An AC motor drive is a frequency converter designed to control the speed and torque of an electric motor – typically 3-phase AC induction or 3-phase BLDC motors – using specifically developed control methods such as Variable-Frequency Drive (VFD) or Field-Oriented Control (FOC).
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