Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) at Southland Automation
Southland Automation specializes in variable frequency drives (VFD), sometimes known as adjustable speed drives, and has a a huge inventory of new, used, and reconditioned VFDs from all manufacturers. We stock drives starting at $199, provide incredible support and service after the sale, and have VFDs and drives from dozens of manufacturers. 

Our VFD inventory includes drives rated at 1/4 HP to 600 HP. Our reconditioned VFDs and other adjustable speed drives offer an amazing value and include a one-year warranty.

If you need help finding a VFD please call us at 866-736-1286

FAQ About Variable Frequency Drives

Q. What is a variable frequency drive or adjustable speed drive?

A variable frequency drive (VFD) or adjustable speed drive is a device used to control the speed of an electric motor by controlling the frequency of the electrical power sent to the motor.  Simply put, it is an adjustable speed drive for an electric motor.

Q. Which types of applications are variable frequency drives used in?

Variable frequency drives and adjustable speed drives are used in a large number of applications controlling the electric motors of fans, lifts, conveyors, fans, pumps, and other heavy duty machinery.


Q.  What are the advantages for using a variable frequency drive or adjustable speed drive as opposed to a traditional power source for an electric motor?

The primary advantage is energy savings, longevity, and cost savings.

Photo of Siemens Cutler Hammer VFD drive

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     EMS VFD

     Furnas VFD

     General Electric VFD

     Motortronics VFD

     Omron VFD

     PLC Direct VFD

     Reliance VFD

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     Square D VFD

     Telemecanique VFD

     Toshiba VFD

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