Since January 2019, Approtech is distributor and official partner of Danfoss Drive for Maghreb and French-speaking Africa.

What is the business of Danfoss Drive?

Danfoss Drive is manufacturer and global leader of speed control for electric motors, soft starter and lot of industrial and mining facilities (conveyors, fans, process, mills, and drives).

Variable speeds are also well present on facilities equipped with pumps (which are one of the major products family and technical skills that Approtech historically offers).

From 1968, Danfoss Drive has been the first company to mass produce AC drive.

Danfoss Drive employs more than 28,000 people and is present in more than hundred countries.

What is an AC drive ?

Making our world and way of living more sustainable

An AC drive is a device used to control the speed of an electrical motor in order to:

  • enhance process control
  • reduce energy usage and generate energy efficiently
  • decrease mechanical stress on motor control applications
  • optimize the operation of various applications relying on electric motors

Drives can also be utilized to convert energy from natural and renewable resources like the sun, wind or tides, and transmit it to the electrical network or use it for local consumption.

In hybrid technologies, AC drives are used to combine conventional energy sources and energy storages to create total energy management solutions.

AC drives are also known by various other names such as adjustable speed drives, adjustable frequency drives, variable frequency drives, variable speed drives, frequency converters, inverters and power converters.

Did you know?

  • Emerging economies are driving the increase in energy consumption
  • 20% of the world's energy consumption is electrical energy
  • More than 50% of electrical energy is used by electrical motors
  • 75% of AC drives are used on pumps, fans and compressors
  • Global electrical energy consumption could be reduced by 10% if AC drives were used in every suitable application

The need for energy conservation in order to save the environment is a key driver in the development of speed control devices, and AC drives provide the optimum method of controlling the speed of electrical motors to match load demand. Even small changes in motor speed can cause significant changes in energy consumption.

AC drives are well hidden, but nevertheless they play a major and very necessary role in modern, everyday life by making the world and our way of living more sustainable.

With the technical support of the Danfoss France staff, we are able to meet your specifications and define the AC drive and starting equipment for your installations according to the VLT and VACON available ranges.
With our local partners, we can also intervene directly on your installations, on site, according to your needs.
Do not hesitate to consult us.

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