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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 for many of the articles we also use the necessary and common technical terms used by the specialists from the individual segments of industry, building, food or water and wastewater technology. However, to make it easier for everyone to understand and also to provide a consistent definition of how we at Danfoss use the terms on our pages, we use this glossary to briefly explain them.

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  • In applications where there are no rapid load changes, the integrated inverter function can be used for Automatic Energy Optimization (AEO). Automatic adjustment of the magnetization level of the motor takes place after the application has reached the steady state of operation. With the reduction of the magnetization level and the motor current, the motor voltage and thus the energy consumption is also reduced. The average energy saving potential for small to medium size frequency(...)
  • A frequency converter is an electronic device used to adjust the speed of an asynchronous, PM or Sychron reluctance motor. This leads to the following advantages: Improvement of the process controlLower energy consumption and efficient power generationLess mechanical stress for motors and equipmentOptimized operation of various applications with electric motors Variable speed drives can also convert energy from natural and renewable sources, such as solar, wind or tidal, to feed into(...)
  • Power-to-X refers to the ability to store excess electricity by converting the electrical energy into gas, synthetic fuels or solids. If required, 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 (for use in the chemical industry, for example). However, this is only beneficial(...)
  • The VLT® AutomationDrive - modular frequency inverter for almost all applications in industry. With its integrated intelligence, it ensures maximum efficiency and high reliability in production lines and plants. VLT® AutomationDrive FC 302 - versatile, reliable and powerful The modular frequency converter is ideal for almost all applications in industry, but also other segments such as buildings or municipal infrastructure. The robust inverter operates efficiently and reliably, even in(...)