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Toshiba Introduces New Variable Speed Drive for Pumps

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Toshiba's Industrial Division, Houston, Texas, USA, has unveiled a new adjustable speed drive for the pump industry—the P9. The new ARRRA-compliant drive reduces pressure buildup and energy consumption in pumps, thereby maximizing efficiency, energy savings, and the life of pumping equipment, the company notes.

Incorporating Toshiba's Virtual Linear Pump (VLP) Technology, the P9 directly, precisely, and linearly controls pressure or flow. It does the following:

  • Linearizes traditional non-linear pumps curve, providing user's system with stable and precise variable pumping control
  • Solves problem of load-balancing over multiple pumps, eliminating PID tuning
  • Allows user to configure system in five simple steps (VLP provides user with complete control in only minutes)
  • Self-calibrates and eliminates common pump anomalies
  • Protects against dead head, loss of suction pressure, cavitation, thrust bearing, etc.
  • Maximizes energy savings on variable torque loads.


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