Process Control’s General Manager, Dana Darley, has written an article on the costs and payback for a typical variable speed drive upgrade for vacuum conveying equipment. This article will be published in the February issue of Plastics Engineering. Make sure to pick up a copy of the February issue to learn about how you can save with an upgrade for your conveying system.
VF Series Vacuum Pump with variable speed drive at our Atlanta, GA showroom
The vacuum system in Process Control’s showroom [Atlanta, GA] has recently been upgraded with a 10HP VF Series Vacuum Pump fitted with a variable speed drive. The drive has the ability to slow down or speed up the pump to match the conveying requirements for each vacuum receiver station. By controlling the speed, not only does the drive allow the user to save energy, but it helps keep the material undamaged during the conveying process. The pump can also be slowed down during idle time to further save energy. The conveying speeds are easily controlled through PCC’s Director Sequencing panel [as seen in the images below].
Director Sequencing Panel with Vacuum Pump Controls
Director Sequencing Panel with Vacuum Receiver Controls