Top Benefits of Solid State Frequency Converters

by | Feb 7, 2023 | Blog

If you work in an industry that uses equipment and technology from multiple regions, it helps to have a frequency converter. Converters allow us to safely operate equipment at different frequencies by converting everything to a single- or three-phase power system. Depending on what field you work in, you may use either a rotary or static converter. Here are some of the top benefits of solid state frequency converters and why they may be the ideal tool for your workplace.

Lightweight and Transportable

Static or solid state converters are often a better choice for laboratories, research stations, and other places with individual work zones. Because many people may need to use the converter for different projects, static converters are typically smaller, more lightweight, and easier to move from station to station. Rotary models are generally heavier and require a bolted installation in a designated area.

Easier To Maintain

One of the top benefits of solid state frequency converters is that they’re much easier to maintain. Rotary converters generally have more moving parts that need maintenance and replacement, such as belts, fans, and bearings. Solid state converters have fewer moving parts and operate more digitally. Standard care for a static frequency converter mostly ensures that the fans and exhaust ports are free of dust and other obstructions.

More Energy Efficient

The overall efficiency of the two main types of frequency converters may vary depending on the load size. Static converters are compatible with inductive, capacitive, resistive, and non-linear loads and operate with a pure and stable sine wave output. These factors make them a good choice for facilities that require lots of energy while maintaining a safe and steady power flow. Another notable benefit of solid state converters is that they’re quieter and create less movement than rotary converters, making them ideal for areas where silence and a steady hand are more suitable.

Visicomm Industries is here to help you learn more about solid state frequency converters, what they have to offer, and how to use them in workplace settings. We have several helpful guides and product information on all forms of frequency converters. For more details, contact us anytime, and a member of our team will be happy to provide you with additional information.