Breaking Down the Jargon

You may have seen certain terms labeled in your facility or plant, such as PLCs, VFDs, Soft Start, and Power Factor Correction. What do these terms mean and how much do you need to know about them? Here’s an informative look at each of these common and important terms.

PLC – Programmable Logic Controller. Automated tasks are managed via these controls.

VFD – Variable Frequency Drive. These adjustable speed drives controls the speed of an electric motor.

Soft Start – When a device begins to power up, this is the term used to describe any circuit that reduces the excess current.

Power Factor Correction – This process counteracts any distortion and can actually raise the power factor.

The staff at Muth Electric Inc. can actually work to keep your power factory fees to a minimum, helping you save time and money in the process. If you see these fees increasing on your utility bill, then call us quickly to learn how we can help. Since we work consistently with these devices, and understand the jargon and abbreviations better than anyone, we can quickly and efficiently get your operating at peak capacity for less money!