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Posted: Oct 7, 2014
Categories: Motors and Drives
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Author: Jeff Zinn

Latest on the Lifecycle Status of PowerFlex Drives

With the recent release of the PowerFlex 750 and 520 series, many of you may be wondering about the Lifecycle of your other PowerFlex Drives.

Here we have provided the current Lifecycle Status of the PowerFlex Drives; you will see which of your Drives are still active and which ones you might want to consider reevaluating.

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Posted: Apr 7, 2014
Categories: Motors and Drives
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Author: Jeff Zinn

Why do you need VFD cables?

Here are some of the responses I hear when I ask what customers are using to connect a Variable Frequency Drive (PowerFlex 525, 40,70, 700, 755) to a motor:

  • We use THHN in pipe, or
  • We use shielded tray cable, or
  • We use a motor supply cable... when connecting a VFD to a motor.

There are many reasons why I do not recommend using any of the above, and instead recommend Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) cables, this includes:

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Posted: Oct 9, 2013
Categories: Motors and Drives
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Top Ten Takeaways

Aaron Osgood, Rockwell Automation Account Manager, recently attended a VFD 101 Seminar at Buckles-Smith Training Center in San Jose, CA. With just over one year of industry experience, Aaron has learned a ton about the electrical industry, specifically industrial automation, power and control. Aaron attended the VFD 101 Seminar and was kind enough to share with us his Top Ten Takeaways.

Buckles-Smith hosts its Industrial Automation 101 classes on a quarterly basis. Upcoming classes can be found on Buckles-Smith’s Online Seminar Schedule. Additionally, upon customer’s requests, Buckles-Smith will host seminars directly at a customer’s site. To schedule a seminar today, please email our Training Coordinator at training@buckles-smith.com.

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Buckles-Smith's Tech Blog features the latest news on industry technology and commentary from our resident experts.

You've got questions, we've got solutions. With ten application engineers on staff, Buckles-Smith's Tech Blog features the latest news on industry technology and commentary from our resident experts.

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