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Want to Increase Profits at Your Warehousing and Logistics Facility? Let MTE Show You How!

Join us for session 2 in this 4-part series! The way we shop has undergone a dramatic transformation with E-commerce transactions comprising over 15% of all retail transactions in the US. Variable frequency drives (VFDs) lie at the heart of the warehousing and logistic center operations but can cause issues leading to significant downtime and lost revenue. This session will provide insight into how VFDs can bring operations to a halt.




Originally presented: April 18, 2024
Duration: 0.33 hour
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Overview

The way we shop has undergone a dramatic transformation. E-commerce transactions have soared and in 2023 comprised of over 15% of all retail transactions in the U.S. and are expected to grow to over 20% in the next 3 years. This places immense pressure on warehousing and logistics operations to deliver impeccable service, maintain uptime, and drive profits.

At the heart of these operations lie variable frequency drives, or VFDs, that power conveyor systems needed for moving products throughout a facility. However, VFDs also bring a hidden threat: electrical harmonic distortion, quietly damaging electric motors, cables, sensors, safety monitoring, and ultimately disrupting production.

Downtime is simply not an option in these facilities that process hundreds of thousands of products a day, 7 days a week. Enter MTE, with our industry-leading power quality solutions designed to combat VFD-induced downtime. Our cutting-edge technology filters out harmful harmonic distortion to safeguard your operations, create greater efficiencies, and preserve profits.

Key Takeaways

  • Develop an understanding of the short and long-term impacts of downtime
  • Learn the negative effects of VFD use in warehousing and logistics facilities
  • Find ways to avoid downtime, replace motors less often, and create greater efficiencies in your facility
  • Explore solutions that filter out harmful harmonic distortion to safeguard your operations, create greater efficiencies, and preserve profits

Speaker

Dan Schmidt, Global Product Manager, MTE Corporation

For over six years, Dan Schmidt has been a Global Product Manager at MTE Corporation. He oversees their load side power quality product solutions such as filters and reactors, and also manages the TEAL brand power distribution (PDUs) and power conditioning (PCDUs) solutions. Dan has responsibilities for product life cycle management (PLCM), new product development (NPD) initiatives, and developing value propositions and positioning for various MTE and TEAL product categories. He earned degrees in electrical engineering and biomedical engineering from Marquette University.