Mixer manufacturer opts for new VFD


A US mixer manufacturer has switched to Invertek Drives variable frequency drives (VFD) for use on its electric motor products because of their ‘reliability and ease of commissioning.’

MXD Process designs and manufactures mixers used in the production of liquid processing solutions.

They worked with Smith Automation, one of Invertek Drives USA’s Sales Reps, to identify a solution using the Optidrive E3 and Optidrive P2 range of drives.

The varying size of its mixers, from small lab stirrers to industrial mixing tanks, meant a range of VFD frame sizes and power ratings would be needed to integrate with them.

The range of environments they operate in also meant they needed IP66 / NEMA 4X enclosures, which are available in frame sizes one to four and a power range up to 22kW / 30HP. The drives are also available in single and three-phase.

Kevin Royer of MXD Process said several factors convinced them to choose the Optidrive VFDs: “We were impressed at the quality and reliability of the Optidrives during testing. The drives are good value and easy to work with from a wiring and commissioning perspective. They fit the same physical space as our previous drives, requiring little more than new mounting holes to implement.”



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