Invertek hits 3.000.000 Milestone of Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)



Adrian Ellam, CEO of Invertek Drives Ltd, with Rhydian Welson, Sales and Marketing Director, and Glyn Jones, Technical Director (left to right)

​​Invertek Drives Ltd arrives this landmark just three years after the two-million milestone. These VFDs are used in applications across a broad spectrum of industries worldwide. These include manufacturing to optimise production line efficiency in processes like pumps, fans, and conveyors; HVAC building services to regulate ventilation, air conditioning, and water pumps in commercial and industrial buildings; water and wastewater to improve efficiency in water treatment plants and pumping stations; renewable energy to control wind turbines and solar tracking systems; to HVAC-R for optimising performance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration systems.

Its Optidrive VFDs play a crucial role in reducing energy consumption of up to 50 per cent in some applications and associated emissions. By precisely controlling electric motors, they ensure they only use the power needed for the specific task, significantly reducing wasted energy. This technology is particularly impactful considering estimates suggest over 80 million electric motors operate globally without VFD control.

Designed and manufactured at the company’s headquarters near Welshpool, UK, the production of the three millionth VFD represents Invertek Drives’ ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability.

“Tackling energy waste and emissions is a global priority,” said Adrian Ellam, CEO of Invertek Drives Ltd. “Our VFDs provide a powerful and proven solution. Expanding their use will significantly impact environmental sustainability. We innovate relentlessly, ensuring our technology remains at the forefront of efficiency.”