Variable frequency drive (VFD) cables have distinct advantages over traditional cables when used in drive and motor applications. When installed properly, VFD cables reduce cross coupling between drives and the shield contains and drains the electrical noise created by the drive. Their noise mitigation helps with the proper function of adjacent control systems and they help to reduce motor shaft voltage and bearing currents.
LUTZE DRIVEFLEX® cables are designed to cope with the power distortions in VFD applications. They offer superior electrical values for VFD or servo applications and are UL listed type “Flexible VFD Servo Cable, Flexible Motor Supply Cable” to comply with codes and standards regarding electrical wiring of VFDs. DRIVEFLEX® XLPE insulation has very low capacitance, high impedance and high voltage breakthrough resistance. DRIVEFLEX® cables are safer and more efficient compared with traditional PVC/Nylon power tray cables or THHN wires in conduit.
LUTZE has recently expanded their DRIVEFLEX® line to include series A106 and A107, which are smaller diameter, general purpose series drive cables. Which type you use will depend on your specific project and requirements.
- A106 series is great for most VFD applications and motors up to 40 HP and features a small outer diameter (OD) for easy routing and use in conduit.
- A107 series cable is similar to the A106, but includes one shielded pair for brake or control signals.
Don’t trust your VFD and motor operations to tray cable or THHN. Interested in learning more about DRIVEFLEX® or ordering it for your next project? Give your French Gerleman Account Manager a call today!