François Malrait

François Malrait

Following a 3 year PhD in collaboration with Mines ParisTech and Schneider Electric’s Drives team, Francois Malrait joined the company in 2000. He participated in soft-starter and drives projects as a Motor Control specialist, and Embedded Software designer, publishing technical academic papers, and submitting many patent application files. In 2008 he achieved Edison L1 status in Schneider Electric’s internal expertise recognition program, and in 2010 he took on the position of Drive Technology Centre manager, focusing on Power Control, Motor Control and Application Control.

The services oriented drive: A new kind of energy management device

Energy consumption and energy management are key focuses for industrial process and utilities companies as they are some of the biggest energy consumers. Most people aren’t aware that up to… Read more »


About Energy Efficiency of Induction Motor Applications: Two Reasons to Choose a Variable Speed Drive (VSD).

Energy efficiency of an induction motor is a well established topic for academic as well as for industry. I will present in a series of posts on how VSD is… Read more »

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Variable speed drive: Back to the features

A Variable Speed Drive (VSD) is obviously able to run a motor at variable speeds, but it is also a smart actuator, fully capable of being connected and integrated into… Read more »