VFD Drive Cable—Critical or Overkill?

Thursday, May 12, 2016

With the drive to improve efficiency and reduce cost in manufacturing, more and more manufacturers are upgrading to Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) to better regulate their 3-phase AC motors. A reliable VFD system can efficiently control the power and voltage it delivers to the motor, and at the same time, can substantially reduce energy use and costs.

However, careful specification of every component of the VFD system is required to realize this reliability and energy savings. This is especially true for the least valued yet, highly critical component in the system: the power cable that connects the motor to the VFD.

This presentation from General Cable explores the design aspects of the VFD drive cable that make it a critical part of a reliable VFD system.

Suji Sullivan


Suji Sullivan
Director of Sales – General Cable Corporation

Suji is responsible for the Industrial Automation market. She brings over 20 years of industry experience in various positions, including product development, product management, manufacturing technology and sales. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.