The Cost of Inadequate Training with Remote VFD Application

03 Mar 2023 Whitepaper, Automation

Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) have revolutionized the industrial world by providing an efficient way to control electric motor speed and torque. However, the widespread use of VFDs has also highlighted the importance of proper training for those responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting them.

While VFDs offer numerous benefits, not preparing ahead of time and getting trained on VFDs can end up costing much more in the long run. One of the most common issues that arise due to lack of training is communication problems, especially related to internet access. Without adequate training, personnel may not understand how to configure the communication settings, leading to communication errors that can significantly affect the performance of the VFDs.

When companies put VFDs into applications without proper training, they often encounter unexpected problems that require costly solutions. For instance, communication errors may lead to incorrect data transmission, which can result in the loss of important data, reduced productivity, and even costly downtime.

However, these problems can be avoided by using remote diagnostics. Remote diagnostics are a valuable tool that can help identify issues with VFDs before they cause significant damage. By using remote diagnostics, companies can save money by avoiding unnecessary repairs and downtime.

On the other hand, expenses go up when people are not fully trained. A lack of training can lead to personnel spending more time trying to troubleshoot problems, leading to higher labor costs. Moreover, untrained personnel may misdiagnose issues, leading to unnecessary repairs that can cost a significant amount of money.

At B&K, we understand the importance of proper training for VFDs. Our expert staff provides comprehensive training that covers all aspects of VFDs, from installation and configuration to troubleshooting and maintenance. Our training programs are designed to equip personnel with the skills and knowledge they need to work efficiently and effectively with VFDs, thus reducing maintenance costs and downtime.

In conclusion, proper training is crucial for those responsible for installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting VFDs. Failure to prepare ahead of time and get trained on VFDs can lead to significant costs due to unexpected problems, particularly communication issues. However, by using remote diagnostics and ensuring personnel are fully trained, companies can save money and avoid costly downtime. Contact B&K today to schedule training for your Variable Frequency Drive applications and begin reducing your remote maintenance costs.