Medium-voltage drives are often exposed to extreme stresses that can cause wear and tear over their lifetime. Without regular maintenance, damage often goes undetected until an equipment failure. Learn more about addressing these challenges with innovative condition-based monitoring to ensure unparalleled reliability, availability and enhanced maintenance. Take a look at the technology based on feedback obtained from real-time sensors that are integrated into the drive system. Some of the conditions monitored by these integral sensors include, but are not limited to:
- ambient temperature
- presence of chemicals like hydrogen sulfide, among others
- IR sensors to detect hot spots for customer connections
All of these factors impact the life and performance of medium-voltage drive equipment. This unique approach to VFD design allows users to identify potential failures early, prioritize their maintenance and maximize plant uptime by extending equipment life and performance.
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R&D Department Manager
Siemens Large Drives Applications
Kevin Wissner is the R&D department manager at Siemens Large Drives Applications with more than 15 years of experience with medium voltage drives. He earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering and a minor in economics at Case Western Reserve University and is a licensed professional engineer in power electronics and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).