“The drives offer a very simple user interface that provides ‘out of the box’ solutions for a large proportion of variable speed motor control applications,” it added.

They are also available with a range of environmental protection, from a standard industrial housing to a dust- and splash-proof version (IP55 or NEMA 12), and even a full washdown duty (IP66 or NEMA 4X) variant. “The latter version is unusual in this smaller power sector of the market.”