At Joliet Technologies, it is our business to keep pace with the advance of variable speed drive and motor technology and effectively apply that knowledge to your application. To help you help us, one of the most valuable resources we can supply is information. The old adage is true…an educated consumer is our best customer. Toward that end, we are pleased to announce this inaugural issue of our blog, “”.

Upcoming issues will discuss topics such as:

  • Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology – the basics of form and function
  • VSD’s and energy savings
  • Proper VSD application and installation
  • Drive-generated harmonics – their impact and mitigation
  • Motor selection and protection
  • VSD’s and “Soft-starters” – and when to use each
  • And many more…

The format will be varied and interactive – we invite you to comment, ask questions, and provide your own perspectives and experiences. The knowledge you share will enhance the value of this forum for everyone. We will respond to inquiries as time permits, with highest priority placed on those concerns shared by the greatest number of readers. And of course we will always provide other means to contact us should you wish.

With the rapidly rising cost of energy and the challenges of competing in a global environment, targeted information is critical to staying on top of your operating costs and getting a leg up on the competition. It is our hope that the knowledge we share in this forum will allow you to better understand your needs and options, and make the most informed decisions possible about the technologies you use. We hope you enjoy it, and look forward to your participation. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us with your VSD, motor and custom panel applications at

See you next week…

Jay Baima - Author


Jay Baima
Joliet Technologies