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The paper addresses the issue of harmonics, hard switching and soft switching, speed control of a high power three phase motor used in industries. To analyze this problem in this paper, power electronics-based approach is used to drive a three-phase motor using a front end active converter. The technology presented in this paper uses power devices such as IGBT’s and SCR’s which has various benefits over BJT and MOSFET. To reduce harmonics power devices are used in rectifiers and inverters. Three phase motors are extensively used for various industrial applications because of their various advantages and using a power device-based technique to drive motor makes it more efficient. The design procedure for this proposed technique is briefly discussed with simulation results and calculations.
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