Danfoss Drives History

Danfoss were the worlds first company to mass produce the frequency converter.vlt5

VLT®5 was the first mass produced variable speed electronic controller.

The electronic parts was embedded in oil for isolation and cooling. The name of the drive was derived from ”velocity control”. For a short period the name was ”Velotrol”, which since has been abbreviated further to VLT® – now the brand name for Danfoss Drives electronic motor controls.

 

Historical Time Line

2004

The VLT® AutomationDrive series is launched as the first through-put modular developed and manufactured concept to cover all applications.

2001
Danfoss Drives reached the target for recycling and sorting of waste products set for 2003. Now 65% of all waste products are being reused and only 25% incinerated.

1999
Danfoss Bauer GmbH joins the Danfoss Group. The USA plants are environmentally certified.

1996
The plant in Graasten has been currently enlarged and now covers 22500 square meters. The plant is environmentally certified.

1995
Danfoss Drives take over the Graham Company in Milwaukee, USA. Graham is a renown provider of HVAC equipment in the USA.

1982
Danfoss Drives acquires Hampton Products in Rockford, USA. Today 350 are employed in the USA.

1977
The production of is moved into a plant dedicated for electronics.

1968
In 1968 the Worlds first mass-produced variable speed control for AC motors was developed