Advantages of electrical drives

  1. They are having flexible control characteristics. The study state and dynamic characteristics of electrical drives can be shaped to satisfy load requirements.
  2. Drives can be provided with automatic fault detection systems. PLCs and computers can be employed to automatically control the drive operations in a desired sequence.
  3. Drives are available in wide range of speed, power and torque.
  4. Control gear required for speed control, starting and braking is usually simple and easy to operate.
  5. It can operate in all the four quadrants of speed - torque plane. Electric braking gives smooth deceleration and increases life of the equipment compared to other forms of braking.