The commercial dryer requirements spell out ultra-efficiency, high performance, and more advanced technologies. Operation with cost savings on energy enables commercial laundry facilities to increase margins and provide for a quicker payback on equipment. Commercial laundry dryers traditionally use a standalone Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) with a low efficiency induction motor to improve performance and efficiency.
By incorporating a super highly efficient axial flux motor and embedding the drive into a single integrated package increases the overall system efficiency. Variable speed direct drive systems offer higher torques to reduce the need for mechanical components which save weight, space, and initial system cost along with reducing on-going maintenance. Integrated motor/drives also reduce installation time, reduce wiring, and have the added benefit of on-board diagnostics and increased power factor.