Cloud Based Product Allows Remote Management of Variable Frequency Drives Anywhere at Anytime
LAS VEGAS – Today, AMI™, a Las Vegas, Nev. based engineering and green technology company, announced the release of their newest product, VFD Connect™. This product allows for wireless and remote management of any variable frequency drive from any web-enabled device such as a computer, laptop, tablet or Smartphone.
VFD Connect™ expands AMI’s position as the leader in cloud technology solutions for the industrial market. The device itself is a simple add-on to any variable frequency drive. Simple plug and play technology allows for easy installation without the need for complicated configuration by the end user. The system puts all of the information from the VFD itself in the palm of the customers’ hand without the need to physically visit the drive in the field. With the VFD Connect™ the user can get automatic alerts, change system parameters, log data and run reports anytime, anyplace.
Currently AMI™ offers applications for variable frequency drives from most major manufacturers, including ABB, Cerus, Hitachi, Grundfos, Danfoss, Delta, Mitsubishi Schneider, Toshiba, Yaskawa and Vacon. New applications are currently under development making the product compatible with most drives on the market today.
VFD Connect™ allows users to access, manage, monitor and troubleshoot the VFD anywhere at anytime. AMI™ uses cellular communication to communicate with the drive making the need for radios or phone lines obsolete. The VFD Connect™ can also communicate via Ethernet or satellite, thus allowing communication anywhere in the world through a secured server network.
The user interface (UI) is simple and intuitive, requires no advanced programming or any specific commands, making the product usable and accessible by anyone.
AMI™ offers this product through distribution outlets under the AMI™ brand name as well as thru original equipment manufacturer (OEM) channels. With simple Over the Air Programming (OTAP) capabilities, AMI™ can send any application to any product, anywhere in the world, at anytime. This makes VFD Connect™ a simple and cost effective solution for end users, distributors and manufacturers.