Kundinger is now partnered with Yaskawa, adding the company’s variable-frequency drives (VFDs) to its portfolio of product offerings.

With 45% of the world’s electrical use being consumed by AC electric motors, Yaskawa VFDs are an efficient way to power your motor. They regulate speed by making sure that only the amount of energy needed for handling the load is consumed by the motor. This makes them much more energy-efficient than on/off motors and can result in significant energy savings and reduced wear and tear on the equipment.

Not only will you see a return on investment in your energy bill, but you’ll also save on maintenance costs. Yaskawa produces long-lasting drives; they are tested during the design and production phases to ensure they can operate maintenance free for 10 years.

Programming of Yaskawa VFDs does not require main power. With a USB connection and free software, configuration is easy – even for someone with no controls engineering experience.

“With Yaskawa VFDs we are expanding our portfolio of VFD offerings in a cutting-edge way. No-power programming and the ability to configure right from a smart device makes these drives really desirable,” explained Paul Kundinger, president of Kundinger. “Because the VFDs integrate so well with many control system protocols, we’ll be able to provide efficiency and savings for many customers in a way haven’t been able to before.”

Yaskawa drives seamlessly integrate with the following control system protocols:

  • DeviceNet & Ethernet/IP
  • EtherCAT
  • Ethernet Powerlink
  • CC-Link
  • CANOpen
  • Modbus
  • Mechatrolink
  • Profibus/net

The Yaskawa GA800 and GA500 drives can be used in a multitude of applications including, but not limited to, compressors, extruders, industrial fans, CNC machines and material handling.

Yaskawa’s VFDs can run multiple motor types with a wide power range including induction, permanent magnet, and synchronous reluctance motors.

In addition to the sustainability and efficiency benefits, these VFDs include several features that make the product intuitive to use:

  • Color-coded keypad
  • LED status ring
  • Mobile app
  • Variety of mounting methods

If you’re ready to start saving energy and money, let Kundinger find the perfect Yaskawa drive for your application. Email us at sales@kundinger.com or fill out the form at kundinger.com/contact-us.