Case story | VLT® FlexConcept® Danfoss saves time and money with VLT® FlexConcept® at Fairlife VLT® OneGearDrive® variants only, to minimise spare parts and installation costs 3 danfoss.com/flexconcept The first packaging lines – and the next Danfoss North America (NAM) sales team has delivered the first VLT® FlexConcept® solution in North America. Fairlife has built a new dairy production facility in Coopersville, Michigan. The new site will begin production of a milk protein drink called Fairlife and Core Power. Savings in installation process Jeff Philpott, Descon Conveyor Systems: “The VLT® Decentral Drive FCD 302 has saved Descon time and money, for we can utilize the I/O connection of the FCD 302 and reduce analogue I/O block. Node connectivity is very expensive. Any additional Ethernet switches and I/O blocks add so much more cost, more wiring and more time to install.” “The additional digital and analogue I/O provided by Decentral Drives FCD 302 offers Descon and our customers the ability to add field sensors without adding major cost. Alternative suppliers did not support this feature”, explains Jeff Philpott, and elaborates on the cost savings achieved: “Descon is confident that we can deliver major savings for Fairlife in time, labour, and installation costs. With the FCD 302 decentral solution, costs are minimized for local electrical contractors.” Danfoss NAM has supplied a VLT® FlexConcept® solution for three packaging lines at the Coopersville facility. Each line uses approximately 60 pieces of the VLT® OneGearDrive® and the VLT® Decentral Drive FCD 302 respectively. Everyone is a winner To secure these packaging lines, Danfoss NAM utilized a Danfoss Food & Beverage PUSH / PULL strategy, providing savings to both the equipment builder Descon Conveyor Systems, and the end user Fairlife.
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