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A production variable-frequency drive is described which uses an induction motor and a controlled-current inverter. The control loops of the drive have been arranged so that the performance of the drive is extended to zero speed and to the theoretical upper limit speed. Operating modes include torque smoothing by programmed dc link current, pulsewidth modulated (PWM) current shaping, and flux-controlled constant horsepower operation.
Date of Publication: March 1980