Abu Dhabi: –  Nidec ASI - head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group – is today presenting its new medium-voltage variable frequency drive at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC), one of the most important events for the oil & gas industry in the world. Thanks to constant innovation in power electronics, the company continues to pursue a strategy aimed at minimizing the environmental impact of its solutions while at the same time guaranteeing extremely high efficiency, low electricity consumption, greater compactness and perfect integration in the assemblies where they are installed compared to other solutions available on the market. In addition, to make use of these drives even more user-friendly, Nidec ASI has developed an app with a simple and straightforward interface.

The new VFD AFE transformerless medium-voltage drives of the SVFH series are characterized by extremely high efficiency and can be connected quickly and directly to the grid. By eliminating the transformer, Nidec has been able to make the drives 30% more compact and about 60% lighter than solutions incorporating a transformer, reducing not only energy consumption but also the use of metals difficult to dispose such as copper and iron.

The ultimate goal of the new solution presented at ADIPEC is that of guaranteeing maximum efficiency, maximizing the transfer of electricity from the grid to the load and vice versa. In fact, the VDF AFE is able to perform regenerative braking of the motor load, power factor correction and regeneration. In this way, the drive can send the electricity back to the grid without having to dissipate it, thus eliminating any waste.

Another important innovation in the VFD AFE is connectivity. In fact, these drives come with a dedicated app featuring a simple and intuitive interface which can be installed on any smartphone making it possible for the user to monitor system operation, schedule maintenance and guarantee immediate interventions even in remote mode, simplifying use for all operators, even the least expert.

"It is we who, with our daily actions and intuitions, are defining what our future and that of next generations will be like. This is why in Nidec ASI we ask ourselves every day what can and what must our contribution be to the energy transition towards tomorrow's world, which must be characterized by less consumption of raw materials and energy, if it is to be truly sustainable. This is why I am absolutely delighted to be able to present the VFD AFE drives, this new solution developed by our engineers, at ADIPEC because I am convinced that they will represent an essential element in the path towards the green and sustainable future of all industries around the world”,  Dominique Llonch, CEO of Nidec ASI and Chairman of Nidec Industrial Solutions, declared.

Nidec ASI's new VFD AFE drives fit perfectly into the company's offer of customized solutions, ideal for all industrial sectors, representing a further and important step forward in the corporate strategy in the energy transition process towards an increasingly green and sustainable future. 

Nidec ASI is at ADIPEC in Hall 1 - stand no. 1358.

Nidec Industrial Solutions (NIS), the commercial platform of the Nidec group, offers complete electrical systems and brings together the products and services of Nidec ASI, Avtron Industrial Automation, Nidec Industrial Automation and Motortecnica. It offers customized solutions throughout the world for a wide range of industrial applications. Its reference markets are the petrochemical, traditional and renewable energy, steel, naval and industrial automation markets. The multinational is specialized in heavy duty applications in which high power and high performance are key: electric motors and generators up to 65 MW of power (87,000 HP); power electronics inverters and converters; automation and software for industrial processes; retrofitting of power plants and hydroelectric generators; integrated systems for the production of electrical energy from renewable sources and their stabilisation in connecting to the national grid. Following the acquisition of the Motors, Drives and Electric Power Generation divisions of Emerson Electric Co., Nidec ASI has also made further improvements to its industrial and commercial activities, integrating the medium and low power drives into the overall range offered by Nidec. Thanks to the acquisitions of Control Techniques and Leroy-Somer, part of Nidec Corporation Group since 1 February 2017, it is able to offer technologies optimized for the control of motors and to develop automation solutions for specific applications, tailored to the needs of the client to provide a flexible response to each requirement.


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