They can be faced with high costs to run three-phase power, limited single-phase motor options, and a wide range of quality issues.
Enabling rural applications such as agriculture, lumber mills, oil & gas, and pumping to utilize three-phase variable speed control offers a host of new possibilities to their businesses. Three-phase motors are typically more efficient than their single-phase counterparts and more readily available. Adding variable speed control of three-phase motors offers a host of advantages: improved process control and quality, minimized energy consumption, and reduced maintenance.
The Single Phase Converter’s active power regulator insures minimal stress on the power grid, boasting less than 10 percent current distortion and 0.99 power factor at rated load. Combining a low harmonic solution with a soft starting variable frequency drive typically allows the opportunity to downsize transformers and decrease installation costs. The SPC utilizes the same components found in a variable frequency drive, which significantly reduces maintenance time and expenses.
Jason Wellnitz, product manager for Yaskawa’s Single Phase Converter and pump drives, stated, “We are proud to continue with Yaskawa’s history of introducing innovative products to motor control applications. We listened to our customers and hope we delivered on their needs.” The SPC is available in 230 VAC models from 20 to 60 HP and 460 VAC models from 30 to 125 HP.