July 30, 2020

Toshiba Motors and Drives have been a part of the Tundra family for 12+ years, and can be found in a variety of industries. These industries include Up/Mid/Downstream Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Pulp and Paper, Mining, Agriculture, Food and Beverage, Municipal, and Water/Wastewater.

Toshiba Low Voltage Adjustable Speed Drives (also known as variable frequency drives) are common in Western Canada and have earned a reputation for being the most robust drives on the market. Toshiba Drives are coupled with Low Voltage Motors that rotate equipment at varying speeds as required (e.g. pumps & fans). They do this by controlling the voltage and frequency to the motor.

Interestingly, when needed, a drive can also control the torque output of a motor instead of speed, ensuring that the motor torque meets a predetermined setpoint. Torque control can be used to help protect equipment or machinery. Neither torque control or speed control are possible if you simply connect a motor “across the line” and turn on a switch. An Adjustable Speed Drive makes this possible.

Toshiba’s latest drive is the AS3. This Low Voltage Drive was built with industry trends, performance and optimization in mind. As industries embrace big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and connectivity, the new AS3 offers dual-port Ethernet/IP connectivity, an embedded web server and is ready for Industry 4.0.

*Not familiar with Industry 4.0? Here is a non-technical article that explains it.*

The Toshiba AS3 Drive is the successor to previous Toshiba Low Voltage Drives and offers users more intuitive control, data, diagnostics and connectivity than ever before.

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