Shipping a VFD (variable frequency drive) safely is important because electronic components can be easily damaged due to poor packaging. When shipping a VFD, the first step to safely package the VFD is to locate an appropriatesize box for everything you intend to ship. When using larger boxes, keep in mind this will mean higher shipping fees from the carrier, and large boxes are unnecessary if you’re shipping small items.
When shipping a VFD, always either use a box supplied by the VFD manufacturer, specifically designed for the VFD, or a cardboard box with thick sidewalls that will not break during shipment.Once an appropriate box has been located, gently place the items in the box and use plenty of packaging materials within the box to keep the VFD safe during shipment. You can use Styrofoam, newspaper, bubble wrap, or any other type of shipping material that will keep the VFD protected within the box during shipment.Once the variable speed drive has been safely boxed up, seal the box with clear shipping tape. Masking tape and duct tape are not recommended and will not be accepted by most shipping carriers. Clear packaging tape is easy to find and holds cardboard better.
Precision Electric receives VFD Drives that are damaged during shipping nearly every day, but for the most part, VFD Drive users are aware that it’s important to package equipment safely when shipping a VFD, no matter how far of a distance the drive will be shipping. Call Precision Electric for VFD Drive repair quotes or variable speed drive replacement quotes.