Classic Power Factor Control (i.e. PFC) circuits used in many drive applications have been the single boost topology. Recently, Interleaved Power Factor has gained much interest in the drive community. Each of these types of PFC topologies has distinct benefits, which will be described in Vincotech’s article in further detail.
As the industrial market looks to replace old inefficient motors, and new equipment manufactures try to make use of better variable speed motor solutions, high efficient drives will be the solution. Manufactures that offer motor drives with power factor control will be able to work with OEM customers meeting the needs of energy efficiency, low installation cost, and flexibility.