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Flux Drive 08ASD (Adjustable Speed Drive)

Article-Flux Drive 08ASD (Adjustable Speed Drive)

Flux Drive 08ASD (Adjustable Speed Drive)

The Flux Drive 08ASD (adjustable speed drive) is a mechanical power-transmission device that provides soft-start and variable speed (energy savings) to centrifugal load applications such as pumps and blowers. The unit is made up of two components - an induction rotor and a magnetic assembly. Adjustable speed is achieved by controlling the overlap of an organized magnetic array, as it spins around an induction rotor. When the magnetic assembly and the rotor are disengaged, slip increases and the output speed decreases. As the magnetic assembly and the rotor are full engaged, the torque increases to 98.5 percent of the input speed. It offers up to 30-50 percent energy savings ; reduces power required to operate at variable speed (compared to VFD's); eliminates damaging harmonic frequencies; eliminates the need to install electronic filtering devices; reduces cost of specialized personal to install, tune and maintain the speed control device; handles speed control on Low, Med and High voltage applications without requiring step down transformers or filters; offers cost-effective operations in harsh environments (saltwater, gases, etc.). Power Transmission is across an air-gap, therefore no touching parts to wear out. The Flux Drive product uses a unique patented magnetic circuit that is created by combining induction rotor technology and permanent magnets to create a constant magnetic flux current that closely follows motor theory and scaling. The company says this technology is not associated with the older eddy current technology which is found in other magnetic couplings. The constant magnetic circuit operates at higher torque and horse power in a smaller footprint with less slip than other magnetic couplings.

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