Variable Frequency Drives are used within the automation industry to drive induction motors with added precision over a simple contactor. Over the last decade, these devices have become increasingly cheaper. Based on this phenomenon, it’s now recommended to utilize a VFD over a contactor in every application. VFDs are flexible, provide additional control and data in every application.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.solisplc.com/tutorials/powerflex-525-vfd-setup-programming-parameters-wiring-diagram-rslogix-studio-5000-ethernet-ip-address-start-stop