White paper - The Case for VFD Cable to Achieve System Reliability and Safety
In this White Paper:
Optimum operational performance and safety are critical in mission-critical industrial applications. Achieve these goals by learning new ways to enable more flexibility, prevent common causes of system downtime, and reduce costs with the proper VFD Cables.
- VFD cable applications & challenges
- Benefits of proper VFD cabling for maximizing uptime &increasing the life cycle of motor systems
- Key design elements of a robust VFD system
- Case for choosing NFPA79-compliant cables
“VFD applications have unique challenges when managing electrical current and other factors. Without proper planning, applications issues may arise including disrupted network communication, inaccurate process performance, power loss, motor failure and cable destruction.
“While there is no official standard for VFD cables, there are critical differences between actual VFD cabling and other cables marketed as VFD cables. Any manufacturer can classify any cable as a VFD cable. It is incumbent on the user to understand the construction requirements needed for a given application to select a suitable cable.”
“It's possible to have high copper content, proper insulation thickness and enhanced flexibility within one cable. With finer cable stranding and the right choice of jacket materials, extreme flexibility is possible while simultaneously increasing copper surface area to reduce high frequency-loss and cable heating.”