The smooth hum you hear in your HVAC system is often courtesy of the motor or drive, so in order to have a beefy system, you need to have the brains match the brawn in a sense. The brains being your motor of course, because it needs to keep up with the tough environmental conditions while still being energy efficient. In today’s market, there is always something better rolling out and this year is no different. Here is a look at some of the latest drive and motor products now available on the market.


The VLT Midi Drive FC 280 was created by Danfoss and is the newest version of the company’s VLT 2800 drive. The design on this drive was intended for compact products that require high-performance while still keeping the price affordable. Simplicity was the main goal of this drive when it comes to installing, using, and maintaining it. There are many software features to this drive as well such as integrated PID, sleep mode with boost, flying start, broken belt, compressor start, and the ability to do positioning. This allows for the use of an induction motor or a highly efficient permanent magnet motor. For more information on this drive, visit


You will find that the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressors and motor control drives have been designed to enable system manufacturers to achieve 29 IEER, 13-plus HSPF, and 25 + SEER. According to Emerson Climate Technologies Inc., small businesses and homeowners have experienced significant annual energy savings and higher indoor comfort levels when utilizing system that have the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor. The best thing about this product is that it can be applied across the board to many split systems, heat pumps, packaged systems, roof tops, chillers, and geothermal systems. For more information on the Copeland Scroll variable speed compressor and motor control drive, please visit