Centrifuges are used extensively in industry to seperate particles or materials from a solution and the non-usable material is discharged. The electric motor of a centrifuge is commonly controlled by a variable frequency drive (VFD), allowing for precise control of the centrifuge.
Batch centrifuges require stopping when the process is complete. Bonitron Dynamic Braking and Line Regeneration would allow for braking the centrifuge, increasing throughput of the centrifuge by increasing uptime.
Braking units prevent overvoltage faults on drives. A dynamic brake or "chopper" uses transistors that turn on before overvoltage situations occur, allowing excess energy to be dissipated to connected resistors. A regenerative brake channels the energy back onto the utility grid where it can be used by other equipment within the facility.