Avery is a senior product training engineer at Yaskawa America Inc. - Drives and Motion Division. Since joining Yaskawa in 2000, Avery has authored several technical articles helping readers better understand and utilize their VFDs. To learn more about VFDs, including downloadable eLearning Modules, and a schedule of classes, visit www.yaskawa.com/training.
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