Variable Speed Drives:

Reducing energy costs in dairy parlours

Vacuum pumps account for about 80% of the energy used by equipment in dairy parlours. Farmers can dramatically cut their energy costs by installing Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) to optimise milking systems.

Topics in this brochure include:

  • What is a VSD?
  • How can VSDs save electricity in your dairy parlour?
  • Things to consider before installing a VSD.
  • VDS’ benefits – going beyond energy efficiency.
  • Eskom’s national Advisory Service.