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Drive Component Overview: Precharge Board, Definition and Purpose

Drive Component Overview  In industrial automation, the term “drive” is often associated with motor drives, which are types of motor controllers described using various terms such as Variable Speed Drives (VSDs), Adjustable Speed Drives (ASDs), Inverter Drives, Adjustable Frequency Drives (AFD), Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs), AC Drives, Variable-Voltage Drives, …etc. However, even though these terms…

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VFD Troubleshooting Flowchart

A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD), also known as a Variable-Speed Drive (VSD), Adjustable-Frequency Drive (AFD), Frequency Converter (FC), Adjustable Speed Drive (ASD), Microdrive, AC drive, or an Inverter driver, is an electronic controller used to regulate the rotational speed of induction or synchronous electric motors. The VFD controls motor speed by varying the frequency of…

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PLC Troubleshooting Flowchart (and Explanation)

Programmable Logic Controllers are ruggedized computers, specially designed and built to operate reliably under harsh industrial environments. A typical PLC system consists of a processor (CPU), programmable memory, power supply, a user-defined program, I/O modules with associated circuitry, and a programming device with the necessary programming software. The programmable memory stores a series of instructions…

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PanelView vs VersaView

VersaView and PanelView are Allen-Bradley operator interfaces from Rockwell Automation, with similar functionalities as Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs). These graphic operator terminals combine HMI software and hardware to allow users to interact with a controller and the system being controlled. An HMI terminal can vary from a physical control panel with indicator lights and keypad buttons…

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