How IP-based Connectivity Saves Energy
Automatically Control VFDs Using Protocol Conversion

In the past, system integrators were often forced to compromise when integrating new technology with existing systems that use older equipment. One of the biggest challenges is to seamlessly connect various devices (variable frequency drives, for example) that support different protocols. If communication cannot be established, operators might need to manually control VFDs or use a PLC to control the VFD through an I/O connection. Accepting this kind of compromise can waste from 10% to 30% of the total amount of energy used each year. Moxa's industrial Ethernet gateways have become a cost-effective way to achieve the protocol conversion requirement necessary to establish communication between PLCs and VFDs.

Moxa’s smart gateway solutions make
it easy for you to convert protocols: