Pump Control: Soft Starters or Drives?

Soft starters and drives: Different applications require different functionalities. Learn various names for soft starters and variable frequency drives (VFDs). For pumps and other applications, when should you use a soft starter or variable frequency drive? How do they save energy?

A quiz is available after the video; a certificate of completion is available after the series.

The video features long-time automation trainer Doug Bell, Interconnecting Automation, and Eaton Corporation’s Kevin Trimmer, product manager for motor protection, and Tom Neuberger, product manager for variable frequency drives and soft starters. Sponsored by Eaton Corporation; produced by CFE Media publications, Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer, to be noncommercial and educational. Runtime is approximately 5:30 minutes.

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