Aug 04, 2020

Understanding the Ins & Outs of Using a Drive as a Sensor

Understanding the Ins & Outs of Using a Drive as a Sensor

In May 2020, WWD published the article “Drive as a Sensor” about how developments in and technology for variable speed drives have improved so the equipment can also act as a sensor. Joe Halliday, U.S. market water team business development director for Danfoss, discusses how these advancements came to be and what the data from the drives can tell an operator or plant manager about the pumps and motors in their system. Motor stator winding health, load envelope and vibration analysis are all possible data points that these units can capture and share with users.

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