Frank J. Bartos, Contorl Engineering


Mechatronics and Motion Control December 1, 2000

Integrated Motor-Drives Seek Wider Market, User Acceptance

Much fanfare marked the marriage of ac induction motors and variable-frequency drives (VFDs) when these integrated packages became readily available in the marketplace over five years ago. A few integrated products were offered even earlier (see Who was first...? sidebar). However, convergence of the two technologies became practical in the mid-1990s and continues today.

By Frank J. Bartos, Contorl Engineering
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