Cutler Hammer is a brand of the Eaton Corporation, a global power management company.

Control Concepts services all Cutler Hammer drives! Contact us today.

  • OEM Application Drives
  • Industrial Drives
  • HVAC Drives
  • Value Engineered Open and Closed Drive Solutions

What are Cutler Hammer Variable Frequency Drives?

Cutler Hammer Drives are specifically designed for use in OEM applications and other industrial automation to improve energy efficiency.

Cutler Hammer VFDs have the flexibility to connect to automatic networks and provide adjustable motor control from basic applications such as pump and fan operation to intricate applications for a broad range of industries.

Drive Types

OEM Drives

Cutler Hammer/Eaton provides a wide selection of variable frequency drives specifically designed for use in OEM applications. These drives offer significant energy savings in addition to space-saving designs and programmable features. 

Industrial Drives

Cutler Hammer/Eaton builds variable frequency drive solutions to fit the needs of industrial control systems. 

HVAC Drives

Cutler Hammer/Eaton offers several variable frequency drives designed specifically for HVAC applications. 

Value Engineered Open and Closed Drive Solutions

Eaton’s Variable Frequency Drives Flex Center provides customers value-engineered open and enclosed drive solutions. 

Control Concepts has over 30 years of experience in Cutler Hammer drive repair, service, and support. 

Common Drive Failures

  • Drive doesn’t run the motor
  • Drive keeps blowing fuses or tripping breakers
  • Loose connections
  • Non-functional cooling fans
  • Software or programming problems
  • Circuit board failure

The Repair Process

We check the motor drive and terminals for substandard connections which can be caused by anything from heat cycles and mechanical vibration to reusing or over-tightening torque screws.

We conduct diode and IGBT tests on the input/output power sections before applying power to the drive unit. This is to protect against further damage from a short. 

We power up the unit and perform amp readings and output frequency tests, slowly increasing the voltage until the rated input voltage of the drive is reached. 

If everything functions properly, we use the drive to run a motor through basic jog functions after backing up existing programs. If the motor does not run, we check the output voltages and current ratings going to the motor to check drive function for motor rotation.

Most drive failures can be avoided through preventative maintenance.

Control Concepts provides 24/7 Cutler Hammer service and support. Call us for more information or to schedule service.