WEG Launches Latest Variable Speed Drive

By Joel Davies -

Motor and drive manufacturer, WEG, will launch its new CFW900 variable speed drive (VSD) at the Drives & Controls 2022 exhibition held in Birmingham, UK. 

Founded in 1961, WEG is a Brazilian electronic equipment company, operating in the capital goods sector with solutions in electric machines, automation and paints for several sectors, including infrastructure, steel, pulp and paper, oil and gas, mining, among many others.

At Drives & Controls 2022, which is held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from April 5 to 7, WEG will launch the CFW900 drive to the UK and Ireland market. The model is the latest addition to the CFW range of frequency inverters and features a simplified design, increased power density and improved ease-of-use that allows the user to access configurations and technical data.

The CFW900 can also collaborate with a range of digital tools recently launched by WEG, including Motion Fleet Management (MFM) which will be demonstrated at booth E110. MFM is a control and monitoring tool for the operation of industrial assets, using cloud computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. Through asset monitoring and a combination of edge and in cloud data processing, MFM generates real-time insights on motors, drives and other industrial assets to share with plant managers and engineers.

MFM operates alongside WEG Motor Scan and WEG Drive Scan — sensors to monitor the vibration, temperature and running hours of their respective assets. These technologies collect and transmit operational data and communicate with MFM to provide operational insights to engineers and plant managers.

“Digital technologies are becoming increasingly present in all manufacturing operations”, explained Marek Lukaszczyk, marketing manager for WEG Europe and the Middle East. “The new digital portfolio from WEG has been developed to fulfil increased customer demand. Our goal is to help plant managers improve their plant efficiency and better manage maintenance through digital solutions.

“A key part of WEG’s ethos is to help our customers meet their efficiency goals — and adequate frequency inverters are a key part of this. The new CFW900 is compatible with the WEG’s EcoDrive app, which allows users to monitor, set parameters, program, and simulate the efficiency of their system on their mobile phone”.

Alongside these technologies, WEG will exhibit the WG20 range of geared motors at Drives & Controls. This is the first geared motor range to be completely developed in-house by WEG. The range comprises helical, parallel shaft and helical bevel gear units with torques between 50 and 18,000 Nm. 

You can find more information about WEG on its website

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