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The Danfoss Drives Glossary

Technical terms on Danfoss Discover Drives briefly explained

Danfoss Discover Drives gives you a quick insight into many applications, practical solutions and trends in modern drive solutions. So it is only natural that we also use the necessary and common technical terms for many of the articles, which the specialists from the individual segments of industry, building, food or water and waste water technology use. However, in order to make it easier for everyone to understand and also to provide a uniform definition of how we at Danfoss use the terms on our pages, we use this glossary to briefly explain them.

For a more detailed description of the definition and use of the terms used on our Discover Drives page and, if necessary, further links to individual technical terms, simply click on the term in the text. The click takes you to a page with extended information including any graphics and links to other pages.

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  • frequency converter
    A frequency converter is an electronic device used to adjust the speed of an induction, PM, or synchronous reluctance motor. This leads to the following advantages: Improved process control Lower energy consumption and efficient power generation Less mechanical stress on motors and equipment Optimized operation of various applications with electric motors Frequency frequency converters can also use energy from natural and renewable sources such as sun, wind(...) -> learn more
  • Power-to-X
    Power-to-X describes the possibility of storing excess electricity by converting the electrical energy into gas, synthetic fuels or solids. If necessary, these stored substances can then be converted back into electrical energy and used. What does Power-to-X mean in practice? Power-to-X includes all processes that convert electricity into chemical energy carriers (storage), into fuels (mobility) or raw materials (e.g. for use in(...) -> learn more
  • VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302
    The VLT® AutomationDrive - more modular frequency converter for almost all industrial applications. With its integrated intelligence, it ensures maximum efficiency and high reliability in production lines and systems. VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 - versatile, reliable and powerful The modular frequency converter is ideal for almost all applications in industry, but also in other segments such as buildings or municipal infrastructure. The robust converter works(...) -> learn more