Light Industries

Conventional Manufacturing Industries

Customer challenges

Conventional manufacturing industries are adapting more and more non-linear loads in their electrical networks. Most of the industrial processes such as excursion, winding, compressors, pumps and fans are either fed with AC drives or DC drives. AC drives are built on 6-pulse diode rectifiers which create significant harmonic currents and distort the current sinewave. DC drives involve even more power quality problems, not only harmonic distortions but also low power factors. High harmonic currents in manufacturing plants increase energy losses in transformers and cables, contribute to the risk of breakdown of electronic cards and rapidly reduce the lifetime of plant equipment.



  • Printing industry
  • Textiles industry
  • Packaging industry
  • Sugar industry
  • Cable industry
  • Food and beverage industry
  • Other light industries

Customer benefits

The key benefits of improving power quality in conventional manufacturing industries include:

  • Smooth plant operation with minimum downtime
  • Energy savings and high process reliability
  • Reduced maintenance cost and plant operating costs
  • Extended lifetime of sensitive electrical equipment in the plant
  • Compliance with IEEE-519, G5/4, IEC61000 3-2, 3-4 and other power quality standards and recommendations

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