Equip differently

Choosing a Danfoss AC drive gives you the power to configure, modify and combine it with any motor type, PLC and fieldbus. This allows you to match the drive to your specific application and to ensure you get the best mix of efficiency, speed and torque.

We offer:

  • Compliance with the motor you need
  • Compliance with the fieldbus you need
  • Outstanding harmonic solutions expertise
  • Innovation in energy storage projects

Motor compliance

Danfoss AC drives provide optimum control of the motors you need. This gives you the ultimate freedom to connect your AC drive to your choice of motor, and the confidence that the system will perform to the highest possible standards. Our focus on research and development puts us in the best position to offer different solutions as new technologies emerge. Read more in the blog post below »

Fieldbus compliance

Real-time information is becoming increasingly important in industrial automation and control systems. Danfoss AC drives have an extremely wide variety of communication protocols to select from. Regardless of your application or your preferred communication protocol, our drives integrate seamlessly into your chosen system to give you the highest levels of transparency in your production facilities. Read more in the blog post below »

Harmonics expertise

AC drives are often installed in applications alongside other highly sensitive electronic equipment. Particular care is required to minimize potential electromagnetic interference. Danfoss offers a wide range of mitigation solutions, such as built-in or external, active or passive harmonic filters that can keep total harmonic distortion (THDi) below 5%; perfect for hospitals or installations requiring long cables. Read more in the blog post below »

Energy storage innovations

Energy storage is key to balancing supply and demand when multiple energy sources are integrated into power generation systems. Danfoss is widening the scope of energy storage and developing solutions that focus on the optimization of energy consumption. We offer products, engineering and testing solutions for energy storage in diverse hybridization applications; all helping to save costs and stabilize energy supply.
Read more about hybridization below »

Cases

Read how our customers benefit from equipping differently in the case stories below.

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Hybrid ferries connect the city of Amsterdam nonstop

On Amsterdam’s IJ River, hybrid ferries are operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Powered by VACON® drives, they enjoy 24/7 uptime, smaller generator size, improved air quality, less noise and easy maneuverability.

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38% fuel savings and emission reductions

Using diesel-electric hybrid propulsion, with an integrated battery system on the DC link, enables CMAL’s new ferries to use 38% less fuel than conventional vessels.

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Powder mixing productivity triples
with wireless PROFINET

Dutch powder mix provider Huijbregts Groep installed VLT® AutomationDrives in their redesigned and highly automated mixing facility. This tripled productivity, improved quality 200% and ensured a safer work environment.

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Multi-biofuel district heating plant achieves 125% fuel utilization

As a dedicated AC-drive supplier, Danfoss software development is ongoing. Customizing the control algorithm in the drives in Hjørring District Heating to their SynRM motors enabled 125% fuel utilization performance.

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Four reasons why motor independence matters

The energy-efficiency discussion forces development of new motor technologies. Finding one that best fits your application is key. Our post discusses the benefits of choosing an AC drive that adapts to any motor technology.

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Fieldbus – exploiting the full potential of frequency converters

Many AC drives act only as speed controllers. Read our blog post to find out how, by using a fieldbus link, operators can access the drive’s intelligence and take advantage of useful functions and important system data.

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Drives vs. Noisy environments

Reducing harmonic distortion is important to improve efficiency, reduce downtime and save costs. Our blog post provides an introduction to available harmonic mitigation methods with particular reference to AC drives.

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What’s in it for you, when it comes to motor independence?

The energy-efficiency debate has stimulated motor innovation and drives technology.

Our in-depth article discusses the many different advantages of using a motor-independent AC drive together with your free choice of motor.

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Hybridization – Improve performance by making better use of energy

In the world of AC drives, hybridization can be summed up by introducing a means of energy storage into a system.

Read more to find out how this helps to reduce capital expenditure, operating costs and system downtime.

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Ecodesign Directive for Energy Related Products (ErP) 2009/125/EC

Energy-efficiency-related regulations and standards are gradually being intensified around the world. The Ecodesign Directive is the legislative framework that currently sets requirements on all energy-related products in the domestic, commercial and industrial sectors throughout the European Union.

Danfoss ecoSmart is an online tool that makes it easy to calculate IE and IES classes according to the EN 50598-2 standard.

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Keep your finger on the pulse

There are many great ways to make sure you are getting the latest information from Danfoss Drives.

You can read all our latest news articles from our website – we’ve listed the latest ones below. You can also follow us on all our social media channels – we’ve included our Twitter feed below, but we’re also posting regularly on LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. And then there’s our newsletter. Make sure you sign up following the link below.

News

2018

01

Feb

Press release

Danfoss supports new EU transparency rules in the drinking water sector

2017

21

Dec

Case study/Story

Battery retrofit saves fuel and improves air quality

2017

21

Dec

Business & Finance

Want to engineer the best possible AC-drive solutions? Do it differently

2017

15

Dec

Press release

Danfoss helps launching the worlds’ biggest crane ship

2017

13

Dec

Case study/Story

38% fuel savings and emission reductions for CMAL ferries

2017

13

Dec

Event

Great news! Danfoss wins Innovation of the Year Award!

2017

09

Dec

Case study/Story

Kolmeks integrates VACON® drives into VS in-line pump family

2017

27

Nov

Product news

35,000 downloads – the beauty of digitalization

2017

23

Nov

Product news

The new, improved VLT® AutomationDrive is consistently awesome

2017

09

Nov

Product news

VLT® filters boost VACON® 100 product offering

2017

02

Nov

Announcement, Event, Group news, Press release, Opinion

Appetite for destruction: to save the planet, we must fight food waste

2017

01

Nov

Event

Danfoss case sets international benchmark in the water industry

2017

01

Nov

Announcement, Group news, Press release

Danfoss acquires Visedo – a world-leading expert in electric solutions

2017

10

Oct

Announcement, Group news, Press release

Danfoss preparing for startup of power modules in NY

2017

10

Oct

Case study/Story

Coca-Cola FEMSA enjoys more uptime with DrivePro® services

2017

04

Oct

Application & Solution, Market news, Press release, Product news

Next Generation iSave 21 Plus - More Robust, New Flexibility

2017

04

Oct

Event

The media enjoyed a wave of innovative Danish solutions to the world’s water challenges

2017

03

Oct

Case study/Story

The recipe for precise actuator control is VLT® Midi Drive

2017

27

Sep

Application & Solution, Announcement, Business & Finance, Campaign, Climate & Energy, Group news, Product news

Explore heating in Danfoss City

2017

26

Sep

Case study/Story

Peroni Brewery selects VLT® FlexConcept® to optimize operating costs

2017

22

Sep

Announcement

Claus A. Petersen – new President of CEMEP

2017

22

Sep

Case study/Story

VLT® Midi Drive optimizes speed of rotation when destemming

2017

20

Sep

Product news

New version of VLT® Motion Control Tool MCT 10 available

2017

20

Sep

Group news, Press release

Danfoss Board Chairman receives Tianjin's highest honor

2017

19

Sep

Announcement

New Head of Sales appointed in Danfoss Drives

2017

18

Sep

Group news, Press release

Danfoss joins UN initiative to help solve the world’s cooling challenges

2017

15

Sep

Product news

New drive concept for the beverage industry receives rave reviews

2017

13

Sep

Event

13th anniversary of the Danfoss Motortour

2017

12

Sep

Press release

Welcome to radio silence in Danfoss

2017

11

Sep

Press release

New DC drive system for the beverage industry: VLT® FlexConcept Advanced™

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