Overload Capability of the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter for Feeding High Torque Low Speed Drives
PCIM South America 2014, International Conference and Exhibition for Power
Electronics, Intelligent Motion, Renewable Energy and Energy Management
- Date: 14.-15.10.2014
In drive systems, the semiconductors of conventional converters must be dimensioned for the maximum torque. This results in a converter oversizing even for short time overload requirements near standstill, e.g. for mills in the mining industry. In contrast, the Modular Multilevel Matrix Converter (M3C) is characterized by the ability to share the installed switching power between the input and output side. Hence an overload capability up to200%of the nominal
value can be reached at low speeds without additional efforts. This paper explains how the overload capability is used and analyzes the overload torque limits in the whole speed range.
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