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Brother Gearmotors expands portfolio with optimized VFDs from American Control Electronics

American Control Electronics (ACE) has partnered with Brother Gearmotors, a division of Brother International Corp.m which will offer ACE’s premium selection of variable frequency drives (VFDs).

The VFDs are offered as a product add-on to Brother’s portfolio of ultra-reliable, sub-fractional AC gearmotors and reducers.

OEM customers benefit by having easy access to an optimised VFD for the Brother sub-fractional power range, instead of purchasing an off-the-shelf VFD that may not be the ideal fit for the application.

For example, a customer that buys a sub-fractional HP (1/100th to 1/6th HP) gear motor may have to choose a VFD rated for ¼HP.

“We already had a successful OEM-based VFD platform, and were able to optimise our VFD for the Brother sub-fractional power range, all the while providing a smaller footprint and a competitive price,” said Dan Schnabel, president at ACE.

ACE’s microprocessor-based VFDs control AC motor speed and torque by varying input frequency and voltage, which allows for more precise speed control and reduced energy consumption.

VFDs are particularly suitable for gear motors in machines found in sectors including packing, materials handling, food processing, and industrial applications.