A common struggle facing industrial users is getting a new production line connected to the plant network. Plant network switches are often hundreds of feet away from the equipment. Many users bring in outside electrical contractors to run the CAT5/CAT6 (or even fiber optic) cabling. One alternative to running cable all over the plant is to connect the equipment to the plant’s existing WiFi network, which is made easy with Phoenix Contact's FL WLAN 1101.
When it comes to variable frequency drives (VFDs), a lot of us might shy away from looking into the details, worrying that they’re too technical to understand. However, this article simplifies what a VFD is and how it benefits you. This way you’re not in the dark about a great value-add and energy-saving solution.