Opening the black box of Variable Frequency Drives


A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) can provide advantages when properly installed and configured. However, to many, they are a mysterious black box. This talk will help remove the mystery. Topics will include:

- How to use the available VFD control system settings to maximize energy savings
- When and when not to replace your motor with a VFD retrofit
- Simple rules for a successful VFD installation

  Date and Time




  • Date: 21 Jan 2020
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
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  • 1415 Engineering Drive
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • United States 53706
  • Building: Engineering Hall
  • Room Number: 2535

  • Starts 31 December 2019 12:00 PM
  • Ends 20 January 2020 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge
  • Menu: Pizza with meat, Pizza without meat


Jeff Jeff of JMB & Associates


Opening the black box of Variable Frequency Drives


Jeff Miller is President and Owner of JMB & Associates in Menomonee Falls.

Jeff has been in the variable frequency drive and motor control industry for over 30 years. He spent 13 years at Danfoss and 15 years at ABB. Jeff started in R&D engineering and ended as the VP of Sales. Jeff enjoys working with the engineering community on the proper selection and application of VFD’s for the HVAC, water, and wastewater industries.

If we can get things worked out with IEEE in time, PDH will be available for this meeting. A five dollar fee is required for a PDH certificate.