Motors & Motion
GE offers AF-600 F11 Redundant Drive
By Alyssa Dalton
September 12, 2011 – GE claims its new AF-600 F11 Redundant Drive provides facility owners, operators and maintenance personnel with a one-stop solution that delivers the full benefits, performance and features of variable-speed drives without the downtime or expense of changing out drives manually. The product is ideal for applications where a full- or reduced-voltage bypass cannot be used because the control and functionality of an adjustable-speed drive is always required, says GE. In most cases, start-up of its panel for fan and pump applications can be completed in less than five minutes – and the drive’s hot-pluggable removable keypad eliminates the need for duplicate programming, it adds.