Transient surges are a change in fundamental frequency that occur thousands of times a day when using a VFD (variable frequency drive). Standard surge protection devices are voltage triggered only and do not account for these transient surges that can lead to confusion in electrical systems. Examples include false zero crossing, false triggering of diodes and timing issues.
In a new partnership CP Automation has joined with SineTamer to distribute surge and transient protection systems across Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The alliance will help manufacturers to decrease downtime caused by standard surge protection devices by mitigating transient surges caused by VFDs.
“The SineTamer transient protection system will be the saving grace for many facilities managers,” explained John Mitchell, global business development manager at CP Automation. “The sine wave has actually remained the same since the late 1800s. However, the sensitivity of the equipment that is connected to the grid is now much more sensitive. Therefore, businesses experiencing inexplicable downtime will benefit from eliminating these low-level switching transient events.”
“It is refreshing to encounter a progressive group of individuals that are truly interested in assisting clients in improving the profitability of their organisations,” said Jeff Edwards, CEO and founder of SineTamer.