Power For The Planet®
AP&C has a wide selection of rental Motor-Generator and electronic based (static) frequency converters providing single phase or three-phase sine wave output.
Our rental frequency converter products can be found producing Power For The Planet® in many sectors including Energy, Aerospace, Defense, Medical Equipment, Pharmaceuticals, Communications, Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, Entertainment / Media, Technology, Industrial and Automotive.
Application – Where Used
Frequency converters are a form of AC Power Source or AC Power Supply and are utilized to convert the utility AC power source available in your facility to a different frequency, such as 50 Hertz (Hz), 400 Hertz (Hz) or Adjustable Frequency. Frequency converters provide a smooth output sine wave and regulated voltage. Unlike transformers frequency converters are able to convert frequency as well as voltage to the parameters needed.
Frequency converters (also known as Frequency Changers), are sometimes confused with terms such as Variable Speed Drives, Adjustable Speed Drives, Variable Frequency Drives which are designed specifically to control the speed of an AC motor. These drives are referred by some as “Frequency Converters”, and provide an output that is not a voltage sine wave but rather pulses which are not suitable to provide power to equipment other than an ac motor.
Converting voltage and frequency can be accomplished by electro-mechanical or electronic (static) means. Using electro-mechanical means, the Motor-Generator (MG set) is made-up of an ac motor that operates directly from the 60 Hertz utility power line and a generator with its shaft coupled to the driving motor. The generator produces the new frequency and voltage levels. read more
Electronic or Static frequency converters make the conversion of the 60 Hertz utility power line using rectification changing the AC utility power line to a Direct Current voltage level, then using this DC level with semiconductor switching technology to make the new frequency and voltage levels. read more