Lenze Americas launched Drive Solution Designer (DSD), a software tool that analyzes the complete drive train of an application to ensure the correct design and dimensioning of a decentralized system. DSD software helps derive energy savings through the use of efficient motors and transmissions, achieving precisely matched speed control through the use of frequency inverters.
The energy requirements of a drive train and the individual components are calculated along with the amount of regenerative energy that can be exchanged via the DC bus or fed via a regenerative module to the supply system. Lenze DSD optimizes the energy use of each component by determining the loss/load ratio of the mechanical processes. Since drive train components work at low efficiency in partial load applications, contributing to high energy loss, the DSD works to accurately specify the precise load-dependent power requirements of the machine, maximizing energy savings.