Benefits of VFDs in the dairy industry on show at Dairy-Tech

Energy savings and reduced operating costs are just some of the key benefits that variable frequency drive (VFD) technology is achieving in the highly competitive dairy industry.

With margins in milk production at a premium, the ability to keep running costs low is a significant consideration for dairy producers – from farmers through to large scale dairy production companies.

The benefits of Invertek Drives Optidrive VFDs to the industry will be on show at this year’s Dairy-Tech exhibition at Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, UK, (Hall 3, Stand P37 - 5 February 2020) through Motor Control Warehouse, one of its sales partners in the UK, who are exhibiting at the event.

Significant energy savings

“Most aspects of dairy production can benefit significantly from VFD technology. From raw milk handling, separation and pasteurisation, to ventilation, packaging and cleaning,” said Nick Thorne, Global Sales Manager at Invertek.

“The control of pumps and motors used for liquid handling, separators, conveyors, packaging and ventilation can achieve energy savings of between 25 and 50 per cent alone by using VFDs.

Accurate and intelligent control

“This is achieved by accurately and intelligently controlling the speed to match the demand of the process. As a result, motors are not always running at full speed, and pumps are not working at maximum flow levels when they don’t need to be.

“This not only reduces energy use but cuts maintenance costs and associated downtime in production, making considerable savings as a result.”

VFDs such as the Optidrive Eco, designed specifically for intelligent pump control with its Optiflow system, Optidrive E3 and the high-performance Optidrive P2 are ideal for all aspects of dairy production.

Representatives of Invertek Drives and Motor Control Warehouse will be at Hall 3 Stand P37 to discuss VFD motor and pump control within the industry.

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