Electronic Variable Speed Drives

Third Edition
Author: Michael E. Brumbach
ISBN #: 140188962X
©2006   Publish Date: 08/15/2005
Binding: PB
Pages: 312
Publisher: Cengage Learning

Price: $174.95


This one-of-a-kind book gets its distinction from a total commitment to electronic variable speed drives and provides the essential information maintenance technicians need to understand DC and inverter drive technology. Logically structured, Electronic Variable Speed Drives, 3E begins with fundamental drive circuits and builds to an understanding of more complex drive circuits for improved learning. Troubleshooting and maintenance are emphasized throughout, and abundant waveform schematics help guide the reader's understanding of the theory of operation of the different types of drives and their circuitry. This updated third edition includes two new chapters on digital regenerative DC drives and frequency inverters, as well as the mechanical installation, electrical installation, set-up, tuning, programming, operating, and troubleshooting of each drive.

Product Benefits:

  • Coverage is basic enough for the novice drive user, yet comprehensive enough to include information related to setting up and troubleshooting drives
  • New topics include digital regenerative DC drives and the frequency inverter, bringing additional manufacturer-specific information to the book
  • Explanations and theory are presented in a clear, concise, no-nonsense manner with very little use of formulas
  • Thorough coverage of troubleshooting techniques is included, with an entire chapter devoted to DC drive troubleshooting and AC drive troubleshooting
  • Actual manufacturer's schematics enable readers to approximate the real world as they progress through the book
  • A refresher on DC and AC motor theory is included in the appendix, as well as coverage of solid-state devices as they relate to variable speed drive technology

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1 DC Drive Fundamentals
Chapter 2 Switching Amplifier Field Current Controllers
Chapter 3 SCR Armature Voltage Controllers
Chapter 4 Brushless DC Motor Controllers
Chapter 5 Braking
Chapter 6 Chopper Circuits
Chapter 7 The Four-Quadrant Chopper
Chapter 8 Troubleshooting DC Drives
Chapter 9 Digital Regenerative DC Drive
Chapter 10 AC Drive Fundamentals
Chapter 11 Variable Voltage Inverters
Chapter 12 Pulse Width Modulated Variable Voltage Inverters
Chapter 13 Current Source Inverters
Chapter 14 Flux Vector Drives
Chapter 15 Troubleshooting Inverter Drives
Chapter 16 Frequency Inverter

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