Motor Control Systems and Variable Speed Drives

Variable speed drives (VSDs) allow loads driven by AC induction motors (such as fans and pumps) to operate in a wide range of speeds compared to the motor fixed speed. VSDs are also called variable-frequency drives, adjustable-speed drives, variable-frequency inverters, or frequency converters.

VSD installations can increase energy efficiency (in some cases energy savings can exceed 50%), improve power factor and process precision, and provide other performance benefits such as soft starting and over-speed capability. They also can eliminate the need for expensive and energy-wasting throttling mechanisms such as control valves and outlet dampers.

VSDs can provide significant savings in applications such as:

  • Variable air volume air conditioning systems
  • Chilled water pumping
  • Exhaust air systems, such as dust extraction, paint shop exhaust, and fume cupboards
  • Refrigeration systems
  • Some modern compressors (including air and refrigeration compressors)

Ryan Wilks can design, manufacture and install your motor control and VSD system.

Structural Steel

We supply cost effective structural steel manufacturing solutions with competitive rates, and fast turnaround. We take great pride in our holistic approach to providing structural steel technology with real world experience. From an architectural sketch or detailed engineering drawings we can manufacture, deliver and install.

Services we offer:

  • Specialist structural steel fabricators and on site installations;
  • Beams and Columns – On Site Welding;
  • Steel cut to any size, length and shape – fabricated and delivered;
  • Oxy-plasma cutting of sheet plate to any size and shape;
  • Gates, handrails, stairs, mezzanine floors and platforms.

Above and Underground Fuel Storage

Ryan Wilks can provide affordable, reliable, turn-key above and underground diesel fuel storage tank installations that comply with all local, state, and federal regulations. If you need bulk diesel fuel storage for your generator we have a durable, easy to install and cost-effective solution.